LYRASIS 2019 Accessibility Report Now Available

LYRASIS 2019 Accessibility Report Now Available

From the LYRASIS Content and Scholarly Communication Initiatives Team LYRASIS announces the release of a new study, Understanding the Landscape of Library Accessibility for Online Materials. The study was undertaken in an effort to map the landscape of accessibility policies and practices for online resources as managed by libraries and archives across the United States.… Read more »

LYRASIS Announces New Board of Trustees Members

LYRASIS Announces New Board of Trustees Members

Atlanta, GA – July 11, 2019  To help guide and steward the recent merger of LYRASIS and DuraSpace – four new Board of Trustees Members were elected by the combined memberships, and four new Board of Trustees were appointed. This brings LYRASIS’ FY 2020 Board to 13 members, seven elected and six appointed. DuraSpace brings… Read more »

VIVO Updates July 14, 2019 — New leadership group, early bird conference rates, technical initiatives

VIVO Updates July 14, 2019 — New leadership group, early bird conference rates, technical initiatives

Congratulations to the new Leadership Group  The VIVO Leadership has been formed for the coming year. The Leadership Group (LG) is the “board” of VIVO – the LG sets strategic direction, appoints the LG chair and the Steering Group, and develops and approves the MOU with LYRASIS and the project budget. After member and community elections,… Read more »

LYRASIS and DuraSpace Complete Merger–Members and Community Benefit

LYRASIS and DuraSpace Complete Merger–Members and Community Benefit

CONTACT Meg McCroskey Blum, Director of Marketing & Communications, meg.blum@lyrasis.org, 800.999.8558 x2951, Skype: meg.lyrasis LYRASIS and DuraSpace are pleased to announce the merger of their two leading 501 C3 not-for-profits was completed on July 1, 2019, Members will participate in developing new scalable technologies, shared innovation opportunities, and high value – fairly priced services across the global landscape of… Read more »

4Science at Open Repositories 2019: Thank You!

4Science at Open Repositories 2019: Thank You!

We just got back from Open Repositories 2019 . Thank you to all who came to attend our many presentations and visited our stand, enjoying the Lavazza coffee prepared by our staff to the cry of: “Our repositories are as good as our coffee!” 🙂 Our OR2019 presentations, from DSpace 7 to DSpace-CRIS and GLAM,… Read more »

VIVO Updates, June 23, 2019 — Conference poster deadline 7/19, Christian Hauschke on Leadership Group, Nominations for community members, Freya Project

VIVO Updates, June 23, 2019 — Conference poster deadline 7/19, Christian Hauschke on Leadership Group, Nominations for community members, Freya Project

Conference poster deadline July 19  Did you miss a deadline to submit work to the conference?  It’s not too late to submit a poster.  Poster submission is open now at  https://forms.gle/xLGyGsdT58jJBmMc7 through July 19.  Posters can be on any topics related to VIVO – implementation, development, ontology, adoption, representation, data curation, persistent identifiers, and much… Read more »

Fedora Workshop, Staatsarchiv Bern, Switzerland, Aug 22

Fedora Workshop, Staatsarchiv Bern, Switzerland, Aug 22

On August 22,2019 the State Archives Basel-Stadt and St. Gallen will host a Fedora Workshop with high-caliber speakers from Lyrasis/DuraSpace/Fedora: Product Manager David Wilcox and Technical Lead Andrew Wood will discuss Fedora 4 (currently 5.0.2) which replaces the Fedora 3.8 version currently running on many archives. Unlike Fedora 3.8 (XML and Relational Database), Fedora 4… Read more »

Valorie Hollister: Leadership and Versatility Marked Tenure at DuraSpace

Valorie Hollister: Leadership and Versatility Marked Tenure at DuraSpace

DuraSpace’s Chief Financial Officer, Valorie Hollister, will be ending her 12-year tenure with DuraSpace this month. The transition marks a tenure of significant improvement in the financial transparency of the organization. Since the early days at one of DuraSpace’s predecessor organizations, the DSpace Foundation, Ms. Hollister has shown leadership, versatility, and fiscal savviness. Focused on… Read more »

SAVE THE DATE for the LYRASIS Member Summit Oct. 1 – 2 Chicago, Illinois

SAVE THE DATE  for the LYRASIS Member Summit  Oct. 1 – 2  Chicago, Illinois

We are thrilled to be planning our 4th annual Member Summit. This year’s in-person event will be at the Big 10 Conference Center in Chicago. Our theme this year is Local to Global. This  will be our first meeting after the LYRASIS + DuraSpace merger, and we will be welcoming DuraSpace Members and staff. The summit will… Read more »

VIVO Updates, June 9, 2019 — Upcoming sprint, Open Repositories, LYRASIS, Leadership Group Elections coming up

VIVO Updates, June 9, 2019 — Upcoming sprint, Open Repositories, LYRASIS, Leadership Group Elections coming up

Sprint coming up June 17-26  Interested in development?  Ready to sprint?  The VIVO developers will be holding a sprint June 17-26 to work on externalizing the search indexes of VIVO in support of VIVO Scholar and other applications.  Developer calls are held every Tuesday at 11 AM US Eastern Time.  See Development Interest Group for call agendas… Read more »