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The State Library will benefit from integrated collection preservation and intuitive digital interfaces

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA, February 2, 2017 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that State Library Victoria has chosen the Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation system to manage its digital resources and sustain them in perpetuity. Rosetta will be replacing the library’s DigiTool® digital asset management system.

State Library Victoria sought a system that would enable the library to collect, manage, and preserve digital assets. The ideal solution would integrate with the Library’s other core systems and provide a smooth migration pathway. User experience was a key requirement: the system should allow the Library to provide intuitive, powerful, and playful digital interfaces for current and future users, enabling the development of new players according to the Library’s needs.

State Library Victoria CEO Kate Torney explained, “The State Library has always been about providing the greatest number of people with free, open access to information. Our transition to Rosetta is the next step in making our collections available in a broad and meaningful way.”

Sarah Slade, Head of Digital Engagement and Collection Services at State Library Victoria, added, “The Library’s digitized and born digital collections play a central role in putting people at the heart of its offering and removing barriers to access. Rosetta will be a crucial part of an integrated offering enabling all Library patrons to discover, access, and use the Library's growing digital collection, now and in the future.”

Ziv BenZvi, vice president of Ex Libris Asia Pacific, commented, “We are thrilled to welcome State Library Victoria to the Rosetta community. The integrated functions of digital collection, management, and preservation that Rosetta provides will help the State Library’s collections continue to grow while enlightening Victorians and visitors alike.”

About State Library of Victoria

Opened in 1856 as the Melbourne Public Library, State Library Victoria is Australia's oldest and busiest public library. Over the past 160 years, the Library has collected more than 4.9 million items, including books, manuscripts, serials, photographs, artworks, maps, and ephemera. More than 70,000 items are added to the Library’s rich collection annually, and the Library leads the sector with its ambitious digitisation program. Every year, the Library welcomes over 1.9 million visitors in person and more than 4 million visits online. Learn more about State Library Victoria at https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/.

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.

01 February 2017


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