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December 2017

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ETDplus Virtual Workshops

Training Students to Manage ETDs and Research Outputs

The ETD+ Virtual Workshop Series, taught by Dr. Katherine Skinner, is 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, it provides in-time advice to students and faculty about avoiding common digital loss scenarios for the ETD and all of its affiliated files.

Access the materials now using the links below!

November 2017

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” publication produced by the Nexus LAB team under the guidance of the Educopia Institute and the Center for Creative Leadership.

October 2017

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 scenarios for the ETD and all of its affiliated files.

October 2017

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 leadership tasks, skills necessary to address those tasks, and outcomes sought within seven "layers" of leadership, from "Leading Self" to "Leading the Organization" to "Leading the Profession."

October 2017

Access Points:
Nexus LAB Curriculum (the Google Drive-based Open Curriculum package)

August 2017

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 framing, negative perceptions of failure influence the digital preservation discourse by associating failure with poor planning, unreliability, and untrustworthiness on the part of institutions.

August 2017

This is a printable version of the survey instrument that may be useful to institutions as they plan to submit their information.
To participate in the survey, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NewsOnTheMargins_AFAM
Please contact courtney (at) educopia.org if you need any further assistance.

August 2017

This is a printable version of the full survey instrument, which may be of use to institutions as they plan their answers.
To participate in the survey, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NewsOnTheMargins_LGBT
Please contact courtney (at) educopia.org if you need further assistance.