Note: Note: The Leaders Circle is a special level of participation in the LYRASIS community. This program costs $2,500 and includes current membership dues at the Institutional and Group Agent tiers listed above. Participation is considered an optional add-on that conveys all the same benefits of Institutional and Group Memberships but also focuses on networking, intersections between GLAM (Gallery, Library, Archive, Museum) communities and helping LYRASIS set critical direction. Find out more about Leaders Circle
*Operating budget includes all current costs necessary to support the provision of services for a 12-month period. Significant costs include:
Salaries and wages; Employee benefits; Collection expenditures; Computers (hardware and software) for operations and public access, whether purchased or leased; and other operating expenses such as network/consortia fees, preservation or conservation expenses, supplies, professional development, service fees, consultants, furniture & equipment purchase and repair, exhibition development, etc.
Operating budgets/expenditures do not include capital expenditures, new building or building renovation costs. They should also not include the value of free items, donations and volunteers.
Library operating budget expenses would also include: Collection expenditures for all materials in print, microform, electronic and other formats considered part of the collection, whether purchased, leased or licensed; Document delivery and interlibrary loan; and Binding.
Group Agent Membership is available to organizations that serve multiple other organizations. Examples are state library agencies, local consortia, or associations of libraries and cultural heritage organizations with a similar focus (e.g., trial court or hospital libraries served by a central administrative agent). Group Agent Member central agencies are eligible for some of the benefits of LYRASIS membership. The organizations served by the Group Agent Member are also eligible for certain LYRASIS membership benefits including member pricing on professional development and library supply discounts.
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LYRASIS is also organizational home four membership-funded programs. ArchivesSpace, DSpace, Fedora, and VIVO. To become a member of these programs, click here or visit here for more information.