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LibreCorps is our faculty and staff-led, full-time, student-driven initiative that provides support for Open Work around the world and on-campus. Some of our external work includes:

Internally we’ve been focused on our Open@RIT Fellows work supporting over 21 faculty and staff.
If you have a project that you think can benefit from LibreCorps support, either by contract or as part of a grant, send an email to sj@mail.rit.edu to discuss it.

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World Around You

WAY distributes “digital picture books” with multiple signed and textural languages to support the literacy of Deaf children worldwide. The development of the platform was led by Dr. Christopher Kurz with Open@RIT Director Stephen Jacobs as Co-PI in partnership with Second Avenue Learning, Inc. The development has been funded by several grants from the All Children Reading Grand Challenge, won the award for Inclusive Education from the Mobiles in Education Alliance, and was recently accepted into the prestigious Zero Project Impact Transfer accelerator program.

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Mystic

Your hub for open source everything. Community is central to every open source project, whether it’s open source software, open science, or anything else in the open ecosystem. Mystic is your tool to build that community. Anyone in the community can submit what they’ve been working on and immediately have access to a homepage for their project, CHAOSS community/software health metrics, and visibility within the community — letting them do amazing work among a strong community.

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Conceptual Mismatches

Conceptual Mismatches, a qualitative study of PyPI, was part of the first Ford and Alfred P. Sloan Foundations’ Critical Digital Infrastructure research cohort. The study was designed by Mel Chua and run by her and Open@RIT Director Stephen Jacobs, and was presented as part of a research colloquium series held by the foundations on August 20th, 2020.

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