June 24, 2013
Rosetta will power a university-wide program to preserve and provide access to research data and digital assets
Jerusalem, Israel—June 24, 2013. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation and preservation solutions, is pleased to announce that the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) has adopted the Rosetta digital preservation solution. The university will implement Rosetta across the entire campus to preserve the school’s renowned digital humanities collections, campus websites, research data, and other digital assets. Rosetta will be under the management of the UNL library system, a member of the Association of Research Libraries.
Rosetta is at the heart of an initiative to ensure that UNL’s extensive collections and research data will be preserved in perpetuity. Dean of Libraries Nancy Busch commented: ”After evaluating all the commercial digital preservation systems, we found that only Rosetta has the unique capabilities we require. UNL was looking for a system that would resonate with our partners throughout the institution, not only in the library itself, and would support our strategic mission to provide access to knowledge through the preservation of information resources for the UNL community and the state of Nebraska.”
”I am proud to welcome the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to the international Rosetta community, which comprises academic, research, and national libraries; museums; and archives,” remarked Mark Triest, president of Ex Libris North America. ”UNL’s decision affirms the leading role of Ex Libris in delivering long-term preservation solutions for scholarly and cultural organizations.”
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is the first member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (a collaborative association of 11 U.S. universities) to adopt Rosetta to manage and preserve the school’s extensive digital collections.
About the University of Nebraska–Lincoln
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL), chartered in 1869, is an educational institution of international stature. Listed in the Research Universities (very high research activity) category of the Carnegie Classifications, UNL is a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and offers a strong focus on undergraduate education. For more information, see http://www.unl.edu/.
Installed in libraries and archives worldwide, Rosetta encompasses the entire digital preservation workflow, including the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation, collection management, 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 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.
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