Adelaide, Australia—November 24, 2014. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that State Library of Queensland (SLQ) has selected Ex Libris Rosetta to demonstrate management and preservation of its digital collections. Rosetta's unique end-to-end digital asset management and preservation framework will support the complete lifecycle of 'born digital' content—from ingest and acquisition through description to digital object management, preservation, and end user discovery. Rosetta would replace the Library's existing Ex Libris DigiTool installation, which was used up to now to manage its extensive digital, audio, and video collections.
Prior to adopting Rosetta, State Library of Queensland selected the Ex Libris Alma library management service and has run the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution for more than four years. Harnessing Alma's integrated workflows for the management of all library resources—whether print, electronic, or digital—Rosetta will enable the Library to manage and preserve its digital collections in perpetuity, as well as born-digital objects such as web sites and research data. Implementation of Rosetta will begin with a pilot phase in which SLQ will evaluate the Library's unique requirements for Rosetta, and following a successful pilot, aim to continue to a full implementation.
Janette Wright, CEO and State Librarian at State Library of Queensland, commented: "We are excited to begin working with Rosetta as part of our strategic commitment to ensuring that future generations will have access to the digital content being created and collected today. In this centenary year of the First World War, SLQ is dedicated to the collection and preservation of stories of WWI, whether these be oral histories recorded by family members of WWI soldiers, the photographs and descriptions of Queensland towns during the period or the 'born digital' content recording contemporary experiences of the centenary commemorations. Our aim is to ensure access to this digital legacy of Queensland for today and in the future. We see Rosetta application as an integral part of our digital infrastructure."
"Ex Libris is proud to welcome our longtime partners at SLQ into the expanding Rosetta community," Holley Dumble, Ex Libris director of sales for Australia and New Zealand, remarked. "Having collaborated closely with SLQ for the past fifteen years in the implementation and successful running of the Voyager integrated library system, Primo, and more recently Alma, we are confident that State Library staff will take advantage of every aspect of Rosetta to preserve cultural and digital heritage for Queenslanders."
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 more information, see http://www.exlibrisgroup.com/category/Rosetta_resource_pack.
About State Library of Queensland
State Library of Queensland has been enriching the lives of its community for over a century and is the legal deposit library of the state. Reimagining its services, the library is progressively realizing the potential of digital technologies and collaborative approaches for enabling people to discover, use, and share content from its local and global library collections. State Library has active partnerships with National and State Libraries Australasia; the public library network in Queensland; many cultural institutions, schools, and universities; and all levels of government. For more information, see http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/.
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.