​The following is a list of Catalyst Fund award recipients, the amount awarded and the project name. Five Project proposals (to be implemented by the applying institution) were funded. The Catalyst Fund was created to directly fund projects by member institutions that are designed to benefit the entire community of archives, libraries and museums. These projects were carefully reviewed and chosen based on their potential for scalability and maximum impact on all collections-holding institutions. Only LYRASIS members are eligible to apply for the Catalyst Fund.

University of Utah – Toolkit to Assess OCR’ed Historical Text in the Era of Big Data.
University of Mississippi – Caption This: Creating Efficiency in Audiovisual Accessibility Using Artificial Intelligence.
University of Connecticut – Unlocking the Past: Handwritten Text Recognition for 19th Century Manuscripts.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Preprint Accessibility: Is Early Access to Research Access for All?
New Jersey State Library – Increasing Staff Confidence to Implement User Experience and Design Principles in Website Creation.