During the LYRASIS 3rd Annual Member Summit at the Nashville Public Library held on October 24, 2018, we revisited the 2017 Catalyst Fund recipient projects with Leigh Grinstead, Project Manager of the LYRASIS Catalyst Fund. In 2017, our inaugural year of the Catalyst Fund, we awarded 6 Member Organizations with funding totally over $130,000 for innovative projects focusing on community engagement, technology and/or education. This is a video overview for the 2017 Catalyst Fund projects.

  • Johnson C. Smith University – “A Digital Map of the Historic West End”
  • ​University of Nebraska, Omaha – “Mobile Digitization for Rural Community Archives”
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) – “Advancing 3D Digitization and Metadata Conventions”
  • ​University of North Carolina, Charlotte – “Leverage IoT Devices to Aid in Discovery and Use of Collections”
  • Columbia University – “Copyright Education for Libraries, Archives & Museums”
  • Washburn University – “From Information Literate to Information Fluent: Information Literacy for Middle and High School Students”

Do you have an innovative idea that might make for a great Catalyst Fund project?  Applications for 2019 Catalyst Fund open January 7, 2019.