Collaborating across time zones to create a Digital Preservation working group

Collaborating across time zones to create a Digital Preservation working group



We all agree that digital preservation is collaboration – and what unites us more than shared tools that we all work with? The user community of Rosetta, the digital preservation solution by Ex Libris, unites in the Rosetta User Group. An entirely customer-lead body, the Rosetta User Group has three sub-working groups, one of them being the Digital Preservation Working Group (DPWG). All working groups share the goal of improving Rosetta by formulating enhancement requests to be implemented, but they are also a vital meeting ground to discuss problems we have in our daily work and to develop shared solutions for said problems. In addition, the DPWG is the place where all decisions around the “Format Library” – the core file format registry within Rosetta – take place. JHOVE, risks, PRONOM and file format classification are just some examples for frequent discussion topics. Through this webinar, we would like to give insight into the work of this product-based user group that has been operating for almost 10 years now. We’ll highlight some key successes like community building around concrete digital preservation issues such as risk but also challenges like overcoming language and time zone barriers.


Sam Alloing, National Library of the Netherlands (KBNL)

Jan Hutař, Archives New Zealand

Micky Lindlar, Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology (TIB)

Tyler Thorsted, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints


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