Community Cultivation

Building a stronger, healthier, more equitable information management field begins with the way we care for each other. 2019 Annual Report.
April 17, 2020

Educopia Institute Annual Report 2019

In 2019, we joined forces with more than fifteen emerging and established collaborative efforts, providing each with specialized administrative, governance, and facilitation tools designed to harness the energy and resources of many institutions in a united direction. It was a powerful and resounding “YES” year—one in which we witnessed the impact of our work at the … Continue reading Educopia Institute Annual Report 2019

Pegasus logo with text the reads: Preservation of Electronic Government Information. PEGI Project. Toward a Shared Agenda: Report on PEGI Project Activities
November 14, 2019

Toward a Shared Agenda: Report on PEGI Project Activities for 2017-2019

This report provides a summary of work completed by the Preservation of Electronic Government Information (PEGI) project from 2017 to 2019. The PEGI Project seeks to address national concerns regarding the preservation of electronic government information by cultural memory organizations for long term use by the public. A significant part of our efforts in 2018 … Continue reading Toward a Shared Agenda: Report on PEGI Project Activities for 2017-2019

Preservation of Electronic Government Information. PEGI Project National Forum Summary and Report. Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC, December 9-10, 2018
May 3, 2019

PEGI Project National Forum Summary and Report

This report provides a synopsis of the Preservation of Electronic Government Information (PEGI) National Forum, hosted in December 2018, in Washington, D.C. with generous funding by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This facilitated meeting was designed to enable librarians, archivists, and researchers to explore and address targeted concerns regarding long-term access to historically … Continue reading PEGI Project National Forum Summary and Report

Environmental Scan of Government Information and Data Preservation Efforts and Challenges by Sarah L. Lippincott. Published December 2018.
December 19, 2018

Environmental Scan of Government Information and Data Preservation Efforts and Challenges

Authored by Sarah K. Lippincott, and published by Educopia Institute in December 2018, this report documents current digital preservation activities and digital preservation gaps in the government information ecosystem, providing a detailed analysis of the organizations, services, and infrastructures currently in place to preserve government information. This report is an output of the Preserving Electronic Government Information … Continue reading Environmental Scan of Government Information and Data Preservation Efforts and Challenges

Community Culivation - A Field Guide on multi-colored background with Educopia Institute logo.
November 7, 2018

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 staff members. It provides mechanisms … Continue reading Community Cultivation – A Field Guide (November 7 Release)

Annual Report 2017
September 13, 2018

Educopia Institute Annual Report 2017

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 to ensure knowledge is sustainably produced, widely shared, and preserved. Educopia’s … Continue reading Educopia Institute Annual Report 2017

Educopia Institute Annual Report 2016: Spanning Boundaries, Engaging Communities
September 1, 2017

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, publishers, journalists, technologists, and government … Continue reading Educopia Institute Annual Report 2016

October 6, 2016

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 explain how. Since 2014, I … Continue reading Catalyzing Communities Through Stronger Leadership

Educopia Institute Annual Report 2015: From ACT to IMPACT
September 1, 2016

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 we enter our second decade … Continue reading Educopia Institute Annual Report 2015

Taking Action in a Critical Moment: From Innovation to Impact
September 6, 2015

Taking Action in a Critical Moment: From Innovation to Impact

In an era characterized by rapid technological change, academic publishers and the many stakeholders who support them have adapted and morphed, shifting our procedures and priorities to meet the challenges of dissemination and stewardship in an increasingly digital world. This article discusses today’s critical moment in academic publishing and its implications for the future. Using … Continue reading Taking Action in a Critical Moment: From Innovation to Impact

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

A Guide to Distributed Digital Preservation. Edited by Katherine Skinner and Matt Schultz.
February 6, 2010

A Guide to Distributed Digital Preservation

Authored by members of the MetaArchive Cooperative, A Guide to Distributed Digital Preservation is the first of a series of volumes describing successful collaborative strategies and articulating specific new models that may help cultural memory organizations work together for their mutual benefit. This volume is devoted to the broad topic of distributed digital preservation, a … Continue reading A Guide to Distributed Digital Preservation

Strategies for Sustaining Digital Libraries. Edited by Katherine Skinner and Martin Halbert. Emory University. Digital Library Publications.
February 6, 2008

Strategies for Sustaining Digital Libraries

This collection of essays on sustaining digital libraries is a report of early findings from pioneers who have worked to establish digital libraries, not merely as experimental projects, but as ongoing services and collections that are intended to be sustained over time in ways consistent with the long-held practices of print-based libraries. Particularly during this … Continue reading Strategies for Sustaining Digital Libraries

September 1, 2005

Free Culture and the Digital Library, Symposium Proceedings

These proceedings are an unusual blend of contributions inspired by a group of shared beliefs about freedom of information and digital libraries. The core convictions that inspired this symposium and this book are 1) that the public has a right to freely access, preserve, and use shared cultural information; 2) that digital libraries (broadly construed) … Continue reading Free Culture and the Digital Library, Symposium Proceedings