Library automation solutions provider Ex Libris Group has announced that the National Library of Israel (NLI) has adopted its Rosetta digital preservation solution. As part of the NLI's strategic renewal programme, Rosetta will manage and preserve its collections of e-books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, audio recordings, websites and images. In addition, Rosetta is said to be the main engine driving the large-scale digitisation project for manuscripts, rare and out-of-print books, and special collections at the Library.
According to NLI representatives, an evaluation of the preservation systems that are currently on the market persuaded the library that Rosetta not only offered the richest functionality available but also reflected its strategic priorities in the model of digital preservation that it embodies.
Rosetta is expected to serve as NLI's central repository for the management, assessment and enrichment of all digital content — including collections that have been digitised in house, material that curate via web harvesting, and legal deposit material.
Rosetta reportedly encompasses the entire digital preservation workflow, including the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation and delivery of digital objects. It enables 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 digitised materials.