LYRASIS staff members, Laurie Gemmill Arp and Leigh Grinstead, are working with the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) Consortium to provide its libraries with expert digitization assistance, including collection assessment, grant writing, digitization training, both in-person and online, and other related consulting. Through the various activities (face to face workshops, online classes and collections assessments) with this RAILS initiative, we have had direct interaction with more than 250 librarians statewide. This partnership is just one example of how our members leverage the LYRASIS Digital & Preservation Services that we offer. Our Digitization Collaborative is another, with more than 260 institutional participants using the service to digitize their special collections including newspapers, large format materials, photographs, and audio and visual content. To learn more about our LYRASIS Digital Consulting and the Digitization Collaborative, please click here.

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