On January 24, 2019 LYRASIS and DuraSpace announced their intent to merge, to form a robust new home for Community-Supported Programs and Services.

Since then the Boards and staffs of LYRASIS and DuraSpace have been engaged in a due diligence fact-finding process aimed at gathering and synthesizing feedback from stakeholders to aid in leadership’s decision-making.

To date, DuraSpace Executive Director Erin Tripp has met with the Fedora Steering Group, VIVO Leadership Group, DSpace Leadership Group, Certified DuraSpace Partners of DSpace, and began meeting with individual platinum and gold members to share information and answer questions. We will also be holding an open informational webinar:

“Amplifying Impact: LYRASIS and DuraSpace Town Hall Meeting”

We hope our members and stakeholders will  join this online event. A recording will be made available following the live event. Also, If you are part of a community of practice or community governance group we encourage you to compile questions and feedback on behalf of the group and share it with us. Feel free to send to Erin Tripp, Executive Director, DuraSpace at etripp@duraspace.org and/or Robert Miller, CEO, LYRASIS at robert.miller@lyrasis.org by Friday, February 22.