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Rosetta was chosen for its interoperability, data migration path, and advanced user interface

CHICAGO, IL, May 12, 2016 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the Center for Jewish History (CJH) has selected the Ex Libris Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution to support the collections of the Center’s five partner organizations: American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

The collections of the Center’s partners comprise the world's largest and most comprehensive archive of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel, spanning a thousand years. The collections include more than five miles of archival documents, over 500,000 volumes, and thousands of artworks, textiles, ritual objects, recordings, films, and photographs.

The Center for Jewish History sought a system that would handle both long‑term digital preservation and robust management of digital assets. “We had a comprehensive list of requirements,” explained Laura Leone, director of archive and library services, “including interoperability with our constellation of discovery systems, data migration from Ex Libris DigiTool® and third-party systems, integrated and customizable reporting, batch process automation, and an advanced browser-based user interface. After a thorough search process, we chose Rosetta and are excited to begin working with the new system.”

Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America, remarked: “We are particularly excited that our Rosetta solution, developed in Israel, will now support the Center for Jewish History’s vital efforts to preserve Jewish historical documents and digital collections. We are also looking forward to continuing our close relationship with the Center for Jewish History and to witnessing the contribution that the Center and its partners will make to Rosetta’s active, collaborative user community.”

About the Center for Jewish History

The Center for Jewish History in New York City illuminates history, culture, and heritage. The Center provides a collaborative home for five partner organizations: American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The partners' collections comprise the world's largest and most comprehensive archive of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel. As one of the world's foremost research institutions, the Center also offers fellowships and a wide array of exhibitions, symposia, conferences, and lectures. The Center is a Smithsonian Affiliate and a partner of the Google Cultural Institute.

About Ex Libris

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for higher education. Offering SaaS solutions for the management and discovery of the full spectrum of library and scholarly materials, as well as mobile campus solutions driving student engagement and success, Ex Libris serves thousands of customers in 90 countries. For more information about Ex Libris, see our website, and join us on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About ProQuest (http://www.proquest.com)

ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.

The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Coutts® information services, Dialog®, ebrary®, EBL™, and SIPX® businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon® discovery service, the RefWorks® citation and reference management platform, MyiLibrary® ebook platform, the Pivot® research development tool and Intota™. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

12 May 2016


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