SEATTLE, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Academic institutions around the world are selecting the Intota™ (http://bit.ly/15J3xJL) library services platform, a transformational cloud-based service that simplifies two major challenges libraries face today: collection assessment and e-resource management. Released last June, Intota v1 (http://bit.ly/1z6pXz0) combines industry-leading discovery, linking, collection management and assessment in one system, built on a single, authoritative knowledgebase.
Significant adoption of Intota over the last six months is a clear indication that innovative libraries are recognizing the immediate benefits of this integrated best-in-class solution, and the value achieved from a flexible, phased migration path to unplugging legacy systems. Since the launch last year by ProQuest, more than 35 libraries around the world have chosen the first version of Intota.
"These customers represent the diversity of institutions that acknowledge the need for next generation library systems. Our partners believe implementing a modern library services platform is the best approach to address the biggest pain points within libraries" said Jane Burke, vice president, market development, ProQuest. "This marketplace momentum is validation of our solution strategy and responds to what libraries need to transform their workflows, make data-driven decisions about their collections and deliver an intuitive, user-friendly discovery and access experience for patrons."
The following institutions join the growing community of forward-thinking libraries using Intota.
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Eastern Michigan University
Edge Hill University (UK)
Florida Institute of Technology
Higher Colleges of Technologies (Abu Dhabi)
Humboldt State University
Johnson County Community College
Queen Mary University (UK)
St. Catherine University
Staffordshire University (UK)
The State University of New York at Geneseo
The TMC Library
University Campus Suffolk (UK)
University of Huddersfield (UK)
University of Northwestern-St. Paul
The University of Notre Dame Australia (Australia)
University of St. Thomas
University of Texas at Arlington
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Medical Library
UTMB Health Moody Medical Library
UT Health School of Dentistry Library
UT Health School of Public Health Library
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
One of the newest features of Intota v1 is "My Intota" (http://bit.ly/1zqoMh9). "My Intota" gives library staff a more comprehensive view of their diverse collection management activities and is a great productivity tool for managing day-to-day workflow tasks. Other recent enhancements include "View Changes" functionality and "My Account" for streamlining and unifying intelligent workflows.
Intota is a library services platform designed to address the key workflow needs of modern libraries—managing electronic collections—and meeting user experience expectations of the modern patron. Focusing on the transformation and evolution of workflows, Intota seamlessly integrates with other systems, while addressing the biggest pain points libraries face—without requiring lengthy and challenging systems migration. Intota v2, in development now, will extend the functionality of Intota by providing acquisitions, description and delivery capabilities.
About ProQuest (http://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®, EBL® and ebrary® businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon® discovery service, the 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.