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Digital preservation experts from around the world will discuss the challenges of digital preservation and share their experiences using Rosetta

CHICAGO, IL, June 13, 2017 – Users of the Ex Libris Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution are gathering this week at the University of Sheffield in Sheffield, UK, for the eighth annual meeting of the Rosetta Advisory Group. This meeting marks 10 years since the development of the Rosetta digital asset preservation and management solution began.

The Rosetta 2017 Advisory Group meeting will explore a range of topics, including the importance of digital preservation itself, major challenges facing digital preservation in the future, and ways in which users are taking advantage of the integration capabilities of Rosetta to further streamline their workflows and facilitate their day-to-day preservation and management tasks. Customers will also have an opportunity to join the Ex Libris management team in a discussion of the Rosetta roadmap and to formulate their future needs for digital preservation and management.

This year’s keynote speakers will discuss both the central importance and the challenges of digital preservation. Richard Ovenden, Bodley's Librarian at the University of Oxford and president of the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), will speak on “Fake News and Dark Ads: Why Digital Preservation Has Never Mattered More,” while William Kilbride, executive director of the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), will present the topic “Change is Here to Stay: What Does It Mean and What Do We Need to Do About It?” In addition, experts from various institutions will speak about the preservation of complex digital objects, such as research data and harvested websites, in Rosetta; the process of certifying a Rosetta system as a Trusted Digital Repository; and Rosetta’s support for the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF).

Anne Horn, director of library services and university librarian at the University of Sheffield, noted, “The University of Sheffield is honored to co-host this year’s Rosetta Advisory Group meeting where we look forward to welcoming visitors from as far afield as Australia, New Zealand, the US, Israel and Europe to South Yorkshirein June. I am sure the event will prove to be an invaluable opportunity for sharing ideas and experiences with fellow Rosetta customers; on support, product development as well as wider issues in digital preservation practice.”

“This year’s Advisory and User Group meetings represent a special milestone for both Ex Libris and the Rosetta user community,” added Steve Knight, Programme Director for the National Library of New Zealand’s Preservation Research and Consultancy division and chair of the Rosetta User Group. “As a development partner from the very beginning of Rosetta development 10 years ago, the National Library of New Zealand is particularly proud of how far Rosetta has come, and we look forward to the continuation of a very close collaboration between Ex Libris and the Rosetta user community in supporting the evolution of Rosetta over the next 10 years.”

Bar Veinstein, president of Ex Libris, remarked, “Celebrating the tenth anniversary of Rosetta development, this year’s Advisory Group meeting at Sheffield promises to be both festive and truly worthwhile, enabling our users to exchange ideas and benefit from colleagues’ expertise. For Ex Libris teams, insights gained from the meeting will be instrumental in planning for our customers’ needs well into the future.”

About Rosetta

Installed in numerous libraries and archives worldwide, Rosetta encompasses the entire digital asset management and digital preservation workflow, including the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation, publishing, and delivery of digital objects. Rosetta enables academic institutions, as well as libraries, archives, and other memory institutions, to manage, preserve, and provide access in perpetuity to institutional documents, research output in digital formats, digital images, audiovisual content, websites, and any other digitally born and digitized material. For an overview of Rosetta, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7cCD6HtamI.

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.

13 June 2017


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