Atlanta, GA - June 26 - LYRASIS Repository Services is now available to all LYRASIS members. After receiving interest from many libraries and cultural heritage organizations and testing the implementation with a member pilot site, LYRASIS is offering its Repository Services, which include hosting, implementation and support. Demos of the LYRASIS Digital Repository Service will be held during ALA in Chicago at the LYRASIS booth #441.
A new addition to LYRASIS Digital efforts, Repository Services supports member libraries and cultural heritage organizations' digitization of unique content and making it freely available. Using Islandora open source software, this service meets the commitment LYRASIS has made to offer leading-edge capacity, encompassing a wide variety of digital objects and their metadata, and promoting the growth and development of the digital community.
"Repository Services enables our members to consolidate many systems into one, providing a central hosted location for digital objects to be both housed and managed. Libraries and cultural heritage organizations can have all of their repository content that was once spread across various systems in one hosted management solution. Members that participate in the LYRASIS Digitization Collaborative can include digitized materials from the Internet Archive in their respository. This repository gives users a seamless experience to access valuable content while making the ability to manage the content easier and more cost effective," states Peter Murray, Director, LYRASIS Digital Technology Services.
"LYRASIS is dedicated to making unique content available by working with members to create, access and manage digital content. As part of LYRASIS Digital, Repository Services enables our members to utilize and share knowledge, expertise, make use of LYRASIS hosting and implementation of innovative open source technology, and have access to training, advice and support," stated Kate Nevins, Executive Director of LYRASIS.
LYRASIS partners with member libraries and cultural heritage organizations to create, access and manage information with an emphasis on digital content, while building and sustaining collaboration, enhancing operations and technology, and increasing buying power. For more information, please visit www.lyrasis.org.