Columbia University Joins The Palace Project Platform and App

December 9, 2022By LyrasisFeatured, Lyrasis, Press Release, The Palace Project

The nonprofit library-centered platform enables equitable e-content access through public libraries and universities ATLANTA, GA – December 12, 2022 – The Palace Project (“Palace”), the nonprofit library-centered platform and e-reader app for digital content and services, announced today that the Columbia University Library has adopted its platform. The Palace Project is an easy-to-use platform for … Read More

Lyrasis Announces John Wilkin as New Chief Executive Officer

October 26, 2022By LyrasisFeatured, Press Release

Atlanta, GA – October 26, 2022. Lyrasis, a mission-driven, community-led nonprofit serving libraries, museums and research communities, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Wilkin as the organization’s new CEO. He will begin the role effective December 1, 2022. Wilkin, who is currently Dean of Libraries and University Librarian at the University of Illinois, … Read More

Press Release: LYRASIS and The Palace Project Announce the Addition of OverDrive Titles, Transforming the Landscape of eBook Access for Libraries and Patrons

June 1, 2022By LyrasisPress Release

  Atlanta, GA – June 1, 2022. LYRASIS, a global nonprofit committed to increasing equitable access to knowledge, and The Palace Project, the nonprofit library-centered platform and ereader app for digital content and services, are pleased to announce that OverDrive content will soon be available in the Palace app. This addition will bring the largest provider … Read More

Press Release: LYRASIS Announces Interim CEO Erin Tripp

May 12, 2022By LyrasisPress Release

  Atlanta, GA – May 12, 2022. Following the announcement of the CEO transitionin February, LYRASIS is pleased to share that Erin Tripp has been appointed Interim CEO. Robert Miller, who served as LYRASIS CEO since June 2015, will step down effective May 13, 2022 to pursue other opportunities. Erin Tripp, who was formerly Executive … Read More

Press Release: Celebrating 7 Years of Service, LYRASIS CEO to Transition at End of June 2022

February 22, 2022By LyrasisPress Release

Atlanta, GA – February 22, 2022. Following seven years of service, Robert Miller, the Chief Executive Officer of LYRASIS, a leading non-profit member organization serving and supporting libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage organizations globally, will be leaving the organization as of June 30, 2022. Since becoming CEO in 2015, Robert and his team have … Read More

LYRASIS 2021 Open Source Software Report is Now Available

August 16, 2021By LyrasisPress Release

The LYRASIS mission is to catalyze and enable equitable access to the world’s knowledge and cultural heritage – one of the ways we support this mission is to provide organizational homes and hosting services for open source software programs. Open Source Software (OSS) is defined as a type of software in which source code is released … Read More

Press Release: LYRASIS Announces the 2021 Catalyst Fund Recipients and Their Projects

July 7, 2021By LyrasisPress Release

Atlanta, GA – July 7, 2021 –LYRASIS, a non-profit member organization serving the global landscape of academic and public libraries, scholarly research, archives, museums, and galleries, is pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of the LYRASIS Catalyst Fund. The Catalyst Fund is an award program that provides support for new ideas and innovative projects from … Read More

Dan Rather’s What Unites Us: The Graphic Novel Available Free To All Nevada Residents, Sponsored by Las Vegas-Clark County Library District & Macmillan

July 6, 2021By LyrasisPress Release

Partnership with Macmillan shares this important work from America’s legendary journalist as an example of a new eBook platform’s potential as a community forum Las Vegas, NV – July 5, 2021 – In an innovative eBook partnership between public libraries and book publishers, Las Vegas Clark-County Library District (LVCCLD) and Macmillan announced the availability, to … Read More

Press Release: New Digital Platform Empowers Public Libraries and Patrons, Boosts Equitable Access to Knowledge

June 28, 2021By LyrasisPress Release

Knight Foundation Investment Ushers in Model for Innovation, Impact, Community Engagement Atlanta, GA, June 28, 2021 – A powerful partnership of industry leaders today announced The Palace Project, a transformational, library-centered platform for digital content and services. The Palace Project, with a $5 million investment by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for LYRASIS, … Read More

Press Release: LYRASIS Announces Acquisition of BiblioLabs; Combination Supports Mission of Library-Driven Content and Expands Community Engagement

June 15, 2021By LyrasisPress Release

June 15, 2021 – Atlanta, GA – LYRASIS, a global non-profit serving libraries, archives, museums and research communities, announces the acquisition of BiblioLabs, LLC., a Charleston, SC-based library technology firm. The acquisition unites two organizations on the leading edge of library software and support services and transitions BiblioLabs from a mission-aligned for-profit firm into the mission-driven non-profit … Read More

Press Release: The New York Public Library and LYRASIS Announce Next Steps in National E-Book Collaboration

June 11, 2021By LyrasisPress Release

Following a nearly two-year collaboration to empower public libraries to have more control over their e-book delivery platforms, both organizations are expanding their efforts while pursuing the mission on two separate tracks. June 11, 2021 – The New York Public Library (NYPL) and LYRASIS have announced that, following a two-year collaboration to empower public libraries around … Read More

Press Release: Springer Nature and LYRASIS Announce Open Access Sponsorship Agreement for Books that Support Research and Teaching Aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

June 8, 2021By LyrasisPress Release

New sponsoring partnership between LYRASIS and Springer Nature for a suite of open access books on climate change, equity, peace, and justice will advance global collaboration. Atlanta | Heidelberg | London, 08 June 2021 – Springer Nature has signed its first sponsorship agreement for open access books with LYRASIS, a US non-profit membership association of libraries, … Read More