22. Oktober 2018

K.U.Leuven chooses Ex Libris Rosetta for Digital Preservation

The scalability, consortial support, and openness of Rosetta
make it the ideal choice for K.U.Leuven and the LIBIS network

Ex Libris Group® is delighted to announce that Belgium’s world-renowned K.U.Leuven has decided to enhance its Leuven Integrated Archive System (LIAS) by adding the Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation system to the university’s suite of library products. Rosetta will enable the university to meet the long-term preservation needs of its library as well as those of archives, museums, and other libraries throughout Flanders that are served by the LIBIS network.

The LIBIS network, which provides information solutions to more than 30 institutions, will significantly improve its digital preservation offering through Rosetta by creating a unified digital infrastructure for the heterogeneous information held by libraries in the network. Rosetta’s support for consortia will centralize and optimize library services, increasing their efficiency and lowering the cost of ownership for LIBIS.

K.U.Leuven, which already uses the full suite of Ex Libris products, will be combining Rosetta with the Primo® discovery and delivery solution to provide instant access to all resources preserved by Rosetta. In addition, LIAS will enable all LIBIS members to access Rosetta.

“In Rosetta, Ex Libris offers the only solution on the market today that is scalable and supports end-to-end long-term preservation for any type of format,” said Jo Rademakers, head of library automation at K.U.Leuven/LIBIS. “With the increasing importance of long-term preservation, it was crucial for us to find a solution that not only integrates with our existing suite of products but also provides us with the full range of preservation services. Rosetta delivers all of this. In addition, the consortial support enables us to offer long-term preservation as a service to libraries, archives, and museums, thus sparing them the trouble of managing hardware and applications.”

Ullrich Jüngling, Ex Libris vice president of sales for Central and East Europe, added, “We are very pleased that K.U.Leuven and LIBIS opted for Rosetta. With Rosetta, K.U.Leuven and LIBIS will strengthen their position as providers of shared services and drivers of innovation in Flanders.”