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June 13, 2016

Library Publishing Curriculum

Quick Access Points For Students: Library Publishing Workshop (asynchronous, virtual course taught by Dr. Katherine Skinner) Overview of the Workshop Unit 1: Introduction Unit 2: What and Why Libraries Publish Unit 3: Publishing Functions Unit 4: Developing Editorial Strategies Unit 5: Content and Access Unit 6: Assessing Impact Unit 7: Policy Unit 8: Sustainability and … Continue reading Library Publishing Curriculum

January 22, 2016

Public libraries share their digitization success stories

From ALA member news CHICAGO— Digitizing your collection is not only a great way to increase access to your materials, it also engages patrons on a whole new level and helps communicate your library’s value. But with staff time and resources already spread thin, it can be a challenge to plan and undertake a digitization … Continue reading Public libraries share their digitization success stories

June 8, 2015

Scanning the Environment: North Carolina Born Digital News Preservation Practices 2015

What little is known about news preservation practices in the United States is alarming. In 2012, the Pew Research Center’s Project for the Excellence in Journalism cited that already “the emerging world of community online news, less than a decade old, can be difficult to access.” A 2012 survey of news librarians conducted by the … Continue reading Scanning the Environment: North Carolina Born Digital News Preservation Practices 2015

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

November 11, 2014

Jump In: Taking Action in a Critical Moment

Closing remarks by Katherine Skinner, Educopia Institute executive director, and event reflections and evaluation.

September 30, 2014

ETD Lifecycle Management Tools Manual

The Manual provides resources and instruction for tools in five major areas of lifecycle curation for ETDs, including: Virus Checking: Submitted ETD’s may contain viruses that could damage the entire collection if not screened in advance. We provide instructions for using ClamAV. File Format Identification: Knowledge of the formats used in an ETD can help a program … Continue reading ETD Lifecycle Management Tools Manual

Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation
May 23, 2011

Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation Conference

The Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation conference developed out of a series of conversations between the Educopia Institute, the U.S. Library of Congress, the University of North Texas, Auburn University, the MetaArchive Cooperative, and the National Library of Estonia about the need for a forum where preservation programs from different national contexts can share … Continue reading Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation Conference

November 3, 2009

Library of Congress Selects the MetaArchive Cooperative as a Continuing Partner in the National Digital Preservation Program

The MetaArchive Cooperative, an independent, international membership association that coordinates collaborative and distributed digital preservation solutions for cultural memory organizations, has received $659,052 to preserve our nation’s at-risk digital materials as part of the Library of Congress’s award-winning National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP). With this funding, the Cooperative will continue to encourage … Continue reading Library of Congress Selects the MetaArchive Cooperative as a Continuing Partner in the National Digital Preservation Program

September 1, 2009

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 the breadth and depth of … Continue reading Nexus

July 24, 2009

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, build cross-germination tools and strategies, … Continue reading Nexus: Leading Across Boundaries