Digital Preservation Basics: Rosetta DPS

A brief overview of the Digital Preservation (DP) discipline to include basic concepts, valuable resources and documentation, a summary of the DP program at the Marriott Library, and an introduction to Rosetta - the Library's new DP System by ExLibris.

About Ex Libris' Rosetta DPS software

The J. Willard Marriott Library has chosen the Ex Libris product, Rosetta, as its digital preservation system and is currently implementing the system within the Library.

More information about Rosetta is included below (from the Ex Libris website):

Rosetta, an ExLibris product, was designed in collaboration with the National Library of New Zealand and is designed to enable institutions to preserve and provide access to their archival digital collections. The Marriott Library purchased Rosetta in Autumn of 2012 and is implementing the software during 2013 and 2014.

  • Scalable: Built on a distributed architecture that can support multiple, flexible server configurations, the system can scale up to manage digital collections of any size. By separating the permanent and working repositories, the system offers the security and redundancy required to keep collections safe.

  • Expandable:  Ex Libris Rosetta supports the functional needs of institutions that receive vast numbers of digital items on an ongoing basis. Batch loads, staging areas, and multiple deposit hierarchies enable users to manage the ingestion of new material efficiently and effectively.

  • Flexible: Easy setup options allow institutions to configure the system to support their unique requirements and adhere to governing bodies’ guidelines.

  • Standards-based: Based on the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) model and conforming to trusted digital repository (TDR) requirements, the system provides institutions with the infrastructure and technology needed to preserve and facilitate access to the digital collections under their guardianship.

  • Accessible: Preserved digital entities are delivered via viewers that are compatible with the constantly evolving format types and are supplied as part of the system and third-party applications. With built-in integration capabilities, the system can accept delivery requests from discovery and delivery applications such as the Ex Libris Primo® solution while ensuring that item-level access rights are enforced.

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