The National Library of Israel Selects Ex Libris Rosetta for Digital Preservation

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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, Islam, 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.”