Hamburg, Germany -- September 15, 2011. Ex Libris Group is delighted to announce that Belgium's world-renowned K.U.Leuven has decided to enhance its Leuven Integrated Archive System (LIAS) by adding the Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation system to the university's suite of library products. Rosetta will enable the university to meet the long-term preservation needs of its library as well as those of archives, museums, and other libraries throughout Flanders that are served by the LIBIS network.
The LIBIS network, which provides information solutions to more than 30 institutions, will significantly improve its digital preservation offering through Rosetta by creating a unified digital infrastructure for the heterogeneous information held by libraries in the network. Rosetta's support for consortia will centralize and optimize library services, increasing their efficiency and lowering the cost of ownership for LIBIS.
K.U.Leuven, which already uses the full suite of Ex Libris products, will be combining Rosetta with the Primo discovery and delivery solution to provide instant access to all resources preserved by Rosetta. In addition, LIAS will enable all LIBIS members to access Rosetta.
"In Rosetta, Ex Libris offers the only solution on the market today that is scalable and supports end-to-end long-term preservation for any type of format," said Jo Rademakers, head of library automation at K.U.Leuven/LIBIS. "With the increasing importance of long-term preservation, it was crucial for us to find a solution that not only integrates with our existing suite of products but also provides us with the full range of preservation services. Rosetta delivers all of this. In addition, the consortial support enables us to offer long-term preservation as a service to libraries, archives, and museums, thus sparing them the trouble of managing hardware and applications."
Ullrich Jüngling, Ex Libris vice president of sales for Central and East Europe, added, "We are very pleased that K.U.Leuven and LIBIS opted for Rosetta. With Rosetta, K.U.Leuven and LIBIS will strengthen their position as providers of shared services and drivers of innovation in Flanders."
About K.U. Leuven
Situated in the heart of Western Europe, K.U.Leuven has been a center of learning for almost six centuries. Founded in 1425 by Pope Martin V, K.U.Leuven is the oldest existing Catholic university in the world and is home to over 30,000 students. It also has great international appeal, attracting about 5,000 international students from within the European Union and around the world. K.U.Leuven employs a staff of almost 10,000 and boasts a research budget of approximately 330 million euros.
For more information about K.U.Leuven, see http://www.kuleuven.be/english/.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic 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 academic, national, and research 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.