Atlanta, GA – November 3, 2016 – LYRASIS, a leading non-profit membership organization serving archives, libraries and museums with content, software and technology is pleased to announce the recent hire of Jonathan Green. Green will join the LYRASIS team as Repository Developer in the Technology Services Division. In this role, he will focus on the LYRASIS Islandora Hosting program and developing long-term opportunities to serve the LYRASIS community of members and users with the open source Islandora digital repository framework.

Jonathan Green comes to LYRASIS with more than 10 years’ experience in software engineering and was on the original team that wrote Islandora 7.x as well as being the author of the Tuque Library. Previously, Green served as Chief Technology Officer for discoverygarden, a long-time contributor and service provider for Islandora. In his new role as Repository Developer at LYRASIS, Green will not only work to sustain and improve current LYRASIS Islandora Hosting services, but will also explore longer-term opportunities to integrate Islandora with other open-source platforms and directly engage with the Islandora project.

Robert Miller, CEO of LYRASIS, says of the new hire, “We are honored to have Jonathan join the LYRASIS team. His deep experience with the Islandora framework and program, as well as his professional record of writing and contributing to open source technologies, make him a key leader as we continue to extend our support for open source communities and fostering their adoption within libraries, archives and museums. We are excited to have Jonathan’s expertise to help extend and enhance Islandora-based services for our members and the wider community of knowledge professionals worldwide.”

Green says of the decision to join LYRASIS, “I was attracted by LYRASIS’ mission tosupport open access solutions, open technologies and collaboration with archives, libraries, museums and knowledge communities worldwide. I look forward to working with the large and diverse LYRASIS membership community as well as with the Islandora community to strengthen and build new opportunities for collaboratively managing digital assets.”