Log Number: LG-246253-OLS-20
LYRASIS will lead the creation and piloting of a dynamic, flexible suite of tools to plan and manage sustainability for open source software (OSS) initiatives serving cultural and scientific heritage organizations. The tools will be designed around the 2018 "It Takes A Village" framework for assessment and planning created through an IMLS-supported award. OSS supports mission-critical functions that provide public access to content and information. Maintaining digital infrastructures built from OSS requires continuous attention to sustainability; however, initiative sustainability plans rarely exist for OSS programs serving cultural or scientific heritage. Through this community-interactive tool development and piloting, the project will strengthen the ability of libraries, archives, and museums to sustain community-supported OSS programs, which are critical to managing and growing national digital infrastructures and initiatives.