Dr. Katherine Skinner, Executive Director (Educopia Institute)

As the Executive Director of the Educopia Institute, Katherine provides administrative oversight and support for the Libarary Publishing Coalition (LPC). She is the founding program director for the MetaArchive Cooperative, a community-owned and community-governed digital preservation network founded in 2004 that now has more than 50 member institutions in four countries. Skinner received her Ph.D. from Emory University. She has co-edited three books and has authored and co-authored numerous reports and articles, including the recent ARL report "New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation" (2011). She regularly teaches graduate courses and workshops in digital librarianship topics and provides consultation services to groups that are planning or implementing digital scholarship and digital preservation programs.

Melanie Schlosser, Scholarly Communications Program Leader

Melanie is the Scholarly Communications Program Leader for the Educopia Institute, and serves as the community facilitator for the Library Publishing Coalition. Before coming to Educopia, Melanie spent almost ten years as a faculty member at the Ohio State University Libraries, working with digital publishing, the institutional repository, and a variety of other scholarly communications-related areas. Her research covers a range of topics - from metadata to copyright to digital humanities - but it all focuses broadly on making scholarship more accessible. Since 2015, she has served as Co-Editor-in-Chief (with Mark Newton, Columbia University) of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. Melanie has an M.L.S. and a B.A. in English from Indiana University, Bloomington.