Here’s what’s on the horizon for LYRASIS Hosted Services.


Have you digitized collections and now need a repository to make them accessible? Learn more about open-source repositories, the benefits of using Islandora, and how LYRASIS can support your hosting needs by viewing our Islandora Second Friday session from earlier this year: 

The newly added Islandora Scholar module supports your institutional repository needs by adding:

  • Data models for citations and theses
  • Embargo periods
  • Bookmarks / DOIs / SEO with Google Scholar
  • And many more features!


In addition to offering ArchivesSpace hosting, LYRASIS is the organizational home for the ArchivesSpace program, which continues to flourish as it approaches the end of its third year of operations. LYRASIS hosting clients benefit from the close organizational relationship between LYRASIS and the ArchivesSpace program as well as the LYRASIS team’s in-depth knowledge of the ArchivesSpace application.

We will soon launch a new level of ArchivesSpace hosting services for Lone Arrangers! It will be a shared repository service designed and priced specifically for the Lone Arranger community (small archives, museums, historical societies). We have just closed a three-month pilot with a number of small archives and using the pilot results, we have fined tuned our offering. Stayed tuned for an official announcement of this new service soon.

Overall, institutions, small and large, continue to rapidly adopt LYRASIS ArchivesSpace Hosting Services. Institutions partner with LYRASIS, not only for our hosting services, but also actively seek us out because of the keen expertise we employ to solve their complex performance problems.


The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded mini-grant program has been a huge success, bringing several prestigious institutions to the software community and our hosting services. We’d like to highlight four of our partners with you!

Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Rhode Island School of Design are collaborating to develop a new Materials Authority

The Pacific Bonsai Museum and the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt are collaborating on a new bonsai museum profile.

The LYRASIS team is now directly engaged in developing data migration tools for the broader community platform. Stay tuned for news as new features and functionality are released soon.

Stop by the LYRASIS Booth #637 at ALA Annual. We will be there to answer any questions you have about our hosted services and more.

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