Rosetta: A digital preservation solution

ExLibris Rosetta for collection, management and preservation

The National Digital Heritage Archive (NDHA) houses the National Library’s Born digital and digitised collections. ExLibris’ Rosetta application, a digital preservation solution, forms the core of our digital preservation system and manages the digital collections housed within the NDHA.

Rosetta is a standard-based, commercial system developed in partnership with ExLibris Group (external link) , a library management systems vendor. It is a highly scalable, secure, and complex digital preservation system, designed to provide ingest, access and preservation functionalities for the National Library’s digital collections, enabling the library to manage these collections end-to-end, from submission to dissemination. The system is built on distributed architecture that can support multiple, flexible server and application configurations providing scalability while meeting the unique digital preservation requirements of the National Library.

Rosetta is a Web application that can be accessed using current Web browsers. The National Library of New Zealand’s Rosetta application is integrated with various deposit and metadata extraction tools, as well as Resource Management systems currently in use by the Library, such as ExLibris’ Alma* and Tiaki (eMU)*.


Digital Preservation System

Watch the video below for an overview of Rosetta:


For further information about the Rosetta application, please visit the ExLibris website ( (external link)


* Ex Libris' Alma and Primo systems - Alma is a library management system and Primo (external link) a discovery service.
* Tiaki: (external link) Catalogue of un-published collections which provides access to descriptions of unpublished New Zealand and Pacific manuscript and picture collections.



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