Jun 25, 2015, 10:00 ET
SEATTLE, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The increasing number of academic libraries selecting Intota™, ProQuest's cloud-based library services platform, demonstrates that libraries are embracing a transformative solution that addresses today's challenges around predominantly electronic collections, with a phased migration path to unplugging legacy ILS systems. This weekend the company will debut functionality of Intota v2 at the American Libraries Association annual conference in San Francisco. Capabilities in development for Intota v2 address how users think about what they do, and enable progressive academic and research libraries to evolve in a rapidly changing knowledge economy. Intota v2 is a library services platform that will encompass management of both print and electronic resources across the entire collection lifecycle.
Libraries who select Intota v1 now will have special "preview access" to Intota v2 in the Spring of next year. Libraries interested in learning how to transform their services with Intota, go here.
Focusing on intelligent workflows (not automation of historical processes), Intota v2 is based on a user-centric model that connects resources with users in ways that showcase the value of the library. Intota v2 will also deliver a next generation version of ProQuest's renowned Knowledgebase. Powered by a linked data metadata engine, Intota will allow libraries to participate in the revolutionary move from MARC records to linked data that can be discovered on the web, increasing the visibility of the library.
"Collaboration with our development and beta partners has influenced our approach to identifying the most compelling features that are mission critical for delivering a transformative service," said Jane Burke, vice president, market development, ProQuest. "As a partner to libraries, ProQuest is committed to developing solutions that enable libraries to meet user expectations and showcase their value. With each new release of Intota, we broaden the scale of automation and the positive impact to patrons increases in ways beyond the status quo."
To learn more about how Intota will integrate with the larger web ecosystem, read this blog. A demonstration of Intota v2 will be part of ProQuest's session on Saturday titled, "Implementing Linked Data & Discovery – Liberating Library Data and Empowering Users."
Intota is a transformative cloud-based library services platform designed to address the key needs of modern libraries—managing both electronic and print collections across the entire collection lifecycle. Powered by a comprehensive next generation knowledgebase, Intota leverages ProQuest's unparalleled electronic resource management expertise, and industry-leading discovery, linking and assessment solutions. Built using unified intelligent workflows and a linked data metadata engine, Intota increases the presence of the library by better connecting resources, people and places while facilitating knowledge exploration and acquisition on the web, bringing unprecedented value to libraries and researchers worldwide.
Available now, Intota v1 provides immediate benefits by solving the challenges of collection assessment and e-resource management. Intota v2, available mid-2016, will provide acquisitions, description and delivery capabilities and support management of both electronic and print collections. Intota v2 will enable libraries to replace their legacy ILS and evolve their services in the rapidly changing digital knowledge economy.
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®, Coutts® information services, Dialog®, ebrary®, EBL™, and SIPX® businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon® discovery service, the Flow® collaboration platform, MyiLibrary® ebook 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.
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