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March 31, 2021

Educopia Releases First Issue of Quarterly Newsletter

We’re delighted to announce the inaugural issue of the Educopia Newsletter, a quarterly publication that features events, resources, updates, and announcements from our diverse portfolio of research, consulting, and community cultivation work. In this first issue, you’ll find:  The release of Educopia’s first Community Cultivation guide Updates and resources from the Library Publishing Workflows, BitcuratorEdu, … Continue reading Educopia Releases First Issue of Quarterly Newsletter

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March 26, 2021

Educopia Releases First in Series of Community Cultivation Resources

Just in time for Spring, Educopia is releasing its first Community Cultivation guide!  Vision in Formation: Articulating Your Community’s Purpose is the first guide in our long-planned library of entirely open tools, templates, and guidance documentation to help communities navigate common challenges experienced across lifecycle stages and growth areas. 

Next Generation Library Publishing. Improving the publishing pathways and services for authors, editors, and readers. Learn more at http://bit.ly/nglp-home. Logos for Arcadia Fund, California Digital Library, Confederation of Open Access Repositories, Educopia Institute, Longleaf Services, LYRASIS, and Stratos.
March 16, 2021

NGLP Releases “Library Publishing Infrastructure: Assembling New Solutions”

A core principle guiding the Next Generation Library Publishing (NGLP)  project is TRANSPARENCY. In alignment with that principle, we are openly sharing all of our findings from more than a year’s worth of deep community engagement research.  Our newest publication, Library Publishing Infrastructure: Assembling New Solutions, documents the design, methods, results, and recommendations of the … Continue reading NGLP Releases “Library Publishing Infrastructure: Assembling New Solutions”

Making Community Spaces Safer
February 23, 2021

Making Community Spaces Safer: On Being “Transformational”

Over the course of 2020-2021, members of the Educopia staff will be contributing blog posts to the “Making Community Spaces Safer” series. Each post will explore one of our organizational values and describe our efforts to live into that value, including our successes, our failures, and the hard-won lessons that occur in between. We will announce new … Continue reading Making Community Spaces Safer: On Being “Transformational”

Making Community Spaces Safer
February 16, 2021

Making Community Spaces Safer: On Being “Caring”

Over the course of 2020-2021, members of the Educopia staff will be contributing blog posts to the “Making Community Spaces Safer” series. Each post will explore one of our organizational values and describe our efforts to live into that value, including our successes, our failures, and the hard-won lessons that occur in between. We will announce new … Continue reading Making Community Spaces Safer: On Being “Caring”

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February 4, 2021

Achieving Sovereignty for Data Curation and Preservation

Forging into 2021 marks an official full decade of work for me in the field of digital preservation, first with LOCKSS and Educopia (2010-2015), then with Grand Valley State University Libraries (2015-2019), and then back with Educopia and its MetaArchive and BitCurator communities (2019-2021). My how time flies! Reaching a decade milestone provides one with … Continue reading Achieving Sovereignty for Data Curation and Preservation

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January 26, 2021

NGLP Releases “Scholarly Communication Technology Catalogue (SComCat)”

Have you ever needed to find a quick, concise description of an open source scholarly communication tool or service? Have you wished you had a way to compare and contrast scholarly communication tools and services based on features like their organization model, standards adoption, or dependencies? Welcome to our vision for the Scholarly Communication Technology … Continue reading NGLP Releases “Scholarly Communication Technology Catalogue (SComCat)”

Making Community Spaces Safer
January 7, 2021

Making Community Spaces Safer: A Tool to Help Community Leaders Accept and Act on Values-Related Feedback

Over the course of 2020-2021, members of the Educopia staff will be contributing blog posts to the “Making Community Spaces Safer” series. Each post will explore one of our organizational values and describe our efforts to live into that value, including our successes, our failures, and the hard-won lessons that occur in between. We will announce … Continue reading Making Community Spaces Safer: A Tool to Help Community Leaders Accept and Act on Values-Related Feedback

Next Generation Library Publishing. Improving the publishing pathways and services for authors, editors, and readers. Learn more at http://bit.ly/nglp-home. Logos for Arcadia Fund, California Digital Library, Confederation of Open Access Repositories, Educopia Institute, Longleaf Services, LYRASIS, and Stratos.
December 1, 2020

NGLP Technical Development Directions and Request for Participation

Following more than a year of research and engagement with library publishers, the Next Gen Library Publishing (NGLP) project is pleased to announce its technical development directions. We are now commissioning the build of two components: a cross-content web delivery/discovery platform and a cross-platform administrative dashboard for journal publishing. These elements will be designed to … Continue reading NGLP Technical Development Directions and Request for Participation

Making Community Spaces Safer
September 8, 2020

Making Community Spaces Safer: On Being “Open”

