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2020 Annual Report
November 15, 2021

Educopia Institute Annual Report 2020

Letter from the Director 2020 was a traumatic year, one that brought local and global inequalities and needs into glaringly sharp focus. It forced all of us at Educopia to take a fresh look at our work and our values—personally, as a team, and within each of our affiliated communities and research projects. 2020 made … Continue reading Educopia Institute Annual Report 2020

Next Generation Library Publishing. Improving the publishing pathways and services for authors, editors, and readers. Learn more at http://bit.ly/nglp-home. Logos for Arcadia Fund, California Digital Library, Confederation of Open Access Repositories, Educopia Institute, Longleaf Services, and Stratos.
June 28, 2021

Living Our Values and Principles: Annotated Bibliography

Community-based values and principles sit at the core of the Next Generation Library Publishing (NGLP) project, and members of our team have done extensive work over the past year researching and synthesizing the values and principles identified by individuals, organizations, and coalitions throughout the open knowledge community. In the course of developing the project and … Continue reading Living Our Values and Principles: Annotated Bibliography

Multi-colored wall with text that readsCommunity Cultivation Field Guide and Resource Library.
March 29, 2021

Community Cultivation Resource Library

Community Cultivation — A Field Guide Issued by Educopia Institute in November 2018, Community Cultivation — A Field Guide 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, … Continue reading Community Cultivation Resource Library

Next Generation Library Publishing. Improving the publishing pathways and services for authors, editors, and readers. Learn more at http://bit.ly/nglp-home. Logos for Arcadia Fund, California Digital Library, Confederation of Open Access Repositories, Educopia Institute, Longleaf Services, LYRASIS, and Stratos.
March 16, 2021

Library Publishing Infrastructure: Assembling New Solutions

This report documents the design, methods, results, and recommendations of the Next Generation Library Publishing (NGLP) project team’s 2019-2021 study of library publishing infrastructure gaps and requirements. This research was designed to accomplish two related goals: to reveal and chronicle library publishing stakeholders’ current needs, interests, and desires regarding the tools and environments that support … Continue reading Library Publishing Infrastructure: Assembling New Solutions

Mapping the Scholarly Communications Landscape 2019 Census - Case Studies. Logo for Educopia Institute
August 24, 2020

2019 Census – Case Studies

These published case studies feature a few of the programs and entities that participated in the “2019 Census of Scholarly Communication Infrastructure Providers,” a Census produced by the “Mapping the Scholarly Communication Infrastructure” project team (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Middlebury College, 2018-20). The Census was created to document key components comprising the organizational, business, and … Continue reading 2019 Census – Case Studies

OSSArcFlow Guide to Documenting Born-Digital Archival Workflows. Authors: Alexandra Chassanoff and Colin Post. Editors: Katherine Skinner (Lead Editor), Jessica Farrell, Brandon Locke, Caitlin Perry (copyeditor), Kari Smith, Hannah Wang. Contributors: Christopher A. Lee, Sam Meister, Jessica Meyerson, Andrew Rabkin, Yinglong Zhang. Designer: Hannah Ballard. Logo for Educopia Institute.
June 23, 2020

OSSArcFlow Guide to Documenting Born-Digital Archival Workflows

The purpose of the Guide to Documenting Born-Digital Archival Workflows is to encourage and assist collecting institutions of all shapes, sizes, and types to begin documenting their born-digital workflows. In our experience, both through the OSSArcFlow project and in consultation with many collecting institutions, the vast majority of today’s born-digital archiving activity is not well … Continue reading OSSArcFlow Guide to Documenting Born-Digital Archival Workflows

September 5, 2018

Nexus LAB: Curriculum

Enter Curriculum About the Curriculum The Nexus LAB team, in partnership with Toolkit Consulting, issued this fully adaptable and customizable set of seven leadership-focused curriculum modules in 2017. These modules are freely available for trainers and workshop leaders to adopt, adapt, and use when delivering leadership development and training offerings. This curriculum development was made … Continue reading Nexus LAB: Curriculum

News on the Margins: Surfacing Marginalized Voices in the News Collections of Libraries, Archives, and Museums.
April 14, 2018

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 in partnership with the Digital … Continue reading Surfacing Marginalized Voices in the Newspaper Collections of Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Library Publishing Directory 2018
December 6, 2017

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, this resource aims to articulate … Continue reading Library Publishing Directory, 2018

ETDplus: Supporting the Evolution of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD)
October 28, 2017

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 scenarios for the ETD and … Continue reading Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD)plus Guidance Briefs

Nexus Lab: Layers of Leadership across Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Diagram with six columns about the key qualities needed to lead different groups.
October 15, 2017

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 leadership tasks, skills necessary to … Continue reading Nexus LAB: Layers of Leadership

Guidelines for Digital Newspaper Preservation Readiness
March 27, 2014

Guidelines for Digital Newspaper Preservation Readiness

Libraries and other cultural memory organizations curate a substantial body of digital newspaper content. The genesis of these collections is often a series of iterative and cumulative digitization and born-digital acquisitions with idiosyncratic and ad-hoc data storage structures that vary radically in their file types, structures, and metadata. These institutions have limited resources to expend … Continue reading Guidelines for Digital Newspaper Preservation Readiness

Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation
August 13, 2012

Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation Proceedings

On May 23-25, more than 125 delegates from more than 20 countries gathered in Tallinn, Estonia, for the “Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation” conference. At the National Library of Estonia, this group explored how to create and sustain international collaborations to support the preservation of our digital cultural memory. This publication contains a collection … Continue reading Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation Proceedings