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October 30, 2020

Lyrasis LYRASIS and Columbia University Libraries announce Copyright Advisory Board Members. LYRASIS and Columbia University Libraries are pleased to announce the members of the Advisory Board for the newly formed Virtual Copyright Education Center. As previously announced, LYRASIS and Columbia University Libraries are joining forces to pilot the new program which will introduce a robust progressive curriculum designed to enable cultural heritage professionals to move beyond a basic understanding of copyright. [Full Announcement].

September 15, 2020

Lyrasis Robert Miller, CEO of LYRASIS, named Top 20 Dynamic CEO of 2020. LYRASIS announces that its CEO, Robert Miller, has been named one of the “Top 20 Dynamic CEOs of 2020” by The CEO Publication, a unique print and digital platform featuring industry experts who have created ripples across various areas of expertise. Miller is featured in the September 4, 2020 issue of The CEO Publication listing the “Top 20 Dynamic CEOs of 2020″ who are transforming their fields with unique solutions. [Full Announcement].

September 14, 2020

Lyrasis LYRASIS and Columbia University Libraries Announce Virtual Copyright Education Center Pilot Project. LYRASIS and Columbia University Libraries' Copyright Advisory Services are joining forces to pilot a new Virtual Copyright Education Center. This pilot will introduce a robust progressive curriculum designed to enable cultural heritage professionals to move beyond a basic understanding of copyright. An initial copyright course will be made free of charge and distributed publicly. Advanced classes will be distributed through LYRASIS Learning, the LYRASIS online continuing education platform for libraries and knowledge professionals worldwide. The pilot will include business planning with the goal of developing a sustainable service model and will be the first pilot delivered through the new Research and Innovation division of LYRASIS. [Full Announcement].

September 2, 2020

Lyrasis Performing Arts Readiness Project Releases Pocket Response Resource. The Performing Arts Readiness project (PAR) has released the Pocket Response Resource (“PRR”). This free document is Phase I of a new, improved online readiness planning tool. As arts and cultural organizations prepare for and undertake safe re-opening steps, the PRR can be a critical element for the safety and security of visitors, artists and crew, staff and volunteers, as well as an organization's physical assets, during COVID-19 and beyond. [Full Announcement].

Lyrasis LYRASIS and Skilltype Form Exclusive Partnership to Distribute Talent Management Tools to Global Library Community. LYRASIS, a global non-profit membership organization providing technology and content services for galleries, libraries, archives, museums (GLAMs), and research communities, and Skilltype, a software platform for information professionals and their teams to analyze, grow and share expertise, today announce a new partnership for professional development and talent management in the global GLAM sector. [Full Announcement].

July 29, 2020

Lyrasis LYRASIS Awarded $492,069 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. LYRASIS was awarded $492,069 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grants for Libraries program for two projects titled Open Source Software Sustainability in Practice and Fedora Migration Paths and Tools: A Pilot Project. [Full Announcement].

June 18, 2020

Lyrasis Understanding the Landscape of Open Content Activities in United States Libraries. LYRASIS announces the release of a new study, “Understanding the Landscape of Open Content Activities in United States Libraries." The study was undertaken in an effort to better understand how LYRASIS members, and the wider U.S. community, interact with open content in the forms of open access scholarship, open data, and open educational resources. The study can be accessed on the LYRASIS website. [Full Announcement].

June 11, 2020

Lyrasis LYRASIS Creates New Research and Innovation Division. LYRASIS announced the creation of a new Research and Innovation Division. Led by Erin Tripp, the new division focuses on convening leaders, stewarding ideation, accelerating innovation by testing and piloting new programs, and mapping the knowledge community ecosystem. It will have a strong role in shaping the strategy of the broader organization. [Full Announcement].

June 8, 2020

Lyrasis CollectionSpace 6.0 is Now Available. The LYRASIS CollectionSpace team announced the release of CollectionSpace 6.0 with exciting new features and improvements. CollectionSpace is a community-supported collections management (CMS) solution for museums and other collecting institutions, providing standards-based collections management workflows, robust tools to store and describe a wide variety of digital assets, unlimited user licenses, and a public browser for sharing collections information online. [Full Announcement].

