Community Cultivation

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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”

Making Community Spaces Safer
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 20, 2021

Sponsorship, Streamlined: How We Shifted In-Person Benefits to a Virtual Space

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 Sponsorship, Streamlined: How We Shifted In-Person Benefits to a Virtual Space

July 19, 2021

Pets, Plants, and New Partnerships: Creating Space for Social Activities at LPForum21

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 Pets, Plants, and New Partnerships: Creating Space for Social Activities at LPForum21

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 15, 2021

Stick-With-What-You-Have and Add Slowly: Configuring Technology for 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 Stick-With-What-You-Have and Add Slowly: Configuring Technology for 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

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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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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. 

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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”

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”

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

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”

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

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