Publications

OSSArcFlow: Investigating, Modeling, and Synchronizing a Range of Archival Workflows for Born-Digital Content. As-Is Workflows: In the fall of 2017, the project team worked with partners at each institution to mockup a visual representation of their current workflow activities. Representing a “snapshot in time” these documents show how a diverse group of institutions are using OSS tools in their workflows to curate born-digital content. They also provide an essential starting point for synthesizing and comparing both the gaps and overlaps that currently exist between common OSS tools and environments.

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 ...
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OSSArcFlow: Investigating, Modeling, and Synchronizing a Range of Archival Workflows for Born-Digital Content. As-Is Workflows: In the fall of 2017, the project team worked with partners at each institution to mockup a visual representation of their current workflow activities. Representing a “snapshot in time” these documents show how a diverse group of institutions are using OSS tools in their workflows to curate born-digital content. They also provide an essential starting point for synthesizing and comparing both the gaps and overlaps that currently exist between common OSS tools and environments.

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 ...
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OSSArcFlow: Investigating, Modeling, and Synchronizing a Range of Archival Workflows for Born-Digital Content. As-Is Workflows: In the fall of 2017, the project team worked with partners at each institution to mockup a visual representation of their current workflow activities. Representing a “snapshot in time” these documents show how a diverse group of institutions are using OSS tools in their workflows to curate born-digital content. They also provide an essential starting point for synthesizing and comparing both the gaps and overlaps that currently exist between common OSS tools and environments.

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 ...
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OSSArcFlow: Investigating, Modeling, and Synchronizing a Range of Archival Workflows for Born-Digital Content. As-Is Workflows: In the fall of 2017, the project team worked with partners at each institution to mockup a visual representation of their current workflow activities. Representing a “snapshot in time” these documents show how a diverse group of institutions are using OSS tools in their workflows to curate born-digital content. They also provide an essential starting point for synthesizing and comparing both the gaps and overlaps that currently exist between common OSS tools and environments.

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

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 ...
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OSSArcFlow: Modeling and Synchronizing OSS Workflows. Photo of Disk Imager in black and white.

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 ...
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OSSArcFlow: Modeling and Synchronizing OSS Workflows. Photo of Disk Imager in black and white.

OSSArcFlow Digital Dossier: Kansas State 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 ...
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OSSArcFlow: Modeling and Synchronizing OSS Workflows. Photo of Disk Imager in black and white.

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 ...
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OSSArcFlow: Modeling and Synchronizing OSS Workflows. Photo of Disk Imager in black and white.

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 ...
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OSSArcFlow: Modeling and Synchronizing OSS Workflows. Photo of Disk Imager in black and white.

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 ...
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OSSArcFlow: Modeling and Synchronizing OSS Workflows. Photo of Disk Imager in black and white.

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 ...
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OSSArcFlow: Modeling and Synchronizing OSS Workflows. Photo of Disk Imager in black and white.

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 ...
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OSSArcFlow: Modeling and Synchronizing OSS Workflows. Photo of Disk Imager in black and white.

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 ...
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OSSArcFlow: Modeling and Synchronizing OSS Workflows. Photo of Disk Imager in black and white.

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 ...
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OSSArcFlow: Modeling and Synchronizing OSS Workflows. Photo of Disk Imager in black and white.

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 ...
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Library Publishing Directory 2018

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, ...
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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, ...
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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” ...
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ETDplus: Supporting the Evolution of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD)

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

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

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 ...
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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 ...
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Self-Identified Library, Archives, and Museum Professional Development Needs, 2016 Edition. Compendium of 2015-2016 Mapping the Landscapes Project Findings and Data.

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 ...
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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 ...
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Library Publishing Directory 2017

Library Publishing Directory, 2017

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, ...
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The Nexus Leading Across Boundaries Vision

Libraries, archives, and museums contribute to their shared communities by providing access to information, preserving cultural heritages, creating new knowledge, and facilitating lifelong learning. Collectively, we take action to transform ourselves and our communities, positively contributing to the common good while evolving to meet our changing needs. Individually, our staff ...
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Educopia Institute Annual Report 2015: From ACT to IMPACT

Educopia Institute Annual Report 2015

Educopia’s premise is clear-cut: modest facilitation helps communities thrive, and thriving communities have ripple effects, impacting their professions and society as a whole. At the close of 2015, I’m so grateful for our many partners and members who have invested in connecting and collaborating across institutional and sector-based boundaries. As ...
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ETDplus: Supporting the Evolution of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD)

ETDplus Workbench

Preserving and Curating ETD Research Data and Complex Digital Objects, Curation Workbench Tool The ETDplus Workbench is a web based tool that is designed to assist students in preparing and packaging ETD supplementary materials for long-term preservation and access. The Workbench includes configurable functions and features that integrate basic preservation ...
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Mapping the Landscapes Focus Group Final Report

The “Mapping the Landscapes” Focus Group project, an initiative of the Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries, and Museums, collected data from the cultural heritage field on continuing education and professional development (CE/PD) needs between August 2015 and June 2016. The project was funded through a federal grant from ...
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Mapping the Landscapes Storyboard Data Visualization Users Guide (TrueBearing)

Data visualization dashboards extend the potential insight for users far beyond that of static graphics. This brief guide identifies the basic toolset with which a user can "drill down," asking questions and discovering important underlying patterns in the data. Acknowledgements This project was made possible in part by the Institute ...
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Mapping the Landscapes Interactive Survey Data Storyboards (TrueBearing)

Downloadable, interactive results from the Mapping the Landscape survey, filterable by respondent location and sector. Requires the free Tableau Reader program to use offline. Results can also be viewed and interacted with online here. Acknowledgements This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services ...
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National Agenda for Continuing Education and Professional Development Across Libraries, Archives, and Museums

National Agenda for Continuing Education and Professional Development Across Libraries, Archives, and Museums

This National Agenda for Continuing Education and Professional Development across Libraries, Archives, and Museums provides a broad planning and evaluation framework for the systemic strengthening of continuing education and professional development (CE/PD) across the landscape of funders, professional associations, program administrators, and trainers involved. This document synthesizes three years of ...
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Mapping the Landscapes: Continuing Education/Professional Development Needs Assessment Survey

The Mapping the Landscape needs assessment in continuing education and professional development offers a broad and statistically reliable overview of current perceptions, needs, assets and barriers, levels of competency and confidence across and within archives, library, and museum professions in the United States. Based on a comprehensive conceptual model, the ...
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Repositories & Preservation Workgroup

Report from the Repositories & Preservation Workgroup

Repositories are a vital tool in modern information management and a key component of preser­vation and long-term availability. They are not well-suited, however, to the current chal­lenges posed by our information-rich society and the multitude of stakeholders involved in the modern scholarly publishing system. Strengthening repositories and standardizing preserva­tion processes ...
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