10 Works

From Information Literate to Information Fluent

Alan Bearman
$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...

Handwriting Text Recognition (HTR) Project

Gregory Colati, Joseph Johnson, Michael Kemezis & Sara Sikes
$24,277. To develop a foundation for a large-scale, open source software for handwriting recognition for historical documents.

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...

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.

Build a Better Library Website Bootcamp

Andrea Levandowski & Eileen Morales
$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...

Caption This: Creating Efficiency in Audiovisual Accessibility Using Artificial Intelligence

Abigail Norris & Michelle Emanuel
$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.

LYRASIS 2022 Research Information Management Survey Report

Hannah Rosen

Registration Year

  • 2022

Resource Types

  • Report
  • Other


  • Lyrasis
  • New Jersey State Library
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Utah
  • Yeshiva University
  • Washburn University