​​LYRASIS provides leadership and innovation for open technologies that promote durable, persistent access to digital data. We collaborate with academic, scientific, cultural, and technology communities by supporting projects and creating services to help ensure that current and future generations have access to our collective digital heritage.


DSpace is open source software used by more than 2,000 academic, non-profit, and commercial organizations for building open digital repositories.  It is free, easy to install "out of the box", and can be customized to fit the needs of any organization to preserve and enable easy and open access to all types of digital content.


Fedora is a robust, modular, open source repository system for the management and dissemination of digital content. It is especially suited for digital libraries and archives, both for access and preservation. It is also used worldwide by academic and cultural heritage organizations, universities, research institutions, university libraries, national libraries, and government agencies to provide specialized access to very large and complex digital collections of historic and cultural materials as well as scientific data


VIVO is open source software and an ontology for representing scholarship used by federal agencies, academic institutions, professional societies, for-profit publishers, and data providers.  VIVO supports recording, editing, searching, browsing, and visualizing scholarly activity. VIVO encourages showcasing the scholarly record, research discovery, expert finding, network analysis, and assessment of research impact


DSpaceDirect is a quick, cost effective fully-hosted service that allows users to store, organize, and manage DSpace repository content in the cloud. DSpaceDirect can be used to preserve and provide access to academic faculty and student papers, projects, and research making content easily searchable by end users and easily managed by content curators


DuraCloud is an open source, hosted service that makes it easy to control where and how your organization preserves content in the cloud. DuraCloud enables your institution to store content with expert cloud storage providers while adding lightweight features that enable digital preservation, data access, and data sharing. The service is also available from 4Science via DuraCloud Europe.

Islandora Hosting

Islandora is an open-source software framework designed to help institutions and organizations and their audiences collaboratively manage, and discover digital assets using a best-practices framework. It uses Drupal as a front-end and deploys other open-source technologies, such as Fedora and Solr, to deliver a complete digital assets management solution.

ORCID US Community

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an open, non-profit, community-driven initiative to create and maintain a global registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers. ORCID provides a framework for trustworthy identity management by linking research contributions and related activities across the scholarly communication ecosystem.

eContent and Databases

LYRASIS also delivers a wide range of scholarly content and eResources including University Presses and Open Access Projects.