LYRASIS Survey Reports

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This collection includes reports created by the Research and Innovation Team based on surveys completed by LYRASIS members and community users.


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    Digital Content Acquisition Survey Report
    (LYRASIS, 2022-04-01) Rosen, Hannah; orcid: 0000-0001-6804-7073
    In the fall of 2021, the LYRASIS Content and Scholarly Communication Initiatives (CSCI) team conducted a survey of academic-leaning institutions that acquire digital content through LYRASIS in order to better understand national content acquisition trends. This report examines the findings from that survey.
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    LYRASIS 2021 Open Source Software Report: Understanding the Landscape of Open Source Software Support in American Libraries
    (LYRASIS, 2021-08) Rosen, Hannah; Grogg, Jill; orcid: 0000-0001-6804-7073; orcid: 0000-0001-5136-4507
    The LYRASIS open source software (OSS) survey was conducted in spring 2021 as a mechanism to better understand how institutions interact with and support OSS programs. For the purposes of the survey, OSS programs were defined as community-based programs specifically designed for GLAM institutions, such as FOLIO, ArchivesSpace (a LYRASIS supported community), and Omeka. This report provides institutions with an opportunity to see where their efforts fall amongst the activities of their peers in three categories: funding/supporting OSS, justifying OSS, and evaluating OSS. The first section covers how/how much institutions contribute to OSS programs, either through financial contributions or staff time devoted to program contributions/governance. The second section focuses on how institutions justify investment in OSS programs. The final section covers the ways that GLAM institutions determine the qualifications for OSS, their evaluation tactics, and their decision-making about long term OSS maintenance.
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    2005 SOLINET Educational Services Survey
    (SOLINET (now LYRASIS), 2005)
    SOLINET conducted a survey to collect information from members about their needs and interests in regard to continuing education and professional development. SOLINET asked about preferences for course topics, class delivery methods, and communications, and wanted to know what factors are important to you when making a decision to register (or not) for a course. The survey was designed to learn more about user evaluations of SOLINET’s Educational Services.
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    Collecting Archival Materials During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    (LYRASIS, 2020-09-01) Klettlinger, Katy L.W.; Grinstead, Leigh A.; orcid: 0000-0003-0442-5332
    In April 2020, a member institution reached out to LYRASIS for advice on how to safely collect archival materials during the early stages of the pandemic. The archives held half of a substantial collection from a donor who had contracted COVID-19 and was in assisted living. Upon hearing the news, the archives had one month to collect the remaining materials from the executor before they were lost. In discussing the case, LYRASIS consultants hypothesized that other institutions across the country were experiencing similar situations and decided to create a survey to uncover collecting trends and archival practice during the pandemic.
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    LYRASIS 2020 DEI Survey Report: Understanding the Scope of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Activities in United States Libraries
    (2020-08) Rosen, Hannah; Grogg, Jill; orcid: 0000-0001-6804-7073; orcid: 0000-0001-5136-4507
    ​Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as an aggregate concern presents both opportunities and challenges for cultural heritage organizations. In an effort to gauge current policies and practices regarding DEI, LYRASIS surveyed its membership of more than 1,000 galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAM) institutions about their activities in three distinct areas: policy and infrastructure; recruiting, training, and retaining a diverse staff; and maintaining/building diverse collections.​The core output of this survey is the 2020 LYRASIS DEI Survey Report. This report provides institutions with an opportunity to see where their efforts fall amongst the activities of their peers, and a potential method for categorizing DEI initiatives.