December 4, 2014
An integrated platform for library and archive management, digital preservation, and user discovery for the State Library’s future
Adelaide, Australia—December 4, 2014. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that the State Library of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia has adopted a suite of Ex Libris solutions—comprised of the Alma® library management solution, the Primo® discovery and delivery solution, and the Rosetta digital asset management and preservation system—and Axiell Group’s Adlib Archive to manage its archival collections. These solutions replace multiple legacy systems used by the Library. Together, these integrated systems will enable the State Library to offer a world-class discovery experience to its large user community.
As part of the State Library’s Digital Excellence Program, supported by the NSW Government, the Library is fast tracking the digitisation of its most iconic, at risk, and highly valued collections, undertaking a complete renewal of its underlying infrastructure and systems, and improving the online discoverability of its vast collections. This critical work will make it even easier for schools, universities, family historians, researchers and many others to find and use the Library’s unique materials.
Alex Byrne, NSW State Librarian & Chief Executive, commented: ”The State Library of NSW is very pleased by the potential of this state-of-the-art library system to manage our vast and diverse collections and improve access and discoverability for readers and researchers worldwide. Our hope is that this project will lead the way for other cultural institutions struggling to find technological solutions that allow their extensive collections to be accessed online.”
”We are pleased to be a partner in the State Library’s digitisation project, and to continue our collaboration with Ex Libris,” declared Axiell Group CEO Joel Sommerfeldt. ”The inclusion of Adlib Archive in the overall solution ensures that the Library can manage its collections effectively while expanding their reach.”
”We are proud and delighted to embark on this major project with the State Library in partnership with Axiell Group,” remarked Matti Shem Tov, president and CEO of Ex Libris. ”By adopting Alma, Primo and Rosetta as an integrated platform, the Library is demonstrating its pioneering approach to technology and its exceptional foresight into the changing needs of library staff and users. Rosetta’s comprehensive management and preservation capabilities for digital and digitized collections will ensure that the vast collections held in trust for the people of NSW will be preserved and available in the future. Alma and Primo will unify operations across collections and present a cutting edge discovery experience for users, enabling them to enjoy the full wealth of the State’s cultural heritage resources.”
About the State Library of New South Wales
A world leading library and center of digital excellence, the State Library of NSW informs, educates, inspires and surprises online, onsite and on tour. The Library’s rich heritage collections, contemporary print and digital materials, partnership with the public library network and vibrant collaborations enable Australians to interrogate our past and imagine our future. Funded by the NSW Government, the State Library’s Digital Excellence Program is providing unprecedented, world-wide access to our state and nation’s most iconic and historically significant documents and objects. The digitisation program will transform the Library from one of Australia’s most respected and valued libraries to a library internationally renowned for digital excellence, allowing people across NSW and beyond to access collection items from their computers and mobile devices anywhere, anytime.
For more information, visit: www.sl.nsw.gov.au.
About Axiell Group
Axiell Group’s ALM business area is dedicated to supplying archive, special collections library, and museum solutions. With over 25 years of experience in the field, Axiell ALM has the expertise to deliver on projects of any size and scope.
Axiell Group serves libraries, schools, archives, museums and government authorities with technically advanced and innovative solutions developed in close cooperation with its customers and partners. More than 1000 library organisations with thousands of branches use an Axiell library management system and Axiell Arena, a tool for the virtual library. Over 2600 customers in 30 countries have implemented Axiell’s solutions for archives, museums and government authorities. And more than 3000 schools rely on an Axiell system.
The Axiell Group, with its headquarters in Lund, Sweden has more than 260 employees, and has subsidiaries in Sweden, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the UK and the USA. Together, we form the world’s fourth largest company in the Library sector and the largest company for archives, museums and government authorities. For more information, see www.axiell.com.
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.
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.