May 10, 2017, Ann Arbor, MI and Atlanta, GA – Michigan Publishing, the publishing division of the University of Michigan Library, and LYRASIS, a member-based nonprofit organization serving libraries, archives, and museums, are proud to announce a partnership.
Michigan Publishing and LYRASIS will collaborate to provide sales and administrative support for content and services offered through the platform known as Fulcrum (fulcrum.org), currently under development at Michigan Publishing with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Both parties share a vision of creating new models in order to disseminate digital content and new forms of scholarly output to the scholarly community.
LYRASIS and Michigan Publishing will work together to create a sustainable model for disseminating content and offering services through Fulcrum in anticipation of a release date in 2019. The partnership will also focus on engagement in the higher education community in support of promising new ventures and innovation in the world of scholarly publishing.
Robert Miller, CEO of LYRASIS, says of the new partnership, “We’re thrilled to be working with Michigan Publishing, a globally recognized university press, and a truly innovative publisher. LYRASIS is committed to supporting the access and management of vital content, and we are always seeking new models for collaboration. This new partnership is a wonderful opportunity to join forces with a like-minded organization and serve our members and the wider library community.”
LYRASIS is a nonprofit membership organization, supports enduring access to our shared academic, scientific and cultural heritage through leadership in open technologies, content services, digital solutions and collaboration with archives, libraries, museums and knowledge communities worldwide.
About Michigan Publishing
Michigan Publishing is the hub of scholarly publishing at the University of Michigan, and is a part of its dynamic and innovative University Library. They publish scholarly and educational materials in a range of formats for wide dissemination and permanent preservation, provide publishing services to the University of Michigan community and beyond, and advocate for the broadest possible access to scholarship everywhere.