May 10, 2012
Version 3 provides a new user interface, advanced search options, a collection management module, and other management and preservation features
Jerusalem, Israel—May 9, 2012. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce the release of version 3.0 of the Rosetta digital preservation system. Highlights of the new version include the following:
- Collection Management module: This new module enables each institution to organize and manage collections in the most effective way for the institution’s specific requirements. With version 3, collections can contain a number of subcollections, each with its own descriptive metadata record and access rights policy. With Rosetta’s flexible approach to collection management, digital objects can belong to more than one collection. To learn more about the Collection Management technology, read the Ex Libris white paper Collection Support in Rosetta.
- Advanced search: In version 3.0, new search capabilities enable Rosetta to index all metadata elements associated with digital objects, enabling users to search these elements. Many more attributes are displayed by default with the search results, and users can select specific attributes to be displayed.
- Redesigned user interface: The user interface has received a comprehensive makeover to help Rosetta users achieve their goals more rapidly and easily.
- Format library updates: Rosetta’s format library enables institutions to maintain the most appropriate and advanced format for each item in their Rosetta system. Up to now, updates were installed through the periodic synchronization of each local format library with the global format library. In Rosetta 3, regularly issued service packs will contain the updates for the local format library.
”Version 3.0 demonstrates our commitment to meeting the needs of academic and research institutions,” commented Bar Veinstein, vice president of resource management solutions at Ex Libris. ”Originally envisioned as a preservation solution primarily for cultural heritage organizations, national libraries, and archives, Rosetta has become the solution of choice for leading academic institutions worldwide. This version is the outcome of our close collaboration with the flourishing Rosetta community to identify the essential features for enhancing the product.”
Installed in libraries and archives worldwide, Rosetta encompasses the entire digital preservation workflow, including the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation, and delivery of digital objects. Rosetta enables academic institutions as well as libraries, archives, and other memory institutions to manage, preserve, and provide access in perpetuity to institutional documents, research output in digital formats, digital images, Web sites, and other digitally born and digitized materials.
For an overview of Rosetta, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7cCD6HtamI.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will facilitate their transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 80 countries on six continents.
Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with customers, Ex Libris enables libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. By empowering users to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.