Chicago, IL—December 7, 2010. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that Binghamton University Libraries have selected the Rosetta digital preservation system to preserve and provide access to the Libraries' diverse and rapidly growing digital collections. The Libraries also chose the Primo discovery and delivery solution, the Primo Central Index of scholarly content, and the bX scholarly article recommender, which will together provide a comprehensive search solution for the Libraries' local collections and commercially licensed databases. All the discovery systems will be managed in the Ex Libris TotalCare cloud environment.
The Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation system enables institutions to manage, preserve, and provide access, for perpetuity, to institutional documents, research output in digital formats, digital images, Web sites, and other digitally born and digitized materials. Rosetta supports the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation, and dissemination of digital objects from many sources and formats while keeping this information secure and accommodating multiple digital preservation policies and strategies.
"Rosetta is the only digital repository providing a comprehensive access and preservation solution for digital objects ranging from scholarly papers to data sets to university records," commented John Meador, Jr., Dean of the Binghamton University Libraries. "Binghamton University Libraries use multiple digital repositories to provide access to our digitized special collections. However, we recognize the risk of losing our institutional ‘memory' as it increasingly resides in born-digital objects scattered across campus, and consequently we have a pressing need to ensure long-term curation of our digitized library collections. For this reason, we selected Rosetta from Ex Libris to form the foundation of our permanent digital library."
The selection of Primo and the Primo Central Index was prompted by the realization that students and faculty increasingly expect to find and obtain all the information they need via a single interface that offers a range of options to enrich the discovery experience. "The ability to simultaneously search our physical catalog and commercially licensed databases will expedite the search process; results from disparate sources will be blended into one list, displayed with recommendations for new paths and openings. Our users will now be able to benefit from a complete view of the data," added Dean Meador.
"I could not be more pleased to welcome Binghamton University Libraries to the budding North American Rosetta community," commented Mark Triest, president of Ex Libris North America. "And, of course, we support their decision to unify all their collections under the Ex Libris cloud environment, which includes a discovery-to-delivery solution, a mega-index of scholarly content, and the bX recommender system. We look forward to working closely with Binghamton over the coming years."
About Binghamton University Libraries
Serving a student population of almost 15,000 that hails from all 50 US states and 100 countries, Binghamton University has built a reputation as a world-class institution that combines a broadly interdisciplinary, international education with one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation. Binghamton University Libraries are the center of the University's intellectual community, providing three welcoming environments—Bartle Library, Science Library, and the Downtown Center Library—for the creation and management of knowledge through innovative thinking, open inquiry, and collaborative partnerships.
For more information about the Binghamton University Libraries, see http://library.lib.binghamton.edu/about/index.html.
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 75 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.