Research Projects

Scaling Emulation as a Service Infrastructure (EaaSI)

Scaling Emulation as a Service Infrastructure (EaaSI)

The use of born-digital information requires ongoing support of underlying software that supports its application; a dependency that is challenged by the complexity of digital environments and the inherent obsolescence of developing technologies. In response, many organizations are engaged in the collection and preservation of software. However, no single organization ... Read More
BitCurator.edu

BitCurator.edu

The BitCurator.edu project is a two-year effort funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to study and advance the adoption of digital forensics tools and methods in libraries and archives through professional education efforts. This project is a partnership between Educopia Institute and the School of Information ... Read More
Sustaining Digital Curation and Preservation Training

Sustaining Digital Curation and Preservation Training

The Sustaining Digital Curation and Preservation Training project is engaging in multi-stakeholder scenario planning and developing a shared vision for expanding and supporting digital curation and preservation training. The project will contribute to the continued growth of the National Digital Platform by strengthening and improving the sustainability of digital curation ... Read More
Fostering a Community of Practice: Software Preservation in Libraries and Archives (FCoP)

Fostering a Community of Practice: Software Preservation in Libraries and Archives (FCoP)

Through a cohort of six organizations in the United States representing public libraries, university special collections, historical societies and museums, the Fostering a Community of Practice: Software Preservation and Emulation Experts in Libraries and Archives (FCoP) project, led by CalPoly University, aims to broaden participation in software preservation and to ... Read More
Preservation of Government Information

Preservation of Electronic Government Information (PEGI)

Librarians, technologists, and other information professionals from the University of North Texas, the Educopia Institute, Arizona State University, the University of Missouri, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Yale University, Stanford University, and the Center for Research Libraries, are undertaking a two year project to address national concerns regarding the ... Read More
OSSArcFlow

OSSArcFlow

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., are investigating, synchronizing, and modeling a range of workflows to increase the capacity of libraries and archives to curate born digital content. These archival ... Read More
News on the Margins

News on the Margins

The voices of marginalized communities, including those defined by such identity markers as skin color, ethnic origin, religious affiliation, sexuality, geography, and social class, are often invisible in mainstream news sources. Understanding the diverse experiences of people in the United States requires us to turn to sources written, produced, and ... Read More
Library Publishing Curriculum

Library Publishing Curriculum

Quick Access Points Content Module, released February 28, 2018 Impact Module, released February 28, 2018 Sustainability Module, released May 1, 2018 Policy Module, released August 6, 2018 About the Curriculum The Educopia Institute and the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC), in partnership with the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), NASIG, and BlueSky ... Read More
Coalition to Advance Learning

Coalition to Advance Learning

The Coalition to Advance Learning project brought together associations serving libraries, archives, and museums (regional, national, international, and topical) to work in deliberate coordination across organizational boundaries to devise and strengthen sustainable Continuing Education and Professional Development programs that will transform the LAM workforce in ways that lead to measureable ... Read More
Software Preservation Network (SPN)

Software Preservation Network (SPN)

The Software Preservation Network (SPN) was a National Forum grant project led by California Polytechnic State University and University of Texas at Austin which gathered cultural heritage community input and developed a roadmap for actionable steps towards a national software preservation strategy. To achieve this, the project team conducted a ... Read More
Project Meerkat

Project Meerkat

A Publishing Analytics Data Alliance We envision publishers, libraries, research centers, societies, funders, aggregators, and other scholarly communication stakeholders joining Project Meerkat to develop shared projects and infrastructure for the management and analysis of monograph usage data. As a first step toward this vision, we are pleased to participate in Understanding ... Read More
Mapping the Landscapes

Mapping the Landscapes

The Mapping the Landscapes project served to document continuing education and professional development training needs, current offerings, and potential cross-germination opportunities within and across libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs). The project collected, analyzed, and reported on data from more than 2,700 LAM survey respondents about their continuing education needs. It ... Read More
Chronicles in Preservation

Chronicles in Preservation

The Chronicles in Preservation project aimed to study, document, and model the use of data preparation and distributed digital preservation frameworks to collaboratively preserve digitized and born-digital newspaper collections. Project Outputs:
Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Lifecycle

Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Lifecycle

Increasingly, colleges and universities worldwide are accepting and archiving only electronic versions of their students’ theses and dissertations. While this move from print-based to digital-based theses and dissertations greatly enhances the accessibility and sharing of graduate student research, it also raises grave concerns about the potential ephemerality of these digital ... Read More
Chronicles II

Chronicles II

The Chronicles II effort will bring representatives from critical stakeholder communities (newspaper publishers, press associations, journalism schools, and memory organizations) into structured conversation and debate to foster better understandings of each group’s perspectives, goals, and barriers to collaborative work for the purpose of preserving born-digital newspaper content. This project produced ... Read More
ETDplus

Electronic Theses and Dissertation (ETD) Plus

The ETDplus project (2014-2017) built on the momentum of the earlier "Lifecycle Management of ETDs" project to research and build tools to help manage a growing challenge in ETD programs: the creation and submission of materials beyond the PDF of a electronic thesis or dissertation. Ranging from research data sets ... Read More
Chrysalis: Opportunities for New Types of Research Alliances

Chrysalis: Opportunities for New Types of Research Alliances

The Chrysalis project explored the design and implementation of vertically integrated research alliances (VIRAs) comprising scholars, libraries, and scholarly presses. VIRAs could constitute a chrysalis of sorts for innovative digital research publications. To better understand this model, Educopia Research and the University of North Texas investigated potential revenue streams and ... Read More
Identifying Continuing Opportunities for National Collaboration (ICONC)

Identifying Continuing Opportunities for National Collaboration (ICONC)

The Identifying Continuing Opportunities for National Collaboration (ICONC) project analyzed the design and management of collaborative networks to better understand the criteria that lead to their successes and failures. Using a broad-based evaluation of collaborative models as context, the project reviewed and documented the landscape of digital preservation and digital ... Read More
Nexus

Nexus

There have been many efforts over the last two decades to train library leaders through workshops, seminars, institutes, and fellows programs. The outcomes of these training efforts have varied. Studies conducted by CLIR and InfoPeople show that while some of these efforts may be working, they do not yet meet ... Read More
MetaArchive II

MetaArchive II

The "Cooperative Network and Service Providers" grant enabled the MetaArchive distributed digital preservation network and service framework to formalize and extend its model into an ongoing, sustainable business. The resulting service and community was designed to be the first incubated community of the Educopia Institute, a nonprofit organization founded to ... Read More
MetaArchive III

MetaArchive III

This NDIIPP project provided a two-year support infrastructure for the MetaArchive Cooperative's transition from a hosted environment at Emory University into an administrative home at the Educopia Institute. This project included the technical transition of the network's administrative nucleus from Emory University's server environment into an Educopia-hosted cloud-based server. It ... Read More
Nexus: Leading Across Boundaries

Nexus: Leading Across Boundaries

The Nexus "Leading Across Boundaries" (LAB) initiative, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and hosted by the Educopia Institute, is a federated, national effort involving a wide range of leadership training stakeholders from the archives, museum, and library communities. Together, we document existing practices and needed competencies, ... Read More