July 21, 2014
This major Rosetta version includes new functionality for collection and data management as well as enhancements to the user experience
Jerusalem, Israel—July 21, 2014. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce the release of version 4.0 of the Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution. This major new release streamlines the management of preservation roles and enhances the communication between Rosetta and discovery systems, enabling users to easily discover collections that are preserved in Rosetta.
Version 4 of Rosetta incorporates over 100 enhancements, many of which were requested by Rosetta users. Highlights of the new version include the following:
- Better user experience: Rosetta version 4 includes new interfaces for the Deposit and Technical Analysis modules, together with multiple user experience enhancements throughout the system. The Deposit module includes a new drag-and-drop mechanism that enables users to upload complete folders and subfolders.
- Enhanced data management: Functionality for routine bit-health and data integrity checks has been added to the Technical Analysis module. Rosetta users now enjoy more flexibility in updating Archival Information Packages (AIPs). In addition, new out-of-the-box business intelligence reports, including usage statistics, were added to Rosetta.
- Improved system scalability, performance and robustness: Rosetta 4 provides improved processing configuration for Submission Information Packages (SIPs), thereby enabling institutions to distribute tasks to dedicated servers and monitor servers’ throughput more efficiently. In addition, to enable end-users to enjoy maximum system availability, Rosetta 4 fully separates the delivery and processing components. Performance-related enhancements in version 4 include more efficient memory use and new system monitoring capabilities.
- Extended end-to-end support for collection management: The upload functionality for comma-separated values (CSV) files has been enhanced, allowing staff members to generate collections from the deposited content. Using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), Rosetta 4 enables data-harvesting systems such as the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution to easily discover and provide users with access to Rosetta collections. The solution’s collection management, editing, search and viewing functionalities have also been enhanced.
”We are excited about the release of Rosetta 4,” commented Hadar Miller, head of digital projects at the National Library of Israel. ”We have been successfully storing our digital and digitized collections in Rosetta for the past year, and the system is highly valued by our user community. Our staff members are looking forward to working with the enhanced Deposit module.”
Dvir Hoffman, vice president for product management and marketing at Ex Libris, remarked: ”The latest version of Rosetta is the result of our ongoing collaboration with the international Rosetta community. Now five years old, Rosetta has demonstrated its value as a solution for the management and preservation of digitized and digitally born collections, encompassing a wide range of digital material types, such as websites, manuscripts, images, and videos. We are proud to see the customer community expanding as academic and research libraries around the world continue to adopt Rosetta.”
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, websites, 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 90 countries on six continents.
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