Introducing the LYRASIS DataCite US Community

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The LYRASIS DataCite US Community, launched in January of 2021, is a national consortium/community of practice for non-profit organizations in the US dedicated to creating and maintaining DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) for research data, local scholarly content, unique cultural heritage materials, and more, through the DataCite DOI registration agency ( This new program provides a shared pathway for organizations to support open research infrastructure by assigning DOIs to local materials, thereby contributing to the open research ecosystem by making research and scholarly content more FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.

The LYRASIS DataCite US Community is designed to serve any non-profit institution in the US that is not already a DataCite member, and organizations do not need to be members of LYRASIS to participate. This session will provide an intro to the LYRASIS DataCite US Community, including an overview of DataCite DOI services, membership benefits, and considerations for participation.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the session, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of using DOIs for local content
  • Determine potential for creation of DOIs at your organization based on local context, including content/asset types, staff time, and repository systems
  • Understand the benefits of participation in the LYRASIS DataCite US Community, with knowledge of where to go to get more information


Sheila Rabun

Sheila Rabun is the Program Leader for Persistent Identifier Communities at LYRASIS, serving both the ORCID US Community and the LYRASIS DataCite US Community. Sheila has worked in the academic library field since 2010, with a focus on digital workflows, agile project management, communicating technical information to diverse audiences, and advocating for interoperability in research and scholarly communication ecosystems. Learn more about Sheila at

Liz Krznarich

Liz Krznarich is the Adoption Manager at DataCite. Liz supports those integrating DataCite and ROR services into their workflows and systems, and collaborates with the community to identify and support new integration points. Liz has over a decade of experience in technology and higher education. Before joining DataCite, Liz was a technical lead and software developer at ORCID. Learn more about Liz at

State library and/or archives agency; Network/consortia; Academic library: 4 year and graduate; Special Library; Museum; Academic library: 2 year; Government library; Archives; Historical Society / Site; Special collections
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