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ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA, August 1, 2016 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Victoria University of Wellington has selected Rosetta as its digital preservation and asset management solution. The Victoria University Library serves as the custodian of over 15,000 digitized historical cultural works, part of the New Zealand Electronic Text Collection, and over 11,000 born-digital theses and research projects in institutional repositories, including several other smaller digital collections. Rosetta will be a key element of the Library’s digital assets management and preservation processes and will enable researchers in any location to read or view the digital objects in the Library's extensive collections.
Victoria will be integrating Rosetta with the Ex Libris Alma® library management service and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution. This combination will assist the library in streamlining its descriptive practice and will increase the discoverability of local digital collections.
University Librarian Janet Fletcher explained: “Our role as caretaker of digitized cultural works that are part of the New Zealand Electronic Text Collection means that we’re responsible not only for preserving the output of the University’s scholars but also for contributing to the cultural heritage of New Zealand. Adopting Rosetta will enable us to manage, maintain, and preserve these collections in the long term, as well as grow them in the future. As our collections increase, standards of digital preservation and description become more vital to the continuity and discovery of materials for future knowledge creation. It’s not just about the students and researchers of today. It’s about the students and researchers of the future, too.”
Ziv Benzvi, vice president of Ex Libris Asia Pacific, remarked, “We are delighted that Victoria University of Wellington has chosen Rosetta as the solution that will preserve and manage the library’s digital collections for current and future students and researchers. The integrated platform of Rosetta, Alma, and Primo will facilitate the management of the University’s resources and expose them to the many users who access its collections. I look forward to welcoming Victoria University of Wellington to the active Rosetta community.”
About Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington has a unique and proud history as the country’s globally ranked capital city university. Victoria consistently ranks among the world’s best universities and is New Zealand’s top-ranked university for research quality.
Victoria’s connections and influence at local, national, and international levels are strengthened by its capital city status. As a global civic university, Victoria’s researchers lead thinking on the big questions facing society. Their work addresses global challenges for the benefit of communities in New Zealand and internationally.
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.