Archives New Zealand has selected a preservation product from an Israeli company to help preserve millions of digitized and digitally born records in perpetuity. The following announcement was written by Ex Libris:
Jerusalem, Israel—May 2, 2011. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation technology, is pleased to announce that Archives New Zealand (Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga) has selected the Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation solution to preserve, manage and provide access to the diverse, rapidly growing digital collections stored by Archives New Zealand.
The Rosetta digital preservation system enables institutions to manage, preserve, and provide access, in perpetuity, to institutional documents, digital images, research output in digital formats, Web sites, and other digitized and digitally born materials. Rosetta supports the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation, and dissemination of digital objects from many sources and formats while keeping this information secure and accommodating multiple digital preservation policies and strategies. Rosetta also makes the stored items available to researchers who use discovery and delivery tools such as Ex Libris Primo®.
Chief Archivist, Greg Goulding, commented: “Archives New Zealand is pleased to have selected Rosetta as the basis of our governmental digital archive solution. We are looking forward to working in collaboration with the National Library of New Zealand—an already established Rosetta site—during the implementation of our digital archive.”
“We are delighted that Archives New Zealand has selected Rosetta for the long-term preservation of the archive’s vast digital collections,” noted Oded Scharfstein, Ex Libris vice president for the Asia Pacific region. “As the first national archive to join the growing Rosetta customer base, Archives New Zealand will bring a wealth of expertise and insight to our international community. We are looking forward to working closely with Archives New Zealand both during and after the implementation of Rosetta.”
About Archives New Zealand (Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga)
Archives New Zealand (Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga) is the official guardian of New Zealand’s public archives. It gathers, stores, and protects an extremely wide range of government materials. Its holdings include the nation’s founding document—the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi—and countless other documents, maps, paintings, photographs, and films.
The Public Records Act 2005 set the framework for the New Zealand government’s contemporary recordkeeping, and Archives New Zealand works with government agencies to administer the Act. Archives New Zealand ensures that records of long-term value are kept permanently and that people have access to these records.
For additional information about Archives New Zealand, see archives.govt.nz/.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will facilitate their transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 80 countries on six continents.
Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with customers, Ex Libris enables libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. By empowering users to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.
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