Press Release: ProQuest [June 25, 2014]

Intota enables transformation of library workflows

Copyright (c) 2014 ProQuest

SummaryLibraries struggling with the challenges of managing e-resources now have a flexible solution that streamlines their workflows. ProQuest today announced availability of Intota, a transformative Library Services Platform that integrates market-leading management, discovery and assessment capabilities into a single solution. Unlike other library management systems, Intota features e-resource lifecycle management including, Demand Driven Acquisition and the industry’s most authoritative and comprehensive Knowledgebase of library resources.

SEATTLE, WA, June 25, 2014 – Libraries struggling with the challenges of managing e-resources now have a flexible solution that streamlines their workflows. ProQuest today announced availability of Intota, a transformative Library Services Platform (LSP) that integrates market-leading management, discovery and assessment capabilities into a single solution. Unlike other library management systems, Intota features e-resource lifecycle management including, Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) and the industry's most authoritative and comprehensive Knowledgebase of library resources.

"Intota represents transformation for library workflows," said Jane Burke, vice president, market development, ProQuest. "The seamless integration of management, discovery and assessment fueled by our Knowledgebase, delivers more value and compelling capabilities – which truly enable library transformation."

As library collections have become increasingly electronic, requirements to manage and provide access to those collections have fundamentally changed. Intota's true multi-tenant SaaS architecture offers flexibility to evolve how they manage those collections. Intota integrates multiple workflows into one platform and increases value and efficiency by leveraging best-in-class functionality.

"The launch of Intota is transformational for libraries and reflects the dominant presence of e-resources in a library collection. The change in direction from print to electronic requires new workflows for managing and assessing our collections," said Judi Guzzy, technical services librarian, Johnson County Community College and Intota Development Partner. "As we transition to a unified workflow, we are better able to provide our students and faculty innovative methods of discovering and accessing information, while providing our librarians with better data to drive our collection management decisions."

About Intota

Intota is a library services platform designed to address the key needs of today's libraries – managing electronic collections and supporting the expectations of the modern patron. Intota combines discovery, linking, collection management and assessment in one system built on a single authoritative Knowledgebase. Focusing on enabling transformation and evolution of workflows, Intota seamlessly integrates with other systems, while addressing the biggest point in a library – without requiring a major systems migration.

About ProQuest

ProQuest (www.proquest.com) connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.

The company's cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest, Bowker, Dialog, ebrary, EBL and Serials Solutions businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon discovery service, the RefWorks Flow collaboration platform, the Pivot research development tool and the Intota library services platform. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

Publication Year:2014
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Issue:June 25, 2014
Publisher:ProQuest
Company: ProQuest
Products: Intota
Subject: Product announcements
Permalink: http://www.librarytechnology.org/ltg-displaytext.pl?RC=19485
Record Number:19485
Last Update:2014-07-10 11:16:07
Date Created:2014-06-25 11:13:35