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Rapid global adoption validates demand by libraries for a comprehensive collection assessment service
SEATTLE, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- University libraries around the world will be implementing a new best in class collection analytics service from ProQuest. Launched late last year, Intota™ Assessment provides tools that enable libraries to showcase the value of their collections and demonstrate return on investment for their collection budget. The company reported strong market response to this new service, reinforcing a solution strategy that addresses the pain points libraries face with collection management.
Familiar with Serials Solutions and ProQuest, these customers value the company's history and track record of service, innovation, and vision that supports the future for libraries. Choosing Intota Assessment today addresses an immediate need for a simple and comprehensive collection assessment and analytics solution, that supports existing and emerging formats and resource types, plus flexibility to integrate with future services on the Intota platform.
The following institutions represent the early adopters of Intota Assessment:
"Intota Assessment provides an immediate solution for addressing the pain points of collection assessment. We continue to hear from customers that they are under more pressure to showcase the value of their library and demonstrate return on investment on their collection decisions. Simplified assessment of their entire collection, in all formats, is a priority for them and we are pleased that the market is readily adopting our solution," said Kevin Stehr, vice president global sales, workflow solutions, ProQuest.
Developed for comprehensive assessment of today's collections, Intota Assessment is a robust suite of business intelligence tools that makes it possible for library staff to focus on higher value services to their patrons. Using the library's historic circulation data, as well as qualitative data such as Books in Print®, Intota Assessment generates the evidence needed for data-driven collection decisions. This article in Library Journal provides insight for libraries considering their options in selecting a new collection assessment service.
About ProQuest (www.proquest.com)
ProQuest 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 worldwide.
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