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February 2, 2023

Meet the Educopians: Katherine Kim

In October 2022, Educopia moved to a new collaborative leadership model. Katherine Kim took on the role of Co-Executive Director along with Racquel Asante and Jessica Meyerson. Katherine’s focus as Co-Director is on research, consulting, and project management. Below, Katherine reflects on the new co-leadership model, how it’s going so far, and what she is … Continue reading Meet the Educopians: Katherine Kim

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February 2, 2023

Meet the Educopians: Racquel Asante

In October 2022, Educopia moved to a new collaborative leadership model. Racquel Asante took on the role of Co-Executive Director along with Katherine Kim and Jessica Meyerson. Racquel’s focus as Co-Director is on finance and people operations. Below, Racquel reflects on the new co-leadership model, how it’s going so far, and what she is excited … Continue reading Meet the Educopians: Racquel Asante

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February 1, 2023

Meet the Educopians: Jessica Meyerson

In October 2022, Educopia moved to a new collaborative leadership model. Jessica Meyerson took on the role of Co-Executive Director along with Katherine Kim and Racquel Asante. Jessica’s focus as Co-Director is on organizational development and community cultivation. Below, Jessica reflects on the new co-leadership model, how it’s going so far, and what she is … Continue reading Meet the Educopians: Jessica Meyerson

November 1, 2022

NGLP Community Forum: Library Publishing

Please join the Next Generation Library Publishing (NGLP) project for our fourth community forum on November 29 at 12 PM Eastern / 9 AM Pacific. This is a free event, but registration is required.

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October 11, 2022

A Cohort-Based Pilot of the FOREST Framework for Values-Driven Scholarly Communication

The FOREST Framework for Values-Driven Scholarly Communication helps scholarly communication organizations and communities demonstrate, evaluate, and ultimately improve their alignment with key values, including: Financial and Organizational Sustainability; Openness and Interoperability; Representative Governance; Equity, Accessibility, and Anti-Oppression; Sharing of Knowledge; and Transparency.

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September 29, 2022

Introducing Our Shared Leadership Model

The Educopia Institute is excited to announce effective October 1, 2022 Racquel Asante, Katherine Kim, and Jessica Meyerson will serve Educopia Institute as co-directors.  Since publishing two blog posts on Educopia’s organizational transition in July (Embracing Change and Shaping Change), staff members Racquel Asante, Katherine Kim, and Jessica Meyerson submitted a proposal to the Board … Continue reading Introducing Our Shared Leadership Model

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September 8, 2022

Scaling Diamond OA: Universities as Centers of Open Publishing Excellence

From the Budapest Open Access Initiative 20th anniversary recommendations to the UNESCO Recommendation for Open Science and the Harvard endorsement of Diamond OA, many recent reports on open scholarship are calling for scholarly research to be published and disseminated via open infrastructure that is community-owned and -governed. This call for open infrastructure is particularly important … Continue reading Scaling Diamond OA: Universities as Centers of Open Publishing Excellence

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September 6, 2022

From Vision to Reality: Bringing Resilient Open Source Infrastructure to Library Publishers

The Next Generation Library Publishing project is building a sustainable open source alternative to commercial publishing platforms, expanding choices for values-driven publishers of all sizes. We are on the brink of realizing our vision as we move the pilot implementations of our software stack into production-ready service offerings. 

August 23, 2022

Announcing the DPSC Planning Project

The Educopia Institute, partnering with six members of the Digital Preservation Services Collaborative (APTrust, Chronopolis, CLOCKSS, LYRASIS, MetaArchive, and Texas Digital Library), has been awarded a grant of $147,688 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to study the needs for and feasibility of a collaborative community-supported digital preservation service. Together, the partners … Continue reading Announcing the DPSC Planning Project

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August 4, 2022

Educopia Newsletter Now Available

We’re delighted to announce the publication of the newest 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: Two new Educopia projects Updates from Cita Press, The Maintainers, BitCuratorEdu, and Library Publishing Workflows Updates, events, and more … Continue reading Educopia Newsletter Now Available

