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America Contacts Congress: Providing Access to U.S. Congressional Correspondence Data

Danielle Emerling
$27,000 to complete a feasibility study that will assess and plan for the future collaborative technical infrastructure for an open-source congressional correspondence data access tool, to improve how libraries process and provide access to large data sets with sensitive information and how scholars and the public use data related to Americans’ civic engagement.

Mobile Digitization and Maker Space Lab for Community Archives

Jason Heppler
This is the slide presentation from the 2017 LYRASIS Leaders Summit documenting the University of Nebraska at Omaha Catalyst Fund project - Mobile Digitization for Rural Community Archives.

LYRASIS Catalyst Fund & UNC Charlotte: Library and Internet of Things (IOT)

Bob R. Price
This is the slide presentation from the 2017 LYRASIS Leaders Summit documenting the University of North Carolina, Charlotte Catalyst Fund project - Leverage IoT Devices to Aid in Discovery and Use of Collections.

Advancing 3D Digitization and Metadata Conventions for Libraries, Museums, and Archives

Jennifer Johnson
This is the slide presentation from the 2017 LYRASIS Leaders Summit documenting the IUPUI 2017 Catalyst Fund project - advancing 3D digitization and metadata conventions.

The Alternatives Pilot Project: A LYRASIS Catalyst Fund Research Report

Leigh A. Grinstead
In 2020, Yeshiva University submitted an idea application to the LYRASIS Catalyst Fund. It outlined a community need to address humanities textbook costs by leveraging library resources. Over 2020 and 2021, LYRASIS and Yeshiva University piloted a program to harness academic librarians’ expertise with humanities information resources. They reviewed syllabi and re-designed them using open-source documents and resources (“AlterTexts”). These AlterTexts were already available to students through library full-text subscriptions (periodical literature, electronic reference sources,...

Digital Content Acquisition Survey Report

Hannah Rosen
In the fall of 2021, the LYRASIS Content and Scholarly Communication Initiatives (CSCI) team conducted a survey of academic-leaning institutions that acquire digital content through LYRASIS in order to better understand national content acquisition trends. This report examines the findings from that survey.

Toolkit to assess OCR’ed historical text in the era of big data

Brian McBride, Harish Maringanti & Bohan Zhu
While cultural heritage institutions have been using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to extract full text from scanned page images, the quality of extracted text is low for historical texts. In this era of big data, such historical texts will be left behind, both in search rankings and their use through computational tools. This Catalyst Funded project developed a set of guidelines, and tools to assist organizations in improving their existing OCRed collections, this white paper...

Conversational Artificial Intelligence: Bringing the Library to Your Living Room

$34,600. King County Library System will explore community demand for and research the feasibility of implementing a library application to interface with common conversational artificial intelligence systems (e.g., Alexa, Siri, Cortana, etc.), with the goal of empowering the public to benefit from library resources anytime, anywhere.

Advancing 3D Digitization for Libraries, Museums, and Archives

Jennifer Johnson, Derek Miller & Kristi Palmer
$29,500 to Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) to pilot 3D digitization and metadata conventions by: 1) Digitizing and describing objects of varying colors, shapes and sizes, with a variety of intended audiences 2) Documenting those processes 3) Establishing preliminary standards and workflows 4) Testing those preliminary standards and workflows and 5) Nationally vetting those preliminary standards. This work will underpin the beginnings of standardization of digital collections of library, museum, and archive 3D...

Feasibility Study on the Creation of a Virtual Center for Copyright Education for Professionals in Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Kristin Kelly & Rina Elster Pantalony
$30,000 to Columbia University Libraries to conduct a feasibility study to determine the viability and sustainability of a copyright education center for libraries, archives and museums.

Digital Collecting in Times of Crisis

Kara McClurken
This is the slide presentation from the 2018 LYRASIS Leaders Summit documenting the University of Virginia Catalyst Fund project - Digital Collecting in Times of Crisis.

When the Open Source System is the Best System

Kelly Drake, Marilyn Geller, Erin Wentz & Louisa Choy
This case study follows a three-year odyssey into the world of electronic resource management (ERM) and open source systems (OSS). Led by the Fenway Libraries Online (FLO) office, the Electronic Resource Management Task Force, and eventually the FLO CORAL Development Committee (FCDC), members of the FLO community participated in system trials, product evaluation, implementation and enhancements, all in the pursuit of bringing order to the chaos that is electronic resource management. Along the way, we...

