June 27, 2023
The Wintergreen Women Writers Collective is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to support its mission of promoting the work of women writers. The grant will be administered by the Educopia Institute, the Collective’s fiscal sponsor, and supported by James Madison University Libraries.
April 23, 2023
Melanie Schlosser is Educopia’s Senior Community Facilitator, working with the Library Publishing Coalition and other communities and projects related to scholarly communications.
April 23, 2023
Nancy Adams is the Program Assistant for the Library Publishing Coalition, one of Educopia’s community cultivation partners.
April 9, 2023
The Educopia Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering collaborative communities to create, share, and preserve knowledge, is proud to announce it has received a $2.1 million grant from the Mellon Foundation. The grant will support the organization’s capacity building efforts from April 2023 to March 2026.
February 9, 2023
Educopia is pleased to announce five board members: Bergis Jules, Lupe Solorio, Bethany Nowviskie, Sayeed Choudhury, and Adele Vrana.
February 2, 2023
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.
February 2, 2023
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.
February 1, 2023
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.
November 1, 2022
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.
October 11, 2022
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.
September 29, 2022
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
September 8, 2022
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
September 6, 2022
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
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
August 4, 2022
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
July 18, 2022
“…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
July 15, 2022
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
May 17, 2022
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
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