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Library Edge Initiative‚Äč

LYRASIS is proud to be a part of the Library Edge Initiative, a national coalition of thirteen organizations, that is working to develop guidelines that will define quality technology services at libraries and how to continuously improve them to motivate local re-investment in public technology at libraries. These resulting guidelines, or benchmarks, are intended to support libraries in their efforts to create long-term plans to develop and sustain public access technology for their patrons and communities.

The project will be completed in three stages:

  1. drafting of prototype benchmarks including feedback from library practitioners and local government officials;
  2. testing the initial set of benchmarks in California, Oklahoma and Texas;
  3. final refinement of the benchmarks and launch.

At this time, the coalition is working to complete the draft benchmarks, and they will be made public in the coming months.

For more information about the project you can visit the Library Edge Initiative webpage.