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Digital preservation experts from around the world discuss emerging trends and challenges in digital preservation

CHICAGO, IL, June 7, 2016 – Users of the Ex Libris Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution are gathering this week at New York University in New York, NY, for the seventh annual meeting of the Rosetta Advisory Group.

This year, the meeting examines the ways in which Rosetta users are taking management and preservation of their digital content to the next level in view of emerging trends in the digital preservation world and challenges that these users encounter in their day-to-day work. Contributions from Rosetta customers include presentations on the efficient and secure deposit of data objects, preservation and provenance, and opening library collections to the public.

The Rosetta Advisory Group meeting is an opportunity for Rosetta users to share their thoughts on the Rosetta roadmap, to influence future Rosetta development, and to openly discuss their needs and suggestions with senior management at Ex Libris. A highlight of the meeting this year will be a series of short workshops that address specific topics within the area of digital preservation. Experts from a range of institutions will discuss metadata extractors, the TIFF format, data privacy in Rosetta, and more.

“We are looking forward to this year’s Advisory Group meeting as Ex Libris and the Rosetta user community work together to define the Rosetta roadmap for the next year,” added Steve Knight, program director, preservation research and consultancy, National Library of New Zealand and chair of the Rosetta User Group. “Our requirements continue to evolve, and it is important that Rosetta evolves with them. The Advisory Group meeting is a valuable expression of the close collaboration between Ex Libris and the user community, and we greatly appreciate the ongoing dialogue we enjoy with Ex Libris regarding the future direction of Rosetta.”

Matti Shem Tov, president of Ex Libris, remarked, “I am delighted to see the ever-expanding Rosetta user group at this year’s advisory group meeting in New York. This is a unique event at which people with extraordinary knowledge gather each year to share their experiences and support one another in their evolving use of Rosetta. We continue to learn a great deal from our user community both throughout the year and during this annual event.”

About Rosetta

Installed in multiple 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

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.

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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.

07 June 2016

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