LYRASIS Discovery Service

With LYRASIS Discovery Service, a Software as a Service (SaaS), you get a hosted service at a low cost that’s easy to configure and data that is easily transferable. Your patrons get real-time search results for targeted eResources (library, non-library and special collection eContent) of your choosing.

Whether you are a single library or consortium, or a member of a library group or multiple consortia, LYRASIS Discovery Service (LDS) enables you to provide a single, unified search tool, leveraging technology from Index Data to make your patrons’ search experience as robust, seamless and easy-to-use as possible. Each contributor to your shared ILS can select the level of access their users have for search. And, with the added integration through Relais International products, patrons in a library group can make unmediated ILL requests across the shared ILS. Your library staff will spend less time managing and fulfilling these requests and have more time to focus on patrons thanks to automated and more efficient back-end processes.

LYRASIS Discovery Service is available in two flavors:

  • The LYRASIS Discovery Service for Single-Site Libraries provides a single discovery interface to optimize the user’s ability to discover material in the library’s catalog and selected electronic resources, both subscription and freely available.
  • The LYRASIS Discovery Service for Multiple-Site Libraries is for groups of libraries or library consortia where there are multiple catalogs and/or layers of subscription and free databases to be managed amongst a group for optimization of discovery. Library groups can choose to add the real-time item status display and patron-initiated requesting feature from Relais International.

For more information on LYRASIS Discovery Service, please contact Tim Daniels.