The Shanghai Library Selects Ex Libris Rosetta
The second largest library in China chose Rosetta to manage and preserve
its vast collections of digitized rare books, personal archives, and genealogy
Ex Libris® Group is pleased to announce that the Shanghai Library has adopted the Ex Libris Rosetta digital management and preservation solution, joining over 100 institutions worldwide that have chosen Rosetta.
One of the world’s largest public libraries, the Shanghai Library will use Rosetta to manage and preserve both digitized records such as ancient books, sound recordings, and archives, and born-digital collections of web sites and film. Through its digitization program Shanghai Library provides access to rare books; manuscripts; genealogy resources; the Sheng Xuanhuai Archives; books and journals published in the Republic period; and the North China Daily News. Rosetta’s support for multiple languages and its customized Chinese interface will enable library staff to deposit diverse content into the system, drawn from a wealth of original materials. As a result Rosetta will support the Library’s mission to expose a wide range of rich Chinese heritage to the world.
“We chose Rosetta to support our extensive program of digitization across the library, and to enable us to provide long-term access to our exceptional collections for the public,” Dr. Wei Liu, deputy director of the Shanghai Library, commented. “Rosetta was the only solution on the market that supports the whole spectrum of digital asset management and preservation, from ingest and export, to collection management and publishing. We are looking forward to working closely with the Ex Libris China team during the implementation.”
“We are proud to welcome Shanghai Library to the international Rosetta community,” remarked Ziv Benzvi, vice president, Ex Libris Asia Pacific. “As a new member of the Ex Libris family, the Library will have much expertise to contribute to the Rosetta user community, and we hope it will benefit from the highly collaborative environment among both Rosetta users and the active community of Ex Libris user-institutions in China.”
Installed in libraries and archives worldwide, Rosetta encompasses the entire digital asset management and preservation workflow, including the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation, 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, websites, and other digitally born and digitized materials. For more information, see http://www.exlibrisgroup.com/category/Rosetta_resource_pack.