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October 26, 2021

Next Generation Library Publishing Project Announces Partnership with Janeway

Janeway will join the California Digital Library and Longleaf to pilot three different service models for the software components developed through the Next Generation Library Publishing project. The Next Generation Library Publishing (NGLP) project takes a holistic approach to reenvisioning publishing, simultaneously architecting new software tailored to the unique needs of library publishers and designing … Continue reading Next Generation Library Publishing Project Announces Partnership with Janeway

Library Publishing Workflows. Investigating and documenting journal publishing workflows in libraries. Educopia Institute. Library Publishing Coalition. Institute for Museum and Library Services.
October 20, 2021

Library Publishing Workflows Project Releases Journal Workflow Documentation

There is no single correct way for a library to publish journals; it’s a process that often grows organically in response to local needs. However, having models to draw from when creating or updating a journal publishing workflow can result in better processes and stronger partnerships.  To enable library publishers to build on each others’ … Continue reading Library Publishing Workflows Project Releases Journal Workflow Documentation

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October 5, 2021

NGLP Community Forum: Sharing Our Progress and Opportunities for Involvement

Please join the Next Generation Library Publishing (NGLP) project for our first community forum on Thursday, October 28th (9 AM PT/noon ET). This is a free event, but registration is required.  Over the past two years, our team has been building a suite of tools and resources that put libraries at the forefront of transformative … Continue reading NGLP Community Forum: Sharing Our Progress and Opportunities for Involvement

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September 29, 2021

Educopia Newsletter Now Available

We’re delighted to announce the publication of the latest Educopia Newsletter, a quarterly publication that features events, resources, updates, and announcements from our diverse portfolio of research, consulting, and community cultivation work.

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September 28, 2021

Educopia Releases “Governance in Formation: Identifying Priorities for Action and Making Decisions”

Earlier this year, in an effort to empower collaborative communities to grow and share knowledge, Educopia published the first guide in a series of entirely open tools, templates, and guidance documentation to help communities navigate common challenges encountered as they are forming. We’re excited to share the next addition to our Community Cultivation Resource Library, … Continue reading Educopia Releases “Governance in Formation: Identifying Priorities for Action and Making Decisions”

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September 7, 2021

Position Announcement: Educopia Business Manager

Educopia Institute is pleased to share a new job announcement! We are now hiring a Business Manager to oversee our financial systems and to support future business development. 

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August 23, 2021

Making Community Spaces Safer: On Being “Inclusive”

This post was adapted from The PPPDiaries “Is everyone else nodding?” Educopia is a fully remote organization, so video calls were old hat even before the pandemic. We get to meet up occasionally, but for the most part we communicate via Slack and video calls. My work itself involves coordinating project teams, committees, and other … Continue reading Making Community Spaces Safer: On Being “Inclusive”

July 21, 2021

Virtual Conferencing on a Shoestring: Thoughts on the Budget

About this series: The 2021 Virtual Library Publishing Forum was a huge success, combining excellent content with smooth facilitation and a liberal dose of whimsy and care. We decided to pull back the curtain on how it was run to support other organizations that are interested in hosting thought-provoking, humane events on a shoestring. Because … Continue reading Virtual Conferencing on a Shoestring: Thoughts on the Budget

July 16, 2021

You Always Need More People Than You Think: Staffing a Virtual Conference

About this series: The 2021 Virtual Library Publishing Forum was a huge success, combining excellent content with smooth facilitation and a liberal dose of whimsy and care. We decided to pull back the curtain on how it was run to support other organizations that are interested in hosting thought-provoking, humane events on a shoestring. Because … Continue reading You Always Need More People Than You Think: Staffing a Virtual Conference

July 14, 2021

Blending the Synchronous with the Asynchronous: Strategies for Planning a Successful Conference Program

About this series: The 2021 Virtual Library Publishing Forum was a huge success, combining excellent content with smooth facilitation and a liberal dose of whimsy and care. We decided to pull back the curtain on how it was run to support other organizations that are interested in hosting thought-provoking, humane events on a shoestring. Because … Continue reading Blending the Synchronous with the Asynchronous: Strategies for Planning a Successful Conference Program

July 13, 2021

Finding Connectedness, Inspiration, and Comfort at the 2021 Library Publishing Forum

About this series: The 2021 Virtual Library Publishing Forum was a huge success, combining excellent content with smooth facilitation and a liberal dose of whimsy and care. We decided to pull back the curtain on how it was run to support other organizations that are interested in hosting thought-provoking, humane events on a shoestring. Because … Continue reading Finding Connectedness, Inspiration, and Comfort at the 2021 Library Publishing Forum

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, and Stratos.
June 30, 2021

A Strengths-Based Approach to Evaluation and Transformational Change in Publishing

When Katherine Skinner and I published the Values and Principles Framework and Checklist last year, we introduced them as mechanisms to hold actors in the scholarly communication system accountable to their stakeholders and demonstrate their commitment to openness in concrete and documentable ways. We conceived the framework and checklist as living, iterative, and adaptable documents. … Continue reading A Strengths-Based Approach to Evaluation and Transformational Change in Publishing

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June 29, 2021

Educopia Releases Q2 Newsletter

We’re delighted to announce the publication of the Q2 2021 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 issue, you’ll find: MetaArchive Cooperative’s new membership levels The latest publication from the Next Generation Library Publishing project, “Living Our … Continue reading Educopia Releases Q2 Newsletter

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June 15, 2021

Alexandra Chassanoff and Colin Post Receive SAA Preservation Publication Award for “OSSArcFlow Guide”

Alexandra Chassanoff, assistant professor at the School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University, and Colin Post, assistant professor in Library and Information Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, are the 2021 recipients of the Preservation Publication Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA) for their handbook, … Continue reading Alexandra Chassanoff and Colin Post Receive SAA Preservation Publication Award for “OSSArcFlow Guide”

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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. 

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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”

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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”

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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)”