LYRASIS Digital & Preservation
Services Helps Libraries Impacted by Colorado Wildfires
by FEMA Photographer Michael Rieger
Colorado recently suffered one of the costliest fires in the state's
history, the High Park Fire near Fort Collins. This fire and the other
large wildfires that have erupted throughout western states this summer
represent a huge challenge for those in charge of libraries and
culturally significant collections in archives, museums and historical
societies. We are glad to report that LYRASIS staff member, Leigh
Grinstead - Digital Services Consultant, has a long history of working
with the relevant agencies and collections in Colorado and was able to
pitch in and provide help as the Colorado Cultural and Historic
Resources Task Force sprung into action to protect these vital
collections. Leigh was able to provide the task force with lists of
information about collections that may be in danger, along with
references for contacting those in charge of the collections, and
additional resources about disaster preparedness and recovery.
Digital & Preservation Services has resources available
to help in any kind of emergency, not just wildfires. Funded in part by
a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), LYRASIS provides
preservation services and many other resources to help you protect your
We provide 24/7 disaster assistance advice by phone. You can contact
LYRASIS Preservation staff at 800.999.8558. Calls placed after business
hours will be directed to an answering service. Please tell the
operator you need to speak with someone from Preservation.
Other post-fire emergency resources are available, including:
In addition, our Disaster
Resources pages include an emergency response checklist,
disaster recovery resources (arranged by format and disaster type), and
disaster planning and prevention information. If you have questions
about how LYRASIS Digital & Preservation Services can help, please
Bentrud for more information.
MCLS Evergreen Partnership Now Live
LYRASIS and the
Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS), a non-profit
membership cooperative serving libraries in Michigan and Indiana, are
pleased to announce a new partnership to host the Evergreen Open Source
Integrated Library System (ILS) for six MCLS member libraries. The
LYRASIS-hosted site is already live and will run through 2015, with
LYRASIS providing 24-hour support and administration. Click
here to read more about the partnership.
information about the participating libraries, and to view and search
the Evergreen catalogs of the six participating MCLS libraries, visit
the sites below.
The Annual Activity Estimating Tool assists you in determining how
much to fund your deposit account, is accessible 24/7 via My LYRASIS,
lets you view past purchases to estimate this coming year and
allocate funds for future purchases. Click here to access and view the
For more information about your Account or the Annual Activity
Estimating Tool, please email Member
Support or you can reach us by phone at 800.999.8558, ext.
Linked Data to WorldCat.org
taking the first step toward adding linked data to WorldCat by
appending Schema.org descriptive mark-up to WorldCat.org pages.
WorldCat.org now offers the largest set of linked bibliographic data
on the Web. Click here to read more.
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