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July 18, 2022

Shaping Change

“…I thought that we would spend about a year in transition, after which we’d hit some magical moment of homeostasis and hum along for awhile. Seven years later, I’m still waiting for that moment, and have come to realize that transition is the work. I used to think it was an artifact of the work, … Continue reading Shaping Change

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July 15, 2022

Embracing Change

Educopia Institute was founded in 2006 to empower and equip collaborative communities to create, share, and preserve knowledge. As its founding Executive Director, I’ve had the honor, privilege, and joy of serving this organization, its Board and staff, and the many communities with whom we’ve worked for more than 15 years. It is time now … Continue reading Embracing Change

June 30, 2022

Educopia Partnering with Curtin University and OAPEN to Create a Community Governed OA Book Analytics Service for Publishers

Press Release, Educopia Institute BAD Project Ready for release, June 30, 2022   With more than AUD $1M in support from the Mellon Foundation, we at Educopia are excited to be working with collaborative partners at Curtin University  and OAPEN on the Book Analytics Dashboard Project (2022-2025) to support the creation of a community-governed OA … Continue reading Educopia Partnering with Curtin University and OAPEN to Create a Community Governed OA Book Analytics Service for Publishers

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May 17, 2022

Seeding a Community of FORESTers

How well do your policies and practices align with your values? And how well do your vendors’ and partners’ policies and practices align with your values? Do you know? Would it change your investment choices if you did?  We believe that if there were clearer ways to evidence and assess actions against values, it could. … Continue reading Seeding a Community of FORESTers

May 16, 2022

Migration is the Hard Part

In scholarly communications, when we talk about “vendor lock-in”, what we actually mean is the difficulty (or seeming impossibility) of moving from one platform to another: “migrations.” This can be technical. Platforms may not provide data export in a standardized format or there may be no tooling to complete the migration automatically. Lock-in can also … Continue reading Migration is the Hard Part

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May 10, 2022

Educopia Newsletter Now Available

We’re delighted to announce the publication of the newest 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: New publications from Cita Press, the Next Generation Library Publishing project, and the Library Publishing Workflows project Educopia’s … Continue reading Educopia Newsletter Now Available

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May 9, 2022

Homeward Bound

Many community initiatives we work with at Educopia are initially funded and administered as university-hosted, grant-funded efforts, i.e. “sponsored” projects. Early in such projects, when scholars and university staff are testing new ideas and approaches using external funding sources, university hosting and “sponsorship” provides efficient and effective administrative management and support. But as a collaborative … Continue reading Homeward Bound

April 26, 2022

Longleaf Services: Building Consortial Journal Publishing Models that Empower Libraries as an NGLP Pilot Partner

Established in 2006 as a division of The University of North Carolina Press, Longleaf Services has built a strong reputation as a mission-aligned collaborator for the university press community, offering a suite of services for small publishers that take advantage of the Press’ expertise and economies of scale. As an NGLP pilot partner, Longleaf Services … Continue reading Longleaf Services: Building Consortial Journal Publishing Models that Empower Libraries as an NGLP Pilot Partner

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April 6, 2022

Next Generation Library Publishing and Janeway Systems Launch Pilot with Five Library Publishers

Library-based publishers at the Claremont Colleges, Clemson University, the University of Arizona, the University of New Orleans, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will test the Next Generation Library Publishing (NGLP) project’s open source infrastructure as part of a pilot launching this month. The pilot, led by Janeway Systems, will provide a turnkey solution that … Continue reading Next Generation Library Publishing and Janeway Systems Launch Pilot with Five Library Publishers

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March 17, 2022

NGLP Releases “Growing a FOREST, Values-Aligned Approaches to Transformative Scholarly Communication”

Our newest publication, Growing a Forest: Values-Aligned Approaches to Transformative Scholarly Communication, provides a detailed account of NGLP’s second-year accomplishments, outputs, and increasing impact and describes in depth the values-based framework through which we approach our work.