Welcome to LYRASIS Collections

Welcome to LYRASIS Collections, a new home for discussions, tools, articles and collaboration on the issues and trends for all collections-holding institutions, anywhere across the globe. LYRASIS is a member-focused nonprofit with an 85 year history serving libraries, archives, museums and more, and we are home to experts and technologies committed to enriching your collections and helping you manage them with ease.


Meet the Team

Collections Services & Community Supported Software Team


Laurie Arp

LYRASIS, Director of Collections Services and Community Supported Software

Laurie has over 20 years of experience working with cultural heritage institutions. As the Director of Collections Services and Community Supported Software, Laurie Gemmill Arp supervises ArchivesSpace and CollectionSpace, two community supported open source collection management software programs housed at LYRASIS.


Megan Forbes

CollectionSpace Program Manager

Megan Forbes provides strategic management for CollectionSpace, an open source, web-based collection information management system for museums. Forbes leads the day-to-day operations of the CollectionSpace organizational home, including community outreach, planning, and coordination with other LYRASIS programs.


Leigh Grinstead

LYRASIS, Digital and Preservation Services Consultant

Leigh Grinstead has more than 20 years of experience working in museum administration, overseeing collections, and conducting preservation assessments and collection inventories. Leigh has managed National Endowment for the Humanities and Institute for Museum and Library Services grants, including the Colorado Statewide Connecting to Collections planning grant, and has consulted on five others.

Next Steps...

If you have ideas for content or would like to be a guest contributor to LYRASIS Collections, email meg.blum@lyrasis.org. We would love to hear your thoughts on how to maximizing LYRASIS Collections for your needs.