Black Lives Matter

June 4, 2020By Robert MillerLyrasis

We at LYRASIS share the grief, pain and anger over the recent murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Sandra Bland, Philando Castile, Tony McDade, Tamir Rice, Breonna Taylor and all those who have been victims of racist attacks in the United States. This cannot continue, and we condemn these violent actions and racism in all … Read More

A Letter From Robert Miller: Amplifying Impact

January 24, 2019By Robert Miller2019 Merger, CEO Letter, Lyrasis

Dear LYRASIS Members,  I’m writing you today to share some exciting news about our community and future. LYRASIS and DuraSpace are thrilled to announce our intention to merge. This merger will form a larger organization that is committed to advancing services, technologies and innovations for collections holding organizations worldwide, and consciously building communities to increase our collective impact and … Read More

A Letter From Robert Miller: Winter 2019

January 7, 2019By Robert MillerCEO Letter, Lyrasis

Dear LYRASIS Colleague,  It is with great pleasure that I share with you my first CEO letter of 2019. For me, this is the time of year when we refine our LYRASIS north star opportunities. We set new challenges for ourselves, we dream a little about what the future holds for our community and what … Read More

A Letter from Robert Miller: August 2018

August 6, 2018By Robert MillerCEO Letter, Lyrasis

Dear Colleague, This is one of my favorite letters to write each year. I enjoy the opportunity to share with you the work that my talented, world-class LYRASIS team and your elected Board of Trustees has undertaken on behalf of you, our valued public and academic libraries and our museum, archive and gallery members. It … Read More

A Letter from Robert Miller, Spring 2017

April 21, 2017By Robert MillerLyrasis

Dear Colleague, I wanted to reach out and share some of the work we’ve been doing here at LYRASIS on behalf of you, our members. In addition to our long history of transactional skills and expertise, we are also focused on thought leadership. We are striving to leverage both these important focus areas to strengthen … Read More

An Announcement from Robert Miller, CEO of LYRASIS

May 16, 2016By Robert MillerLyrasis

Dear LYRASIS Members, I’m writing today to personally announce to all members that the boards of LYRASIS and DuraSpace have decided that a full merger is not currently the best way for us to achieve our long-term goals. This decision follows four months of formal due diligence and six months of exploration. LYRASIS and DuraSpace … Read More

Project Synergy Updates

April 19, 2016By Robert MillerLyrasis

A letter from Robert Miller, LYRASIS CEO Dear LYRASIS member, I want to share with you some new updates regarding Project Synergy, our internal name for the exciting possible merger between LYRASIS and DuraSpace. In this update, I want to answer 5 key questions for our members about Project Synergy: [zilla_toggle title=”1. How did Project … Read More

2016, A New Year for LYRASIS

January 14, 2016By Robert MillerCEO Letter, Lyrasis

Dear LYRASIS Members, Happy New Year! It is a brilliantly sunny day here as I sit in our West Coast Technology center in San Francisco. My mind is abuzz with ideas as I have been reflecting back on my first 6 months with LYRASIS and the plans my team and I have for 2016. I’d … Read More

Help the Copyright Office Understand How to Address Mass Digitization

October 5, 2015By Robert MillerDigitization, Lyrasis

“How to provide full text access to copyrighted works?” is one of the most difficult copyright questions facing digital libraries. Just asking permission isn’t so easy, given that copyright owners often cannot be identified, much less located. In June, the U.S. Copyright Office¬†announced a questionable proposal¬†to try to slice through the complexity of clearing rights, … Read More