Meeting the Needs of Cultural Heritage Communities for In-house Digitization Solutions

February 28, 2018By LYRASISDigitization, LYRASIS, Preservation

By Katy Klettlinger As you may already know, LYRASIS has a long history of expertise with digitization, including through the LYRASIS Digitization Collaborative, made possible by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, creating the program in 2008. This led to excellent and established ongoing relationships with top experts and industry leaders, such as … 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

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

Digitization or Bust!

August 25, 2015By Jennifer BielewskiDigitization

For many of us, it was Panama City Beach or bust as nearly 100 information professionals convened at the Digitization Conference, hosted by the Panhandle Library Access Network (PLAN) at Florida State University. The conference was packed with invigorating speakers from LYRASIS, DPLA, the State Library of Florida, George Blood Audio LP, Penn State, ResCarta, … Read More

Hacking Hemingway: Cracking the Code to the Vault

April 13, 2015By Jennifer BielewskiDigitization

A collection for the world courtesy of the Illinois Secretary of State and Oak Park Public Library Oak Park Public Library in Oak Park, Illinois, the hometown of Ernest Hemingway, will soon offer the world unprecedented access to rare archives from both the library’s collections and the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park, thanks to a … Read More