January 16, 2022

National Library of the Netherlands (KB) Signs Multiyear Contract with Ex Libris For Digital Archiving System

From the National Archives of the Netherlands:

Recently the KB, the National Library of the Netherlands, signed a multiyear contract with library software maker Ex Libris for the use of their digital archiving system Rosetta. This advanced archiving solution enables the national library to continue its work on preserving digital collections in a more controlled and scalable environment.


In the coming months Rosetta will be taken into production on the KB’s premises. After that, the KB faces a challenging period in which tens of millions of digital publications need to be migrated to this new location. This entails a large amount of digitised books, newspapers and magazines, ebooks, and archived web sites, as well as millions of scientific articles. In total, the collections consists of half a billion digital files and metadata records.

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