Jerusalem, Israel—January 2, 2013. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation and preservation solutions, is pleased to announce that the National Library of Israel (NLI) has adopted the Rosetta digital preservation solution. As part of the Library's strategic renewal program, Rosetta will manage and preserve the NLI's collections of e-books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, audio recordings, websites, and images. In addition, Rosetta is the main engine driving the large-scale digitization project for manuscripts, rare and out-of-print books, and special collections at the Library.
Oren Weinberg, director of the NLI, commented: "We are very keen to implement Rosetta at the heart of our library. Our evaluation of the preservation systems that are currently on the market persuaded us that Rosetta not only offers the richest functionality available but also reflects our strategic priorities in the model of digital preservation that it embodies. Rosetta will serve as our central repository for the management, assessment, and enrichment of all our digital content—including collections that we have digitized in house, material that we curate via web harvesting, and legal deposit material."
"I am proud to welcome the National Library of Israel to the international Rosetta customer community of distinguished academic, research, and national libraries; museums; and archives," remarked Bar Veinstein, vice president for resource management solutions at Ex Libris. "With its unparalleled Judaica collection, and collections from Israel, the Islamic world, and the Middle East, the Library will derive enormous benefits from Rosetta. Ex Libris is honored to be strengthening our partnership with the NLI in this way."
About the National Library of Israel
Then known as the Jewish National and University Library, the National Library of Israel was founded in 1892 as a world center for the preservation of Jewish thought and culture. In 1925 the Library assumed the additional role of a research Library, part of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In July 2008, subsequent to the enactment of the National Library Law of 2007, the Library was renamed The National Library of Israel. The NLI seeks to play a defining role in the cultural life of all Israeli citizens, regardless of faith, and to reach those audiences around the world that may be interested in Israel and its faith communities.
For more information, see http://web.nli.org.il/sites/nli/english/Pages/default.aspx.
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.