Atlanta, GA - June 23, 2014 - Reveal Digital has selected LYRASIS Repository Services for hosting, support and management of its new open-access projects. LYRASIS is currently the exclusive North American sales and administrative agent for Reveal Digital's Independent Voices, an online collection of alternative press publications sourced from participating libraries. Building on the success of that relationship, Reveal Digital chose to use LYRASIS Repository Services for a long-term hosting solution to further its aims of open access.
The partnership is an extension of both organizations' focus on providing eContent to the larger library and cultural heritage organization communities and their users. It aligns seamlessly with the overall LYRASIS Digital focus of working with members to create, access, manage and share information. This agreement also helps Reveal Digital provide open access for important and unique content at a fraction of the cost of traditional publishers.
As Reveal Digital develops additional collections using its cost-recovery crowdfunding model, LYRASIS will provide hosting services once a project reaches its cost recovery goal. Content from each new project will become open access immediately after digitization is complete. LYRASIS' partnership with SCOAP3 and Knowledge Unlatched and experience with providing open source individual and group repositories make this new partnership with Reveal Digital a natural alliance. The partnership also benefits LYRASIS members, who will receive a 5% discount on Reveal Digital's products.
LYRASIS and Reveal Digital recognize the importance of making content widely available and accessible. "Our expanded relationship underlines our joint commitment to the principles of open access and the importance of ensuring that our cultural heritage is not licensed away behind paywalls," says Jeff Moyer, Founder of Reveal Digital. "We look forward to providing culturally rich and important scholarly content to users anywhere in the world and are excited to be working with LYRASIS to make that possible."
"We are thrilled to enhance our open-access relationship with Reveal Digital with our Repository Services," says Michael Giordano, Chief Operating Officer of LYRASIS. "Our ability to provide access to the Reveal Digital content to our members and their users while enabling the hosting and management of the digital data is the epitome of LYRASIS Digital - bringing together electronic resources with content creation and management to advance knowledge."
LYRASIS partners with member libraries and cultural heritage organizations to create, access and manage information with an emphasis on digital content, while building and sustaining collaboration, enhancing operations and technology, and increasing buying power. For more information, please visit www.lyrasis.org.
About Reveal Digital
Reveal Digital (Saline, MI) is working in true partnership with libraries to bring unique content into the digital world. Using a cost-recovery business model, the company's approach ensures that resulting collections are affordable and relevant for libraries. A revolutionary platform and framework allows libraries to collaborate and create unique digital collections using a strict cost-recovery funding model. Reveal Digital works closely with libraries and other content owners to work together as partners to bring rare - and untapped - content into the digital world using an open-access model as an effective alternate to popular mass digitization projects. For more information about Reveal Digital, visit www.revealdigital.com.