This is a slide presentation from the University of Virginia for the Catalyst Fund Webinar Series.
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.
$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.
$18,250. This project focuses on developing a robust online version of its User Experience (UX) Boot Camp and make it available at no cost to attendees. The course is designed to equip participants with the skills to create vibrant and appealing websites that serve the needs of the public. While the Boot Camp is marketed to public librarians, the curriculum is largely applicable to all members of the LYRASIS community who have any responsibility for...
$28,198. This project focuses on the creation of a successful workflow to use open source code to efficiently produce captions for the native streaming audio and video files in our institutional repository, thereby making A/V materials accessible to all users, in accordance with the University’s accessibility standards.
The following narrative describes the Meadville Public Library’s now 13-year odyssey of discovering, selecting and using the OSS Koha ILS. Our story can be used to help other libraries discover where the pitfalls lie, hopefully making future libraries’ adoption of OSS easier. The following case study is written with the intent to illuminate, educate and inspire others to consider installing OSS in their library.
Reflections on Research: Toward an Open Data Toolkit Centered on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility PrinciplesRachel Woodbrook
$25,380. The University of Michigan (U-M) Library and the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) will develop a toolkit for diversity scholars to provide guidance on best practices in the research data lifecycle -- collecting, managing, utilizing, sharing and curating research data for the public good. We will incorporate Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access (DEI and A) principles, including responsibilities to communities being studied, and draw on the emerging field of critical data studies.
How do the levels of support for and services from HBCU libraries compare to those at other academic institutions? To develop a baseline comparison, the HBCU Library Alliance and the Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET) undertook an assessment of the state of libraries at HBCUs using data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) through its biennial Academic Libraries Survey (ALS). Funded by the Training and Technical Assistance Program of the Library Statistics Program...
his report examines a total of 193 academic libraries, 94 historically black college and university libraries (HBCUs), and 99 non-HBCUs, using data collected through the 2008 Academic Libraries Survey (ALS) conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The ALS data set also integrates data from the Integrated postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) pertaining to institutional characteristics. In this report, the following areas of library services and operations are reviewed: outlets and staff, expenditures,...
This is the slide presentation from the 2019 LYRASIS Leaders Summit documenting the Florida International University Catalyst Fund project - AI for Archives: Using Facial Recognition to Enhance Metadata.
This is the slide presentation documenting the Columbia University 2017 Catalyst Fund project - a feasibility study for a copyright education center.
Data-Intensive Tools for Modeling and Visualizing Mass Reading The ‘Reading Chicago Reading’ ProjectJohn Shanahan, Ana Lucic & Robin Burke
This is a slide presentation and link to the recording of the DePaul University presentation for the Catalyst Fund Webinar Series.
This is the slide presentation from the 2018 LYRASIS Leaders Summit documenting the University of Utah Catalyst Fund project - Machine Learning Meets Library Archives.
$26,548 to the Washburn University Libraries to create open source information literacy modules for use by area middle and high school students.... Access to free online information literacy modules and an accompanying curriculum would create equity in education and improve critical thinking skills for students at 20 schools in the Northeast Kansas target area. This project provides a model replicable on a national scale and open access resources created for the project will be adaptable...
LYRASIS consultants on the National Historical Publications and Records Commission Small and Diverse Archives project held four focus group sessions during June 2020, and heard from 38 focus participants about their concerns and interests in the work and operations of small archives.
$25,816 to develop an informational video and a set of instructional materials that will empower libraries of all kinds to partner effectively with community groups to organize day-long digitizing events to collect photographs, stories, memories, and other community-based cultural heritage materials documenting our nation’s collective history.
In April 2020, a member institution reached out to LYRASIS for advice on how to safely collect archival materials during the early stages of the pandemic. The archives held half of a substantial collection from a donor who had contracted COVID-19 and was in assisted living. Upon hearing the news, the archives had one month to collect the remaining materials from the executor before they were lost. In discussing the case, LYRASIS consultants hypothesized that...