Community Cultivation

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April 15, 2019

Collaboratively Maintaining Scholarship: Addressing Socio-Technical Scholarly Communications Challenges

In this talk, I plan to encourage you all to think and plan rigorously for the formation of the Michigan Digital Preservation Network by learning from the experiences of the many, many other communities that have formed both within and beyond the library, archives, and museum communities. I’ll provide all of you with a new … Continue reading Collaboratively Maintaining Scholarship: Addressing Socio-Technical Scholarly Communications Challenges

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April 8, 2019

Towards Coherence through Collective Action: Laying the Foundation for Sustainable, Open Infrastructure

Three coordinated initiatives to talk about: Invest In Open Infrastructure (IOI) Open Platform Initiative Mapping Scholarly Infrastructure Census Outline for the conversation: Framing: Mission and Vision Overview of the Initiatives The Niche For Action Open Questions, and Conversation Direction and Next Steps

May 14, 2018

Crossing Borders, Spanning Boundaries: How Today’s Libraries (and Librarians!) Cultivate Open Knowledge

Today’s world is characterized by its fast pace of change, new forms of connectivity, and technology-based market shifts. The channels of communication have shifted radically over the last few decades, and it’s impacting both what libraries can do and what libraries can become. I’m going to ask you all to think with me for the … Continue reading Crossing Borders, Spanning Boundaries: How Today’s Libraries (and Librarians!) Cultivate Open Knowledge

March 2, 2018

Spanning Boundaries, Transforming Fields

From the NFAIS website: “In recent years, dramatic changes in scholarly publishing have altered how researchers consume, exchange, interact with, and disseminate scholarly communications.” The growth and breadth of open science ideologies and policies have spawned movements that give rise to: private foundations that are mandating more open and collaborative research; innovative new technologies and … Continue reading Spanning Boundaries, Transforming Fields

October 4, 2017

Community Incubation: Educopia and the STEPS Model

From the Lyrasis website: “The overall goal of the ‘It Takes a Village’ project is to create a report which will document current practices for sustaining open source initiatives, create a sustainability roadmap to provide paths for planning and assessment for new and existing projects, and provide a resource allocation guide for each phase of … Continue reading Community Incubation: Educopia and the STEPS Model

February 23, 2017

Collaboration and Convergence: Boundary-Spanning Leadership in Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Presentation Roadmap Educopia’s mission and methods LAM-learning projects 2013-2017 Five projects and their intersection points General application of methods Deeper dives Coalition to Advance Learning Mapping the Landscapes Nexus and Nexus LAB Next steps  

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November 10, 2016

From Act to Impact: Needle-Moving Collaboration

Challenging the roles we need to play in order to “move the needle” in academic publishing into the next generation of scholarly communications.

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November 8, 2016

Distillation: Developing Diverse Communities

In this session, facilitators of successful cross-sector communities and initiatives (e.g., the Library Publishing Coalition, the BitCurator Consortium, the MetaArchive Cooperative, and the Nexus LAM Leadership Training Network) will discuss “lessons learned” in building and sustaining these cross-sector collaborative networks.

Cultivating and Sustaining Cross-Sector Collaborative Networks
November 8, 2016

Cultivating and Sustaining Cross-Sector Collaborative Networks

This presentation by the Educopia team discusses some of the lessons learned in Educopia’s first decade of work building and sustaining cross-sector collaborative networks.

Alignment and Reciprocity
October 13, 2016

Alignment and Reciprocity

This presentation discusses alignment and reciprocity and how to shift our energies out of silos and one offs and into collaboratives.

From Act to Impact
July 14, 2016

Keynote: From ACT to IMPACT

Exploring a set of lenses with which you might look at the challenges and opportunities university libraries have today. Providing new tools that you’ll take back into your daily work and decision-making processes. What those tools should do is help you to move from a state of action—which all of you are in, continuously, in … Continue reading Keynote: From ACT to IMPACT

Spanning Our Field Libraries: Mindfully Managing LAM Collaborations
May 24, 2016

Spanning Our Field Libraries: Mindfully Managing LAM Collaborations

Multiple efforts are bringing academic museum and gallery leaders together with their peers across archives and libraries, to capture and build upon effective (best) practices across the fields. This session shares information about three such efforts, setting the stage for a discussion on how participation in such cross-sector collaborations can benefit museum and gallery leaders. … Continue reading Spanning Our Field Libraries: Mindfully Managing LAM Collaborations

February 4, 2016

Building a Collaborative

Ensuring the collaborative that you build together is a strong one, one that will pursue digital preservation together effectively, efficiently, and with the power of the Gestalt (the sum is greater than the parts).

Funding Panel: Innovative Funding Models
January 13, 2015

Funding Panel: Innovative Funding Models

Science relies on funding. The models that have controlled scientific research funding for the last half century have brought us where we are today. But do they also contain the seeds of their own destruction? Despite the obvious benefits of rigorous peer review in funding cycles, excessively competitive review processes can encourage counter-productive behaviour by … Continue reading Funding Panel: Innovative Funding Models

January 12, 2015

The Chrysalis Project White Paper: Opportunities for New Types of Research Alliances

How can we collectively design systems and organizations that will most effectively sustain innovative new varieties of digital scholarship over time? The Chrysalis project undertook a one-year planning effort funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to study this question by researching models for implementing vertically integrated research alliances (VIRAs) designed to sustain digital scholarship. … Continue reading The Chrysalis Project White Paper: Opportunities for New Types of Research Alliances

January 12, 2015

The Chrysalis Project White Paper: Opportunities for New Types of Research Alliances

How can we collectively design systems and organizations that will most effectively sustain innovative new varieties of digital scholarship over time? The Chrysalis project undertook a one-year planning effort funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to study this question by researching models for implementing vertically integrated research alliances (VIRAs) designed to sustain digital scholarship. … Continue reading The Chrysalis Project White Paper: Opportunities for New Types of Research Alliances