The West End: A Digital Map Project of an Historic African American Neighborhood in Charlotte, N.C.

Brandon Lunsford
This is the slide presentation from the 2017 LYRASIS Leaders Summit documenting the Johnson C. Smith University Catalyst Fund project - Mapping the Historic West End: The Digital History of an African American Neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Conversational Artificial Intelligence: Bringing the Library to Your Living Room

This is the slide presentation from the 2019 LYRASIS Leaders Summit documenting the King County Library System Catalyst Fund project - Conversational Artificial Intelligence: Bringing the Library to Your Living Room.

Quantitative Institute for Libraries: A Catalyst Funded Project

Cathryn Miller & Marcia Rapchak
This is the slide presentation from the 2018 LYRASIS Leaders Summit documenting the Duquesne University Catalyst Fund project - Quantitative Research Institute for Libraries.

Governance Activity: Catastrophizing

Megan Forbes & Laurie Arp
Goals: Understand how the program’s current governance model (or decision making) works with unexpected issues; Understand if the model works well or has gaps; and Identify and document issues that need to be solved. Related Objectives: Define the Need for Governance

The Ohio State University Catalyst Fund Idea Report – Repository Migration Service

Hannah Rosen
This report covers the 2021 LYRASIS Catalyst Fund idea proposed by the Ohio State University. LYRASIS staff performed market research, conducting interviews and surveys to determine how current OSS communities are tracking software version usage, as well as to understand the potential for a migration service to alleviate the difficulties in migrating from unsupported OSS versions to current software versions.

Digital Collecting in Times of Crisis: Survey and Toolkit

Kara McClurken
This is a slide presentation from the University of Virginia for the Catalyst Fund Webinar Series.

Building Libraries, Building Communities: A Summit on the Role of Public Libraries in Re-creating Community on the Gulf Coast

Sandra Nyberg, Elizabeth E. Bingham & MaryEllin Santiago
SOLINET, the State Library of Louisiana and the Mississippi Library Commission hosted a Summit in Baton Rouge, LA, November 28-30, 2006, designed to assist libraries in planning for rebuilding after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. The Summit is part of the Gulf Coast Libraries Project, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and administered by SOLINET. The invitation-only Summit was for teams from the affected libraries in Louisiana and Mississippi....

America Contacts Congress: Providing Access to U.S. Congressional Correspondence Data

Danielle Emerling
This is the slide presentation from the 2018 LYRASIS Leaders Summit documenting the West Virginia University Catalyst Fund project - Access to US Congressional Correspondence Data. A recording of the presentation can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO8h_8WheBs.

Acting Now to Enhance Performing Arts Emergency Preparedness: A White Paper

Thomas F.R. Clareson & Sandra Nyberg
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation convened a group of experts from the arts and heritage communities on September 22, 2015, to consider strategies for strengthening emergency preparedness within the performing arts sector. In response to what was learned during that meeting about needs, resources, barriers and opportunities, LYRASIS, one of the participants in the convening, proposed a planning project to design a program to improve and increase emergency preparedness within the performing arts sector. This...

Machine learning meets library archives: Image Analysis to generate descriptive metadata

Harish Maringanti, Dhanushka Samarakoon & Bohan Zhu
$34,700 to develop and test a model for applying machine learning techniques to extract useful information from historical images to assist in and increase the efficiency of metadata creation for archives, libraries and museums of all types.

Mobile Community Archives

Jason Heppler
$5,550 to the University of Nebraska at Omaha towards a pilot project that would allow them to work with tribal colleges and communities in Nebraska. In recent years, archivists have identified the need and desire to capture community archives. The project explored a mobile maker space and digitization lab that would allow them to reach out to rural communities and digitize their material, making such material widely available while keeping the archive in the community.

Museum Technology Landscape 2018: Discovery and Findings

Laurie Arp & Megan Forbes
his report summarizes a study of collections management systems and practices within the museum community conducted by LYRASIS with funding in part from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The study was comprised of surveys and individual interviews. This report has been adapted from the original report to remove proprietary, confidential and respondent-identifying information. Opinions expressed in the report are those of the authors and collaborators, and do not necessarily represent those of The Andrew W....

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