Ex Libris Alma, Primo, and Rosetta Go Live at Australia’s State Library of New South Wales

Posted by | July 27, 2016 | News, Other, Stories | No Comments

The Ex Libris solutions serve as an integrated platform for library and archive management, digital preservation, and user discovery

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the State Library of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia has gone live with the Ex Libris Alma® library management service, Primo® discovery and delivery, and Rosetta digital asset management and preservation. With these three solutions, the library now offers its large user community a world-class discovery experience.

Through the integration of Alma, Primo, and Rosetta with the State Library’s Axiell Adlib software, the library is able, for the first time, to consolidate all of its published content and original, digitized, and online materials, thus bringing to fruition a key element of the library’s Digital Excellence Program.

Any user can now search across the State Library’s rich collections of books, journals, and primary materials, including ephemera, large photographic and art collections, historic objects, maps, and manuscripts, within a single interface. The experience will be further enriched as more materials are migrated to the new platform, such as the recently digitized oral history collection.

NSW State Librarian and Chief Executive Alex Byrne commented: “This state-of-the-art system will allow the public to discover the richness of the State Library collection, the most magnificent in Australia and its region. Our readers and researchers worldwide can now delve into the extraordinary collection in unprecedented detail. We are confident that this implementation not only demonstrates our digital excellence but also offers a path for other great cultural institutions.”

“We are proud and delighted that Alma, Primo, and Rosetta are part of the NSW State Library’s initiative to bring its outstanding collections to the global public,” remarked Matti Shem Tov, president of Ex Libris. “By implementing these three solutions as an integrated platform, the library has adopted a pioneering technological approach that will accommodate the changing needs of staff and users. With Rosetta’s comprehensive management and preservation capabilities, the availability of the library’s digital and digitized collections will continue on into the future. Unifying the library’s operations across collections, Alma and Primo will enhance the discovery experience for users and enable them to enjoy the full wealth of the State’s cultural heritage resources.”

About the State Library of New South Wales
A world-leading library and center of digital excellence, the State Library of New South Wales informs, educates, inspires, and surprises online, onsite, and on tour. The Library’s rich heritage collections, contemporary print and digital materials, partnership with the public library network, and vibrant collaborations enable Australians to interrogate our past and imagine our future. Funded by the NSW Government, the State Library’s Digital Excellence Program is providing unprecedented, worldwide access to our state and nation’s most iconic and historically significant documents and objects. The digitization program will transform the Library from one of Australia’s most respected and valued libraries to a library internationally renowned for digital excellence, allowing people across NSW and beyond to access collection items from their computers and mobile devices anywhere, anytime. For more information, visit http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au.

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