Announcing Sessions for the 2019 LYRASIS Member Summit

These sessions are all scheduled for Day 2, but don’t miss our exciting Day 1 focused on innovation with imagination. Catalyst Fund recipients will present, the 2020 LYRASIS research agenda will be determined and our opening speaker will be Kaitlin Thaney – Endowment Director, Wikimedia Foundation.

NextGen ScholComm: Models to Move us Forward This panel will focus on innovative approaches to advance the OPEN movement, including emerging content models, publishing strategies, and other issues to address through collective action.

Reimagining the Future of Scholarly Communication from the University Press Perspective The university presses on this panel will discuss their roles in the future of scholarly communication and what it will take to get there through collaboration with the library community.

Patron Data: Privacy, Curation and Beyond Stewarding patron data is a critical part of our organizational missions, but are we ceding control of this information when we use for-profit interfaces? This panel will discuss the challenges and solutions for maximizing the power of user data while still protecting patron privacy.

Perspectives on Accessibility: a LYRASIS Research Endeavor This panel will focus on theĀ LYRASIS research conducted into the state of accessibilityefforts in libraries, including purchased content, created content and systems.

Cultural Heritage Collections As Data This panel will discuss the opportunity to rethink cultural heritage collections information by making it available as data, thus expanding the opportunities for researchers and beyond to engage computationally with vital resources.

Community Supported Software Sustainability and Beyond: a Wider Perspective This session will feature speakers discussing various layers of sustainability, using the LYRASIS It Takes a Village model to encourage innovation and long term success. Speakers will also discuss wider sustainability strategies and making room for innovation and sustainability at the portfolio level.

Trends, Challenges and Impact with Going Global for Community Supported Programs This panel discussion features speakers working with various community supported programs from different parts of the world. The themes that will be discussed include Global Engagement Considering Different Cultures, Languages and Tools; Incorporating and Adapting Standards; and Broadening User Bases.

EBook Reading Experience: Publics and Academics We find ourselves in an EBook ecosystem where patrons and researchers need to use multiple services that can create intentional disintermediation between library and user with the additional need of ongoing staff and patron training. Proliferation of proprietary reading apps are problematic when it comes to accessibility and patron privacy. This panel will discuss the overlapping issues and risks and what solutions are currently available