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Wednesday, April 29 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Reflections on a Merger: Assessing the Program-Level Impact of LYRASIS + DuraSpace

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The merger of LYRASIS and DuraSpace in 2019 follows a recent trend toward consolidation amongst membership organizations in the scholarly communication space. The merger promised greater reach, impact, and resources for the programs and services offered by the two organizations, along with greater opportunities for international collaboration. Both organizations have particular strengths, so the merger also presented an opportunity to learn from one another and create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. This panel will feature representatives from the DSpace, Fedora, VIVO, ArchivesSpace, and Samvera communities who will discuss their assessment of the merger from the perspective of their programs after the first six months: Has the promise of a greater whole been realized? Are we better off together than apart? Have we learned anything from other programs that can help us be more successful?


Julia Trimmer

Manager, Faculty Data Systems and Analysis, Duke University
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Rosalyn Metz

Associate University Librarian, Library Technology and Digital Strategies, Emory University
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Robin Ruggaber

Dir of Strategic Tech Partnerships & Initiatives, University of Virginia Library
Talk to me about IT leadership/management, accessibility/inclusivity, community driven open source, open access, sustainability, governance models, interest/working group models, and collaboration. I have worked in higher education, industry, and briefly for NOAA. My passion is all... Read More →
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David Wilcox

Program Leader, LYRASIS

Tim Shearer

Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies and IT, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Kristi Park

Executive Director, Texas Digital Library
Texas Digital Library, Texas

Wednesday April 29, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT