London, United Kingdom—April 21, 2015. Ex Libris Group, a global leader in library automation services, is pleased to announce that the University of Sheffield in the UK has selected the Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution. Rosetta will ensure the sustainable preservation of the digitised objects created by the University Library's Special Collections Department and the National Fairground Archive—a unique collection of videos, texts, audio files, and pictures about the culture and history of travelling fairs and entertainment—as well as the University's large collection of born-digital material which includes scholarly research data, administrative records, and departmental publications.
"In line with the University's strategy to establish an enduring digital archive, Rosetta will enable us to develop a sustainable digital preservation programme, underpinned by a full lifecycle infrastructure for the management and preservation of digital objects," stated Jacky Hodgson, Head of Special Collections at the University of Sheffield Library. "Thanks to its compliance with the OAIS Reference Model and seamless interoperability with our internal and third-party systems, Rosetta gives us the opportunity to maintain our position in the UK academic field as a digital innovator. We are also looking forward to being part of the global, proactive Rosetta user community."
Koby Rosenthal, corporate VP and general manager of Ex Libris Europe, commented: "I am proud to welcome the University of Sheffield to the international Rosetta community, which includes academic, research and national libraries; museums; and archives. Sheffield's decision affirms the leading role of Ex Libris in delivering long-term preservation solutions for scholarly and cultural organizations."
About the University of Sheffield
In 1897, the Sheffield Medical School, Firth College, and Sheffield Technical School merged to form the University College of Sheffield, which became the University of Sheffield in 1905. The University now has over 26,000 students from over 130 countries, with a faculty and staff of about 6,000. Academic departments are grouped into five faculties: Arts and Humanities; Engineering; Medicine, Dentistry, and Health; Science; and Social Sciences. The University Library has a reputation for innovation and a strong focus on customer satisfaction. Its digital and print services are delivered from five sites, including the award-winning Information Commons, an integrated learning environment for students. In September 2015 the £81M Diamond building will open which will provide even more exciting new services and nearly 1,000 state-of-the-art study places. For more information, please visit: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/library/libsites/diamond
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.