Publications

Community Cultivation - A Field Guide (November 7 Release)

Community Cultivation – A Field Guide (November 7 Release)

Issued by the Educopia Institute in November 2018, this publication provides a powerful lens that can provide both emerging and established communities with ways to understand, evaluate, and plan their own growth, change, and maturation. The Field Guide is designed for use by directors, managers, facilitators, governance bodies, officers, and ... Read More
Annual Report 2017

Educopia Institute Annual Report 2017

Together, we’re capable of incredible things. At Educopia, we believe in the power of connection, collaboration, and co-creation. Spanning boundaries, sectors, and fields, we use Educopia’s community cultivation model to unite people and institutions around shared challenges in digital preservation, scholarly communications, and continuing education. We help organizations work collectively ... Read More
OSSArcFlow: As-Is

OSSArcFlow As-Is Workflow: Odum Institute

The Educopia Institute, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (UNC SILS), LYRASIS, and Artefactual, Inc., launched the Open Source Software Archival Workflow (OSSArcFlow) research project in July 2017. This two year project draws together 12 partner institutions from different ... Read More
OSSArcFlow: As-Is

OSSArcFlow As-Is Workflow: New York University

The Educopia Institute, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (UNC SILS), LYRASIS, and Artefactual, Inc., launched the Open Source Software Archival Workflow (OSSArcFlow) research project in July 2017. This two year project draws together 12 partner institutions from different ... Read More
OSSArcFlow: As-Is

OSSArcFlow As-Is Workflow: Stanford University Libraries

The Educopia Institute, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (UNC SILS), LYRASIS, and Artefactual, Inc., launched the Open Source Software Archival Workflow (OSSArcFlow) research project in July 2017. This two year project draws together 12 partner institutions from different ... Read More
OSSArcFlow: As-Is

OSSArcFlow As-Is Workflow: Woodson Research Center, Rice University

The Educopia Institute, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (UNC SILS), LYRASIS, and Artefactual, Inc., launched the Open Source Software Archival Workflow (OSSArcFlow) research project in July 2017. This two year project draws together 12 partner institutions from different ... Read More
OSSArcFlow: As-Is

OSSArcFlow As-Is Workflow: New York Public Library

The Educopia Institute, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (UNC SILS), LYRASIS, and Artefactual, Inc., launched the Open Source Software Archival Workflow (OSSArcFlow) research project in July 2017. This two year project draws together 12 partner institutions from different ... Read More
OSSArcFlow: As-Is

OSSArcFlow As-Is Workflow: Mount Holyoke College

The Educopia Institute, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (UNC SILS), LYRASIS, and Artefactual, Inc., launched the Open Source Software Archival Workflow (OSSArcFlow) research project in July 2017. This two year project draws together 12 partner institutions from different ... Read More
OSSArcFlow: As-Is

OSSArcFlow As-Is Workflow: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The Educopia Institute, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (UNC SILS), LYRASIS, and Artefactual, Inc., launched the Open Source Software Archival Workflow (OSSArcFlow) research project in July 2017. This two year project draws together 12 partner institutions from different ... Read More
OSSArcFlow: As-Is

OSSArcFlow As-Is Workflow: Kansas Historical Society

The Educopia Institute, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (UNC SILS), LYRASIS, and Artefactual, Inc., launched the Open Source Software Archival Workflow (OSSArcFlow) research project in July 2017. This two year project draws together 12 partner institutions from different ... Read More
OSSArcFlow: As-Is

OSSArcFlow As-Is Workflow: The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University

The Educopia Institute, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (UNC SILS), LYRASIS, and Artefactual, Inc., launched the Open Source Software Archival Workflow (OSSArcFlow) research project in July 2017. This two year project draws together 12 partner institutions from different ... Read More
OSSArcFlow: As-Is

OSSArcFlow As-Is Workflow: Duke University

The Educopia Institute, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (UNC SILS), LYRASIS, and Artefactual, Inc., launched the Open Source Software Archival Workflow (OSSArcFlow) research project in July 2017. This two year project draws together 12 partner institutions from different ... Read More
OSSArcFlow: As-Is

OSSArcFlow As-Is Workflow: District of Columbia Public Library

The Educopia Institute, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (UNC SILS), LYRASIS, and Artefactual, Inc., launched the Open Source Software Archival Workflow (OSSArcFlow) research project in July 2017. This two year project draws together 12 partner institutions from different ... Read More
OSSArcFlow: As-Is

OSSArcFlow As-Is Workflow: Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center