Over the course of 2020-2021, members of the Educopia staff will be contributing blog posts to the “Making Community Spaces Safer” series. Each post will explore one of our organizational values and describe our efforts to live into that value, including our successes, our failures, and the hard-won lessons that occur in between. We will announce … Continue reading Making Community Spaces Safer: On Being “Open”

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August 26, 2020

NGLP “Values and Principles Framework and Assessment Checklist” Released for Public Comment

The Next Generation Library Publishing project (NGLP) invites community feedback on the draft release of the Values and Principles Framework and Assessment Checklist tools we have produced to assess and incentivize stronger alignment between publishing tools, services, and platforms and the scholarly communities and publics they ultimately serve. Pending public feedback, we plan to refine … Continue reading NGLP “Values and Principles Framework and Assessment Checklist” Released for Public Comment

Making Community Spaces Safer
July 15, 2020

Making Community Spaces Safer: On Being Community-Driven

Over the course of 2020-2021, members of the Educopia staff will be contributing blog posts to the “Making Community Spaces Safer” series. Each post will explore one of our organizational values and describe our efforts to live into that value, including our successes, our failures, and the hard-won lessons that occur in between. We will announce … Continue reading Making Community Spaces Safer: On Being Community-Driven

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June 25, 2020

Educopia Releases “OSSArcFlow Guide to Documenting Born-Digital Archival Workflows” and Three Video Learning Modules

Educopia Institute is delighted to announce the release of the OSSArcFlow Guide to Documenting Born-Digital Archival Workflows. The Guide aims to make the daunting task of selecting, implementing, and refining born-digital archiving workflows more achievable. It was authored by Alexandra Chassanoff and Colin Post as part of the OSSArcFlow project, which was led by Educopia … Continue reading Educopia Releases “OSSArcFlow Guide to Documenting Born-Digital Archival Workflows” and Three Video Learning Modules

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June 1, 2020

Black Lives Matter: Educopia Institute’s Response to Ongoing Racial Violence

Educopia Institute declares our unequivocal opposition to the racial violence that shapes the lives of Black people and our unwavering support for protests against police brutality and state-sanctioned violence, surveillance, and terror. We uphold our commitment  to creating community spaces that are anti-racist and using our work and skills to advance social justice and dismantle … Continue reading Black Lives Matter: Educopia Institute’s Response to Ongoing Racial Violence

Making Community Spaces Safer
May 14, 2020

Making Community Spaces Safer: On Hiring and Transparency

Over the course of 2020-2021, members of the Educopia staff will be contributing blog posts to the “Making Community Spaces Safer” series. Each post will explore one of our organizational values and describe our efforts to live into that value, including our successes, our failures, and the hard-won lessons that occur in between. We will announce … Continue reading Making Community Spaces Safer: On Hiring and Transparency

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July 2, 2019

Educopia and LPC awarded IMLS Grant to study journal publishing workflows

We are very excited to report that Educopia Institute, the Library Publishing Coalition, and twelve partner libraries (Atlanta University Center, California Digital Library, Claremont Colleges, Columbia University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Pacific University, University of Alberta, University of Michigan, University of Pittsburgh, University of Redlands, Virginia Tech, and Wayne State University) have received an Institute of … Continue reading Educopia and LPC awarded IMLS Grant to study journal publishing workflows

MetaArchive Cooperative
March 15, 2019

Community Transition

Digital preservation is, by definition, a long-term commitment. Libraries, archives, and museums engaging in this crucial work must actively plan to maintain digital assets through decades, centuries, and millennia. As such, these organizations must both anticipate and welcome change. When the Educopia Institute helped MetaArchive Cooperative to formalize as a membership community and service in … Continue reading Community Transition

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February 11, 2019

Community Acceleration

The question of when to tackle formal strategic planning is a tricky one for any community. Strategic plans can be powerful instruments for communities that are ready for them, but at some stages of community development, a labor-intensive planning process may sap energy needed elsewhere or stymie playful innovation. We’ve found that strategic planning is … Continue reading Community Acceleration

Making Community Spaces Safer
February 8, 2019

Making Community Spaces Safer…

We deserve a better organization. We deserve a better profession. What happened to me and what happens to so many others cannot be allowed to continue. – April Hathcock “ALAMW: What Happened, and What Should Happen Next” All of us at Educopia have been actively grappling with the recently reported ALA Midwinter 2019 Code of … Continue reading Making Community Spaces Safer…

January 22, 2019

Community Validation

After a community has formed and coalesced around a central set of ideas, the next step on the path to maturity is to test the community’s validity.  In this crucial “validation” stage, communities often need to strike a careful balance between focusing on continued internal development while simultaneously expanding their external networks of support.