Bulgarian National Academic Library and Information System (NALIS) Selects Ex Libris Rosetta

Under the NALIS umbrella, three leading universities in Bulgaria will implement Rosetta to power long term digital preservation

Hamburg, (PresseBox) - Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation and preservation solutions, is pleased to announce that the National Academic Library and Information System (NALIS) in Bulgaria has adopted the Rosetta digital preservation solution.

The NALIS foundation is comprised of the three most prestigious academic institutions in the country: the Bulgarian Academy of Science, the Sofia University, and the American University in Bulgaria, with the support of the America for Bulgaria Foundation. The consortium currently runs the Ex Libris Aleph® integrated library system, the Primo® discovery solution, and the SFX® link resolver.

Installed in libraries and archives worldwide, Rosetta encompasses the entire digital preservation workflow, from acquisition to discovery. Rosetta enables academic institutions, 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.

"After evaluating several commercial digital preservation systems, we found that only Rosetta has the unique capabilities that our member institutions require," commented Dincho Krastev, executive director of NALIS. "We consider Ex Libris to be a global leader in providing automation solutions to research libraries, and we valued their commitment and energy in our collaborations to implement Primo and Aleph. The addition of Rosetta will support our strategic goal to preserve the digital assets and heritage of Bulgaria for the benefit of future generations."

"We are proud to welcome NALIS to the international Rosetta community, which comprises over 20 academic, research, and national libraries; museums; and archives," remarked Ullrich Jüngling, VP Sales Central- East & Southeast Europe. "Over the last several years NALIS has become a close strategic partner of Ex Libris and we are impressed by their dedicated efforts to optimize their shared library service portfolio for their member institutions. Their decision to adopt Rosetta will strengthen our partnership by extending our collaboration into the field of long term preservation."

About the National Academic Library Information System (NALIS)

The Bulgarian Academy of Science, the Sofia University, and the American University in Bulgaria formed NALIS as a non-governmental organization supporting academic libraries throughout Bulgaria. The goals of NALIS are the development and strengthening of education, science, and culture; the provision of training, specialization, and professional qualifications in the field of library information and communication systems; and the coordination of international, national, and regional projects for the development of cooperation in the library and information industries. For more information, see http://www.nalis.bg/.

About Rosetta

Installed in libraries and archives worldwide, Rosetta encompasses the entire digital preservation workflow, including the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation, collection management, 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 an overview of Rosetta, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7cCD6HtamI.

Ex Libris (Deutschland) GmbH

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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