The Educopia Institute, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (UNC SILS), LYRASIS, and Artefactual, Inc., launched the Open Source Software Archival Workflow (OSSArcFlow) research project in July 2017. This two year project draws together 12 partner institutions from different ... Read More
News on the Margins: Data Model

News on the Margins: Data Model

The "News on the Margins" data model is an open data collection framework and methodology for documenting information about newspapers by and for marginalized communities. It was produced by Katherine Skinner, in close partnership with editors James Danky, Emily Gore, and Franky Abbot. This data model is an output of ... Read More
News on the Margins

Surfacing Marginalized Voices in the Newspaper Collections of Libraries, Archives, and Museums

The "News on the Margins: Surfacing Marginalized Voices in the Newspaper Collections of Libraries, Archives, and Museums" publication documents the design, methods, results, and recommendations of News on the Margins, a Fall 2017 pilot project funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and undertaken by the Educopia Institute ... Read More
Digital Dossier: District of Columbia Public Library

OSSArcFlow Digital Dossier: District of Columbia Public Library

As part of OssArcFlow - a project to investigate, synchronize, and model a range of archival workflows for born-digital content - project partners created digital dossiers outlining the form, function, and future of digital curation at their home institutions ... Read More
Digital Dossier: Kansas Historical Society

OSSArcFlow Digital Dossier: Kansas Historical Society

As part of OssArcFlow - a project to investigate, synchronize, and model a range of archival workflows for born-digital content - project partners created digital dossiers outlining the form, function, and future of digital curation at their home institutions ... Read More
Digital Dossier: Kansas Historical Society January 2018 The Educopia Institute, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (UNC SILS), LYRASIS, and Artefactual, Inc., launched the Open Source Software Archival Workflow (OSSArcFlow) research project in July 2017. This two year project draws together 12 partner institutions from different cultural heritage sectors to investigate, synchronize, and model the use of OSS tools in born-digital workflows. Digital Dossier: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

OSSArcFlow Digital Dossier: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

As part of OssArcFlow - a project to investigate, synchronize, and model a range of archival workflows for born-digital content - project partners created digital dossiers outlining the form, function, and future of digital curation at their home institutions ... Read More
Digital Dossier: Woodson Research Center, Rice University

OSSArcFlow Digital Dossier: Woodson Research Center, Rice University

As part of OssArcFlow - a project to investigate, synchronize, and model a range of archival workflows for born-digital content - project partners created digital dossiers outlining the form, function, and future of digital curation at their home institutions ... Read More
Digital Dossier: New York Public Library

OSSArcFlow Digital Dossier: New York Public Library

As part of OssArcFlow - a project to investigate, synchronize, and model a range of archival workflows for born-digital content - project partners created digital dossiers outlining the form, function, and future of digital curation at their home institutions ... Read More
Digital Dossier: Mount Holyoke College

OSSArcFlow Digital Dossier: Mount Holyoke College

As part of OssArcFlow - a project to investigate, synchronize, and model a range of archival workflows for born-digital content - project partners created digital dossiers outlining the form, function, and future of digital curation at their home institutions ... Read More
Digital Dossier: Duke University

OSSArcFlow Digital Dossier: Duke University

As part of OssArcFlow – a project to investigate, synchronize, and model a range of archival workflows for born-digital content – project partners created digital dossiers outlining the form, function, and future of digital curation at their home institutions ... Read More
Digital Dossier: Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

OSSArcFlow Digital Dossier: Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center

As part of OssArcFlow - a project to investigate, synchronize, and model a range of archival workflows for born-digital content - project partners created digital dossiers outlining the form, function, and future of digital curation at their home institutions ... Read More
Digital Dossier: The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University

OSSArcFlow Digital Dossier: The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University

As part of OssArcFlow - a project to investigate, synchronize, and model a range of archival workflows for born-digital content - project partners created digital dossiers outlining the form, function, and future of digital curation at their home institutions ... Read More
Digital Dossier: Stanford University Libraries

OSSArcFlow Digital Dossier: Stanford University Libraries

As part of OssArcFlow - a project to investigate, synchronize, and model a range of archival workflows for born-digital content - project partners created digital dossiers outlining the form, function, and future of digital curation at their home institutions ... Read More
Library Publishing Directory

Library Publishing Directory, 2018

The Library Publishing Directory provides an annual snapshot of the publishing activities of academic and research libraries, including information about the number and types of publications they produce, the services they offer authors, how they are staffed and funded, and their future plans. In documenting the breadth and depth of activities in this field, ... Read More
Preserving News on the Margins

