As many of you may have already heard, SOLINET and PALINET have proposed a merger, and they’re giving their members a chance to voteÂ for or againstÂ the proposed merger in person or electronically (more information here). If the merger happens, SOLINET and PALINET will become LYRASIS.
According to www.mergerupdate.org, the name was inspired by the constellation of Lyra which hosts one of the galaxyâ€™s brightest starts and guiding lights, and the suffix sis can designate a process, often associated with change (as in metamorphosis). Together, they position LYRASIS as your guide through the ever-changing world of information services.
Visit www.mergerupdate.org for more information about the merger, how/where to vote, FAQs, and the LYRASIS vision statement.