Educopia Consulting helps a broad range of academic, research, and memory institutions to plan, implement, and assess their growing digital infrastructures and collections. Our scholars, librarians, and curators regularly engage in consulting and training activities in the following specialty areas:
- Digital preservation
- Digital curation
- Digital scholarship/Digital humanities
- Collaborative network building
The MetaArchive Cooperative is a distributed digital preservation network that ensures that today’s cultural record will be available to tomorrow’s scholars, researchers, and citizens. The central assertion of the MetaArchive Cooperative, a recently established and growing inter-institutional alliance, is that cultural memory organizations can and should take responsibility for managing their digital collections, and that such institutions can realize many advantages in collaborative long term preservation and access strategies. This assertion is based both on the shared convictions of our members and on the successful results that MetaArchive has achieved in recent years through coordinated activities as a cooperative association.
Library Publishing Coalition
Over 50 academic libraries, in collaboration with Educopia, are founding the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) as part of a two-year project (January 2013-December 2014). The Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) will be dedicated to advancing the emerging field of library publishing. Unlike practitioners in other fields of librarianship and publishing, library-based publishing groups lack a central location (e.g., a conference, an organization, a virtual space) where they can meet, work together, share information, and confront common issues. The LPC project is engaging practitioners to design a collaborative network that intentionally addresses and supports an evolving, distributed, and diverse range of library production and publishing practices. The project group is studying, documenting, and evaluating how best to structure this community-led initiative in order to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing for this field.