Open Repository and Digital Preservation Services

The Libraries recognize that preserving digital content is an important component of our collecting and preservation responsibilities. The focus of digital preservation and repository services at Binghamton University Libraries are the unique or rare content from collections owned by the Library or the University at large, as well as open access scholarly content created by Binghamton University scholars. The Libraries' digital collection policy describes in more detail the scope of what the Libraries preserve and aspire to preserve with regard to born-digital or digitized material.  The department of Digital Initiatives and Resource Discovery oversees the selection, creation, delivery, and preservation of digital collections. 

Questions about ORB or Rosetta can be addressed to:

Our systems

The Libraries support the long-term preservation and accessibility of digital material, whether born-digital or digitized, by utilizing two distinct systems: Rosetta and the ORB.


A digital asset management and preservation solution. The Rosetta system can store and preserve items in a dark archive, restricted access, or as publicly accessible documents. Items can be searched in Find It! discovery system (just limit to "Local Digital Collections" if you only want to see digital materials).  To learn more about Rosetta see the Open Repositories and Digital Preservation FAQ.


The Open Repository @Binghamton, also known as The ORB is Binghamton University's institutional repository, a service provided by Binghamton University Libraries, designed to store, showcase, and share the scholarly and creative output of Binghamton University faculty, staff, and students.  With The ORB, Binghamton scholars can make their work discoverable through major search engines like Google, Google Scholar, and Bing and access their download metrics. The ORB also allows for the creation of profiles (Expert Gallery) and open access journals.

The ORB supports both self-deposit and mediated deposit via the digital scholarship librarian. All self-deposited work will be assessed for Binghamton University affiliation and copyright compliance before it is posted.  To learn more about the ORB see the Open Repositories and Digital Preservation FAQ.


Last Updated: 3/7/18