LYRASIS partners with member libraries, archives and museums and other cultural heritage organizations to create, access and manage information with an emphasis on digital content, while building and sustaining collaboration, enhancing operations and technology, and increasing buying power. We collaborate with members to enrich, expand, acquire, digitize, host, support, manage and share their important, and often unique, collections.
LYRASIS supports enduring access to our shared academic, scientific and cultural heritage through leadership in open technologies, content services, digital solutions and collaboration with archives, libraries, museums and knowledge communities worldwide.
A non-profit membership organization,
LYRASIS was established in April 2009 with a collective history of
legacy networks that dates back to 1936. LYRASIS continues its mission
of supporting information professionals by offering creative solutions
and increased savings opportunities.
With a diverse membership and large in
scale, LYRASIS works closely with library and cultural heritage
organization professionals and their staff to build and maintain valued
relationships, making frequent connections with site visits,
conferences and e-communications.
Inspired by the constellation of "Lyra," one
of the galaxy's brightest stars and guiding lights, and the suffix,
"sis" which denotes a process of change, the LYRASIS name reflects our
objective to collaborate with information professionals and to provide guidance and support to them and their
institutions as they serve their communities.