Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University Select Ex Libris Rosetta

The two Arizona schools join the University of Arizona, already a Rosetta customer, to provide shared digital asset management and preservation service for all public higher education in the state

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Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation and preservation solutions, is pleased to announce that Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University have adopted the Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution. Rosetta will enable the libraries to manage and preserve their digital collections, including born-digital objects such as web sites and research data, in perpetuity. With Rosetta, the three institutions will be able to implement the solution together and work off one infrastructure, providing end-to-end digital asset management and preservation for the vast array of assets in all of their libraries.

"Rosetta will enable us to develop a sustainable digital preservation program," remarked James O'Donnell, university librarian at Arizona State University. "We are excited to embark on this implementation in partnership with the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University and further unify the institutions within our state."

Cynthia Childrey, dean and university librarian at Northern Arizona University, commented: ""We are excited about building on a strong tri-university collaboration and appreciate the support from the Arizona Board of Regents' Live Data project. The Rosetta implementation will help us create a technology infrastructure and a statewide community of experts dedicated to preserving our valuable research and cultural assets for the long term."

"We are delighted to welcome two more institutions in Arizona to the international Rosetta community," remarked Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America. "With the addition of Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University, Rosetta is the leading digital asset management and preservation system within the state. The collaborative approach among the three institutions leading to a shared infrastructure for digital asset management will offer great efficiencies and also provide an excellent support system through the implementation process. We look forward to seeing many more institutions take advantage of this approach within their respective regions."

About Arizona State University

The Arizona State University Libraries is a leader in innovative customer service and in the strength of its collections and ranks in the top 40 research libraries in North America. The ASU Libraries include eight physical locations: Fletcher Library at the West campus, the Library at the Downtown Phoenix campus, the Library at the Polytechnic campus, the Library at the Thunderbird campus (International Business Information Centre - IBIC), and four libraries on the Tempe campus: Hayden Library, Noble Science and Engineering Library, Music Library, and Architecture and Environmental Design Library. In addition, the Ross-Blakley Law Library serves the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. The ASU Libraries support over 82,000 full-time and part-time students and over 3,000 faculty. More information about the Arizona State University can be found at

About Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University is a high-research university with a statewide enrollment of 27,715 students. More than 20,000 students attend the residential campus in Flagstaff, with 7,000 students enrolled online and at extended campus sites statewide. Research in genetics, earth sciences and environmental sustainability has drawn international recognition to the university, which is highly regarded for its education, business and engineering programs. NAU launched competency-based Personalized Learning in 2013, the first self-paced, online education program that cuts the cost and time to an undergraduate degree. For more information, see

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
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