Preserving News on the Margins

Why is this particular project needed?
  • Historic preservation efforts (microfilm projects, etc.) have usually focused on mainstream voices - even if the efforts have been focused on smaller communities
  • Many of you may participate in a statewide newspaper digitization project and/or NDNP. We all LOVE and APPRECIATE those projects, ... Read More
Nexus LAB: Evaluation Framework and Instrument

Nexus LAB: Evaluation Framework and Instrument

About the Evaluation Framework & Instrument The Nexus LAB team, in partnership with TrueBearing Consulting, Educopia Institute, and the Center for Creative Leadership, issued this fully validated, adaptable, and customizable evaluation instrument in 2017. The evaluation instrument is based on rigorously validated leadership competencies documented in the “Layers of Leadership” ... Read More
ETDplus

Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD)plus Guidance Briefs

The ETD+ Guidance Briefs are a set of free introductory training resources on crucial data curation and digital longevity techniques. Focusing on the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) as a mile-marker in a student’s research trajectory, the series provides in-time advice to students and faculty about avoiding common digital loss ... Read More
Nexus Lab

Nexus LAB: Layers of Leadership

The “Layers of Leadership,” developed in partnership by Educopia Institute, the Center for Creative Leadership, and more than 35 museum, library, and archives associations and representatives, provides a common lens for understanding high-demand leadership training skills and competencies in these fields. The "Layers of Leadership" documents the key challenge, key ... Read More
Annual Report 2016: Spanning Boundaries, Engaging Communities

Educopia Institute Annual Report 2016

Our mission is to build communities, connect people, and use collective action to advance the creation and dissemination of knowledge. Our passion is to catalyze new types of action by building relationships between groups who need each other but don’t yet know it. In 2016, Educopia convened libraries, archives, museums, ... Read More
Failure as process

Failure as process: Interrogating disaster, loss, and recovery in digital preservation

Disaster, loss, and failure preoccupy the minds of many digital preservation professionals and yet, despite the prominence of digital disaster planning guidelines which seem to anticipate failure, there is limited discussion of experience with preservation system or network failures, which are often framed as inevitable in digital preservation. Despite this ... Read More
News on the Margins: LGBT Newspapers and Periodicals Survey

News on the Margins: LGBT Newspapers and Periodicals Survey

This is a printable version of the full survey instrument, which may be of use to institutions as they plan their answers. PURPOSE: The purpose of this data collection is to make more visible the corpus of news produced by and for LGBT communities by creating an open, freely available directory of LGBT newspapers and ... Read More
News on the Margins: African American Newspapers and Periodicals Survey

News on the Margins: African American Newspapers and Periodicals Survey

This is a printable version of the survey instrument that may be useful to institutions as they plan to submit their information. PURPOSE: The purpose of this data collection is to make more visible the corpus of news produced by and for African Americans by creating an open, freely available directory of African ... Read More
Nexus LAB: Layers of Leadership Evaluation Validation Study

Nexus LAB: Layers of Leadership Evaluation Validation Study

In phase 1 of the Nexus LAB (Leading Across Boundaries) project, the Nexus LAB Layers of Leadership design framework was developed. This model is arranged in terms of six Layers relating to a progression of roles. Each Layer addresses the leadership knowledge, skills and abilities required for success in the ... Read More
Nexus Lab

Leading Across Boundaries: Bridging Professions for System-Wide Change

The Nexus LAB project assembled a broad range of leadership program facilitators and participants to develop resources to meet the diversity of leadership training needs across archives, libraries, and museums. The project aims to build a community for the experts providing museums, archives, and libraries leadership training. Together, project partners ... Read More
Mapping the Landscapes: Greatest Competency Needs by Sector

Mapping the Landscapes: Greatest Competency Needs by Sector

The Mapping the Landscapes, nationwide survey allowed deep exploration into what those working in libraries, archives, and museums define as critical competencies for their day-to-day work. Respondents selected up to three high-level competency areas that were critical to their jobs, and then rated their confidence levels on specific competencies in ... Read More
Mapping the Landscapes

Self-Identified Library, Archives, and Museum Professional Development Needs 2016 Edition

Triangulating the need for, supply of, and demand of continuing education and professional development offerings is a challenging feat. Yet, professional associations, higher and continuing education programs, and others all find value in this information when planning, developing, and scheduling offerings. Effective, efficient organizations meet their missions through individuals who ... Read More
Catalyzing Communities Through Stronger Leadership

Catalyzing Communities Through Stronger Leadership

IMLS Senior Advisor Dr. Marvin D. Carr summarized earlier this month, “today’s museums, libraries, and archives are more than community anchor institutions that generate economic and societal community benefits; they build and lead change in their neighborhoods.” Yet, how do we, the people within these organizations, make this change happen? Let me ... Read More
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