ItemBuild a Better Library Website Boot Camp: A Catalyst Fund Report(LYRASIS; New Jersey State Library, 2021-07-23) Levandowski, Andrea; Morales, EileenThis project developed a robust online version of its User Experience (UX) Boot Camp and made it available at no cost to attendees. The course was designed to equip participants with the skills to create vibrant and appealing websites that serve the needs of the public. While the Boot Camp is marketed to public librarians, the curriculum is largely applicable to all members of the Lyrasis community who have any responsibility for a public-facing website. Item2020 LYRASIS Catalyst Fund Grant Report. Preprint Accessibility(LYRASIS; University of Illinois, 2022-06-28) Hinchliffe, Lisa JanickeResearch focused on investigating the accessibility of preprint server platforms and files in order to identify accessibility issues and suggest possible remedies. ItemToolkit to assess OCR’ed historical text in the era of big data(LYRASIS; University of Utah, 2022-10-13) Maringanti, Harish; McBride, Brian; Zhu, BohanWhile cultural heritage institutions have been using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to extract full text from scanned page images, the quality of extracted text is low for historical texts. In this era of big data, such historical texts will be left behind, both in search rankings and their use through computational tools. This Catatylst Funded project developed a set of guidelines, and tools to assist organizations in improving their existing OCRed collections, this white paper explores the results of the grant project. ItemLYRASIS Research Report The Ohio State University Catalyst Fund Idea Report – Repository Migration Service(LYRASIS, 2022-05-01) Rosen, HannahThis report covers the 2021 LYRASIS Catalyst Fund idea proposed by the Ohio State University. LYRASIS staff performed market research, conducting interviews and surveys to determine how current OSS communities are tracking software version usage, as well as to understand the potential for a migration service to alleviate the difficulties in migrating from unsupported OSS versions to current software versions. ItemBuild a Better Library Website Bootcamp(LYRASIS; New Jersey State Library, 2021) Levandowski, Andrea; Morales, Eileen$18,250. This project focuses on developing a robust online version of its User Experience (UX) Boot Camp and make it available at no cost to attendees. The course is designed to equip participants with the skills to create vibrant and appealing websites that serve the needs of the public. While the Boot Camp is marketed to public librarians, the curriculum is largely applicable to all members of the LYRASIS community who have any responsibility for a public-facing website. ItemCaption This: Creating Efficiency in Audiovisual Accessibility Using Artificial Intelligence(LYRASIS; University of Mississippi, 2021) Norris, Abigail; Emanuel, Michelle$28,198. This project focuses on the creation of a successful workflow to use open source code to efficiently produce captions for the native streaming audio and video files in our institutional repository, thereby making A/V materials accessible to all users, in accordance with the University’s accessibility standards. ItemThe Alternatives Pilot Project: A Catalyst Fund Research Report(LYRASIS, 2022-02-16) Grinstead, Leigh A.In 2020, Yeshiva University submitted an idea application to the LYRASIS Catalyst Fund. It outlined a community need to address humanities textbook costs by leveraging library resources. Over 2020 and 2021, LYRASIS and Yeshiva University piloted a program to harness academic librarians’ expertise with humanities information resources. They reviewed syllabi and re-designed them using open-source documents and resources (“AlterTexts”). These AlterTexts were already available to students through library full-text subscriptions (periodical literature, electronic reference sources, and relevant chapters from electronic books). ItemApplying Machine Learning on Digital Library Images(LYRASIS, 2019) Maringanti, Harish; Samarakoon, Dhanushka; Zhu, BohanThis is a link to the recording of a webinar from the University of Utah for the Catalyst Fund Webinar Series. ItemOpen Data Toolkit Based on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Principles(LYRASIS, 2019-10-03) Woodbrook, RachelThis is the slide presentation from the 2019 LYRASIS Leaders Summit documenting the University of Michigan Catalyst Fund project - Open Data Toolkit Based on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Principles. ItemReflections on Research: Toward an Open Data Toolkit Centered on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Principles(LYRASIS; University of Michigan, 2020) Woodbrook, Rachel$25,380. The University of Michigan (U-M) Library and the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) will develop a toolkit for diversity scholars to provide guidance on best practices in the research data lifecycle -- collecting, managing, utilizing, sharing and curating research data for the public good. We will incorporate Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access (DEI and A) principles, including responsibilities to communities being studied, and draw on the emerging field of critical data studies. ItemUsing Linked Open Data for Georgia’s Natural Cultural and Historic Organizations’ Disaster Response (GaNCH)(LYRASIS, 2019-10-03)This is the slide presentation from the 2019 LYRASIS Leaders Summit documenting the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library Catalyst Fund project - Using Linked Open Data for Georgia’s Natural, Cultural and Historic Organizations’ Disaster Response. ItemGaNCH: Using Linked Open Data for Georgia’s Natural, Cultural and Historic Organizations’ Disaster Response(LYRASIS; Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library, 2020)$16,190. This project will create a publicly editable directory of Georgia’s Natural, Cultural and Historical Organizations (NCHs), allowing for quick retrieval of location and contact information for disaster response. Directory information will be uploaded to Wikidata, the linked open data database from the Wikimedia Foundation. Directory information will be delivered via a website, allowing emergency responders to quickly search for NCHs in disaster areas. ItemAI for Archives: Using Facial Recognition to Enhance Metadata(LYRASIS, 2019-10-03) Bakker, RebeccaThis is the slide presentation from the 2019 LYRASIS Leaders Summit documenting the Florida International University Catalyst Fund project - AI for Archives: Using Facial Recognition to Enhance Metadata. ItemAI for Archives: Using Facial Recognition to Enhance Metadata(LYRASIS; Florida International University, 2020) Bakker, Rebecca; Rowan, Kelley; Hu, Liting; Guan, Boyuan; Li, Zhongzhou; He, Ruizhe; Monge, Christine$25,000. The goal of this research project is to determine the most effective facial recognition application for use with digitized archive images from cultural heritage institutions and provide opportunities for future development. Florida International University computer scientists and librarians will conduct qualitative assessments of facial recognition application models. This project addresses the issue of incomplete metadata within digital repositories and decreases the time involved in locating and matching images of people. ItemConversational Artificial Intelligence: Bringing the Library to Your Living Room(LYRASIS, 2019-10-03)This is the slide presentation from the 2019 LYRASIS Leaders Summit documenting the King County Library System Catalyst Fund project - Conversational Artificial Intelligence: Bringing the Library to Your Living Room. ItemConversational Artificial Intelligence: Bringing the Library to Your Living Room(LYRASIS; King County Library System, 2020)$34,600. King County Library System will explore community demand for and research the feasibility of implementing a library application to interface with common conversational artificial intelligence systems (e.g., Alexa, Siri, Cortana, etc.), with the goal of empowering the public to benefit from library resources anytime, anywhere.