May 6, 2020

Lyrasis The American Samoan State Library chooses SimplyE for its statewide eBook program, hosted by LYRASIS. In partnership with DPLA the SimplyE eBook platform will be deployed with an inclusive and diverse and balanced eBook collection curated to best serve the American Samoan population including over 6,000 free unlimited access eBooks, which you can see on the DPLA Open Bookshelf. For Justin Maga, State Librarian for American Samoa and leaders of Feleti Barstow Public Library, the flexibility to work with multiple eBook vendors and publishers through one integrated platform is perhaps the most intriguing SimplyE feature. Having it all in one place makes for easier access and a more user-friendly experience. [Full Announcement].

May 5, 2020

Lyrasis Jisc and LYRASIS help US Universities and Research Organizations gather new usage insights. Jisc, a not-for-profit supplier of technology for research and education in the UK, and LYRASIS, a global non-profit membership association providing technology and content solutions for libraries, museums, and archives, are joining forces to introduce Institutional Repository Usage Statistics (IRUS) in the United States. [Full Announcement].

March 17, 2020

Lyrasis Washington State Library announces partnership with LYRASIS to Produce a New e-book Platform for All Citizens in Washington State. The Washington State Library has selected LYRASIS to begin deployment of a statewide, e-book platform, SimplyE, to be available to all citizens in Washington. [Full Announcement].

March 5, 2020

Lyrasis DSpace 7.0 Beta 1 now available. Version 7.0 Beta 1 of DSpace, one of the leading open source repositories used in more than 2500 installations globally, is now available for download and testing. Beta 1 is the first of several scheduled Beta releases provided for community feedback and to introduce the new features of the 7.0 platform. This new release is thanks to the work of The DSpace Leadership Group, the DSpace Committers and LYRASIS, the DSpace Organizational Home. [Full Announcement].

January 29, 2020

Lyrasis LYRASIS receives Phase 2 Funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to continue performing arts readiness project. LYRASIS, an innovative full-service technology and services nonprofit, is pleased to announce the receipt of a second round of funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the ongoing Performing Arts Readiness project. The new grant targets $2.3 million toward this second phase, which will build upon the core goal of strengthening resiliency among performing arts organizations by improving emergency preparedness practices. [Full Announcement].

November 1, 2019

Lyrasis LYRASIS and LA Referencia announce partnership to engage and strengthen community supported programs in Latin America. LYRASIS, an innovative full-service technology and services nonprofit that is home to ten community supported open source programs, and LA Referencia, the network of open access repositories from ten Latin American countries, are pleased to announce the creation of a new partnership to advance and promote open source communities in Latin America. [Full Announcement].

September 12, 2019

Lyrasis Michigan Publishing and LYRASIS announce partnership to deliver ACLS Humanities E-Book Collection. Michigan Publishing, a division of the University of Michigan Library, and LYRASIS, an innovative full-service technology and services nonprofit, announced the creation of a new partnership to advance the work of the American Council of Learned Societies Humanities E-Book collection. [Full Announcement].

September 11, 2019

Lyrasis LYRASIS announces partnership with Educopia for next generation library publishing. LYRASIS announced a partnership with the Educopia Institute to support its recent Next Generation Library Publishing project. This Next Gen Library Publishing project recently received an award in the amount of $2,200,000 from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. [Full Announcement].

July 22, 2019

Lyrasis LYRASIS announces the 2019 Catalyst Fund recipients and their projects. LYRASIS, one of the largest services and technologies non-profit member organizations serving the global landscape of academic and public libraries, scholarly research, archives, museums, and galleries, is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the LYRASIS Catalyst Fund. The Catalyst Fund is designed to foster innovation leading to new services and programs among members and knowledge communities worldwide. This year, five programs will be seed funded for the benefit of the community at large. Four projects were chosen by participants in the LYRASIS Leaders Circle and one was chosen by LYRASIS's CEO. A total of $126,370 will be awarded. [Full Announcement].

July 17, 2019

Lyrasis LYRASIS announces the release of a new study, Understanding the Landscape of Library Accessibility for Online Materials. LYRASIS announces the release of a new study, "Understanding the Landscape of Library Accessibility for Online Materials". The study was undertaken in an effort to map the landscape of accessibility policies and practices for online resources as managed by libraries and archives across the United States. The study can be accessed on the LYRASIS website. [Full Announcement].

July 12, 2019

Lyrasis LYRASIS announces new Board of Trustees Members. To help guide and steward the recent merger of LYRASIS and DuraSpace - four new Board of Trustees Members were elected by the combined memberships, and four new Board of Trustees were appointed. This brings LYRASIS' FY 2020 Board to 13 members, seven elected and six appointed. [Full Announcement].

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