OhioLINK Adopts Ex Libris Rosetta for Digital Preservation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Dec 21, 2015) — 

OhioLINK is pleased to announce the selection of the Ex Libris Rosetta digital management and preservation solution. Rosetta will ensure long-term access to the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Collection (EJC), Electronic Book Collection (EBC), Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Center, and Digital Resource Commons (DRC) collections.

OhioLINK sought a preservation system based on the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) reference model that could integrate with its existing content management systems and support a wide range of processing workflows. As a large and complex consortium, OhioLINK required a solution that could be implemented and maintained in a way that suits a wide variety of content.

According to OhioLINK Executive Director Gwen Evans, “Given the amount and variety of digital content OhioLINK owns and manages locally, our best option was to license and administer digital preservation software within the OH-TECH shared infrastructure. Responsible stewardship of our purchased and unique content is very important to our organization. We carefully considered all kinds of options and after a competitive bid process decided that Rosetta from Ex Libris would best suit our needs. We are looking forward to working with the Ex Libris team starting in January 2016.”

Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America remarked: “We are thrilled to see OhioLINK joining the flourishing Rosetta community. This is a significant move for the state and ensures that future generations will be able to access digital collections in the state’s custody. We are looking forward to the contribution that OhioLINK members will make to Rosetta’s active and collaborative user community which meets annually and discusses preservation issues throughout the year.”


More about Rosetta

Installed in libraries and archives worldwide, Rosetta encompasses the entire digital 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 https://www.exlibrisgroup.com/products/rosetta-digital-asset-management-and-preservation/.

About OhioLINK

A consortia of 120 academic libraries plus the State Library of Ohio, OhioLINK creates a competitive advantage for Ohio's higher education community by cooperatively and cost-effectively acquiring, providing access to, and preserving an expanding array of print and digital scholarly resources in order to advance teaching, learning, research, and the growth of Ohio's knowledge-based economy. OhioLINK provides Ohio students, faculty, and citizens with the best academic library content to achieve their goals and aspirations.

For more information, see https://www.ohiolink.edu/.