The Getty Iris: Digital Preservation in Practice

The Getty Iris: Digital Preservation in Practice. “At the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles we have been using Rosetta, the digital preservation solution from Ex Libris, since 2012. Although Rosetta is a vendor solution, and so in some ways proprietary, it is based on OAIS (Open Archival Information System) principles and uses many of the standard community-developed digital preservation tools and metadata formats such as Jhove, DROID, PREMIS, and METS. The vendor, Ex Libris, works closely with Rosetta customers to continually enhance the product following best practices for digital preservation. Even with a vendor solution, there is still quite a bit of opportunity for customization and local configuration. We started out preserving materials that we digitized and more recently began depositing born-digital institutional records as well. Below you’ll hear from two of the staff members at the Getty Research Institute who interact with Rosetta on a regular basis. They describe some of the issues they encounter in trying to preserve our resources.”