LYRASIS Launches LYRA Resource Sharing Group

LYRASIS announces the launch of LYRA, a new resource sharing group serving the LYRASIS Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and New England regions.

As the nation’s largest regional organization serving librarians and information professionals, LYRASIS facilitates collaborative initiatives and promotes expanded opportunities for members to share with each other. The new LYRA resource sharing initiative is an excellent example of the organization’s vision.

LYRA is an opt-in resource sharing group open to all LYRASIS members. Members of LYRA will agree to borrow and lend returnable items (books and other resources) to other LYRA members for free.

Legacy LYRASIS organizations (PALINET, SOLINET, and NELINET) maintained smaller regional resource sharing groups in their original regions, including No Bucks (NELINET), and SOLINE (SOLINET), which remain active and available to LYRASIS members. LYRASIS will continue to manage the SOLINE and NO Bucks resource sharing groups. In addition, the SO6 group, formerly composed of a subset of SOLINE libraries agreeing to lend non-returnable items (photocopies of articles) to each other for free, will now be open to all interested LYRA members, greatly expanding the opportunities for sharing articles from journals, magazines, newspapers, and other serials.

For LYRASIS members interested in participating in LYRA or SO6, for more information, or to update/change resource sharing group memberships, contact the Member Services Help Desk at 800.999.8558 or email membersupport@lyrasis.org.

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