Catalyst Fund Applications are Currently Being Accepted

LYRASIS is proud to announce the Catalyst Fund – a $100,000 award program to fund new ideas and projects by LYRASIS members. The Catalyst Fund is a new membership benefit and will be administered by the LYRASIS Leaders Circle. LYRASIS is committed to awarding up to $100,000 to member projects this year and all you need to do is fill out a short application to be considered. We are excited to support innovation in the community and we will report back on all the projects at our Member Summit in October.

LYRASIS and its Inclusive Leadership Model

We are honored that Deanna Marcum, senior advisor to Ithaka S+R’s program areas in Educational Transformation and Libraries & Scholarly Communication, took time to interview our CEO Robert Miller about the Catalyst Fund, Leaders Circle and more.

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Welcome International Members!

Welcome also to our new Leaders Circle members. The Leaders Circle is a new membership program designed to keep your institution at the cutting edge of new programs, technologies and services. Click here to learn more about the Leaders Circle.

We’re excited to welcome our first international members to the Leaders Circle!

  • Vallarta Botanical Garden (Mexico)
  • University of Victoria (Canada)
  • Wellcome Trust (United Kingdom)


We are excited to announce that the 2017 LYRASIS Member Summit will be held October 11-12, 2017.

Location and details to follow.

Learn about Rock’s Backpages

This webinar will feature a demonstration of Rock’s Backpages, an online archive of music journalism, sourced from freelance contributions to the music and mainstream press from the 1950s to the present day.
When: March 17, 2017 – 11 AM – Noon ET

Save on Document Delivery Fees with Reprints Desk

LYRASIS member libraries can save on Document Delivery fees by using Reprints Desk’s A-Z Academic Document Delivery Service. During this 30-minute webinar, Reprints Desk will introduce Article Galaxy’s collection of journal articles with special copyright royalty rates and show how their platform can streamline article acquisition workflows both directly and through integrations with systems such as ILLiad, Odyssey and RapidILL.
When: February 17, 2017 – 11 AM – 11:30 AM ET

Need Newspaper Scanning? Save through LYRASIS and Digital Solutions

At LYRASIS, we know that many of you face high demand for digitizing newspapers, so we have arranged a special offer with Digital Solutions. LYRASIS members get an additional 10% discount on all newspaper digitization projects, for a total 20% discount off list price through Digital Solutions. This is a great chance to digitize those newspaper collections and ensure that your unique content is accessible into the future.

  • Newspaper digitization on Digital Solutions’ new Digital Transitions FADGI compliant BC-100 scanner
  • Additional 10% discount on all newspaper digitization projects, for a total 20% discount off list price
  • Free hard drive for all scanning orders over $1,500.00 (not just newspaper scanning)
  • To be eligible for either of these offers, all materials must be at the scanning facility by March 31, 2017

Reach out to  Hannah Rosen or  Member Services for more information.

2nd Friday Session

Join us for this free 2nd  Friday Session beginning at 12:30 pm ET for a Step inside the D.C. Africana Archives. Doretha Williams, the Project’s Director and Alexandra Krensky who serves as the Project Archivist will provide an insider’s look into the project and it’s progress.

The D.C. Africana Archives Project is a partnership between six archives throughout Washington, D.C. to enhance access to previously unavailable research materials documenting the history of the African diaspora in D.C., the civil rights movements, the struggle for Home Rule, the rise of Black-owned businesses, the development of Howard University, slavery in the nation’s capital, jazz music in D.C. and the literary arts. This 2nd Friday session will cover the sustainability of such a project and the successes and challenges for different stakeholders.

For more information on the D.C. Africana Archives,