Remembering Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2015By Jennifer BielewskiLYRASIS No Comments

On this day in history, December 7, 1941, started as a typical Sunday morning at Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet Headquarters on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.  That is, until shortly before 8 a.m., when Japan launched roughly 200 planes from six aircraft carriers in its first wave of Operation Hawaii—forever to be … Read More

When Disaster Strikes

December 7, 2015By Jennifer BielewskiDisaster Preparedness No Comments

Child Care Aware recently sent out these important links that you might be interested to use in the wake of the Paris and San Bernardino acts of terror. Here are some resources to aid (thanks to others on the list who have provided these resources during past events). Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 The helpline is also … Read More

LYRASIS Classes in December

November 30, 2015By Jennifer BielewskiClasses and Events No Comments

LYRASIS is offering the following classes this month: Introduction to Preservation: Collection Management for the 21st Century (Multi-Session Event) – 12/3, 12/10, 12/17 Oral Histories: Care and Preservation from the Start – 12/4 Introduction to Dublin Core Metadata – 12/4 LYRASIS Digitization Collaborative Information Session – 12/7 Establishing Emergency Response Networks for Cultural Collections – 12/8 Promotion … Read More

Meet Annie Peterson, our new LYRASIS Preservation Services Librarian

November 24, 2015By Jennifer BielewskiLYRASIS No Comments

We are thrilled to introduce you to Annie Peterson, the new Preservation Services Librarian at LYRASIS.  Annie joins us as we continue our dedication to preservation and preservation education funded by NEH for the past 30 years! Before LYRASIS, Annie was the Preservation Librarian for the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University since 2012, and … Read More

LYRASIS Board of Trustees Nomination Letter

November 19, 2015By LYRASISLYRASIS, LYRASIS Board of Trustees

The LYRASIS Nominating Committee is pleased to invite you to submit names of qualified candidates to be considered for the FY 2016/17 LYRASIS Board of Trustees. The Nominating Committee will recommend two member candidates for each one of the following open positions for the FY 2016/2017 ballot: One (1) representative from a LYRASIS member state library or group agent … Read More

November Classes from LYRASIS

November 5, 2015By Jennifer BielewskiClasses and Events No Comments

It’s November already?! Check out our classes coming up this month, including Introduction to Copyright for Digitization, Personal Digital Preservation, Caring for Originals During Scanning Projects, and many more. To register, and for the full schedule and class descriptions, go to

30 Years of NEH Preservation Grants

November 3, 2015By Jennifer BielewskiGrants

The year was 1985, Marty McFly and Professor Brown made history by going Back to the Future. Little did we know we were about to make history as we were just embarking on a new program, Preservation Field Services. Now here we are, 30 years later, thanking the National Endowment for the Humanities who has … Read More

45 Earn Digital Archives Specialist Certificates from Society of American Archivists

October 20, 2015By Jennifer BielewskiDigitization

LYRASIS would like to congratulate all of the archivists earning Digital Archives Specialist Certificates including our own Digital Services Consultant, Leigh Grinstead! CHICAGO—Forty-Five archivists earned the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certificate from the Society of American Archivists (SAA) after completing required coursework and passing a comprehensive examination in August. SAA’s DAS certificate program was developed … Read More

The International Coalition of Library Consortia: origins, contributions and path forward

October 6, 2015By Celeste FeatherLYRASIS

Article was originally posted at UKSG Insights. Abstract The International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) has its origins in informal discussion and meetings held 2 decades ago. The organization has been a steady presence in the library world as the need and demand for collaboration increased due to changes in educational funding and technology. Early … Read More