As Chair of the Board of Trustees and LYRASIS CEO, we are pleased to announce that the LYRASIS and DuraSpace Boards have voted unanimously in favor of an “intent to merge” the two organizations. This begins a public phase of the due diligence process whereby we will be gathering member feedback, discussing governance and defining many of the nuts and bolts that need to be addressed before putting a potential merger to a member vote. If approved, the coming together with DuraSpace would allow LYRASIS to expand certain services while improving existing ones.
LIT1: Digital Privacy and Security: Keeping You And Your Library Safe and Secure In A Post-Snowden World
Friday, June 24, 2016, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
If this sounds like you and you want to submit, HIGH FIVE! This is what I’m looking for:
CollectionSpace is pleased to announce a mini-grant opportunity for new adopters, implementers, and community leaders.
Are you ready to implement and need some assistance? Would an additional set of hands help to guide you through the planning process? Is there a project you have in mind that would build capacity in your community around CollectionSpace? Are you looking to use CollectionSpace but don’t have access to a technical team?
This release brings with it some long-needed upgrades, including:
Big Talk From Small Libraries 2016 will be held on Friday, February 26, 2016 between 8:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (CT) via the GoToWebinar online meeting service. Speakers will be able to present their programs from their own desktops. The schedule will accommodate speakers’ time-zones.
If you are interested in presenting, please submit your proposal by Friday, January 8, 2016. Speakers from libraries serving fewer than 10,000 people will be preferred, but presentations from libraries with larger service populations will be considered.
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has published a set of consensus principles for the library, content-provider and software-provider communities to address privacy issues related to the use of library and library-related systems. This set of principles developed over the past 8 months focus on balancing the expectations library users have regarding their intellectual freedoms and their privacy with the operational needs of systems providers.
The Library of Congress has acquired 681 photographs from "The Public Library: An American Commons," a photographic survey by Robert Dawson of public libraries in the United States. The photographs significantly expand the Library’s holdings that describe the American public library—as architecture, community spaces and a reflection of the contemporary social landscape.
The session was so interesting that LYRASIS is bringing this presentation to you as a part of our Second Friday series on November 13 at 12:30 EST. Please join us as Chris Vinson and Rachel Wittmann from Clemson University speak about Open Parks Network. This session is free for LYRASIS members. To register, click!