Friday, March 21, 2014

UPDATE on Summon Onsite Training for CLIC Libraries

CLIC is hosting onsite sessions of “Summon Web-Scale Discovery for CLIC” in April. Kevin Lane-Cummings, ProQuest Senior Training and Consulting Partner, will conduct the training sessions focusing on the public side of Summon. 

Topics covered will include:
-Introduction to Web-Scale Discovery and the creation of Summon.
-How Summon works (the Summon Index, your Summon site, match and merge, relevancy, and linking).
-Live demonstration of the user interface.
-How librarians can promote Summon to their users (examples of libraries' integration of Summon into their web sites).
-Additional Resources (help, support documents, etc.).

Sessions are open to the staff of CLIC member libraries. To register to attend one of the sessions, use this online form:
NOTE: registration deadline is April 2, 2014.

“Summon Web-Scale Discovery for CLIC” will be repeated at four locations:
Monday, April 7, 1pm-3pm, Augsburg College, Room: Oren Gateway 100
Tuesday, April 8, 9am-11am, University of Northwestern-St. Paul, Room BG205
Tuesday, April 8, 1pm-3pm, St. Catherine University, Room: CDC20
Wednesday, April 9, 9am-11am, Hamline University, Room: Anderson Center 305

If you are unable to attend any of the onsite sessions, there will be a webinar session scheduled later in April.  The webinar session will be recorded and available for viewing by CLIC library staff. [UPDATE: the webinar will be held on Thursday, April 17, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Please check with your Implementation Team rep or the CLIC Office for log-in information.]

Parking information will be emailed to registrants for each site prior to the training date. Please contact Maureen Fitzgerald or Ruth Dukelow at the CLIC office if you have questions.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

CLIC Selects ProQuest Intota Library Services Platform as its Next Shared System

Consortium prepares to transform for the changing landscape in higher education

SEATTLE, WA, March 6, 2014 – Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC) of St. Paul, Minnesota, is the first academic library consortium to subscribe to ProQuest’s cloud-based library services platform, Intota™. The CLIC libraries will be taking full advantage of the transformative nature of the Intota library services platform, implementing in phases beginning with the Summon discovery service this spring. During 2014 they also plan to implement Intota for assessment and for e-resource management, with other components to follow.

“We are thrilled to be on the cutting edge with ProQuest’s new technology,” said Ruth Dukelow, executive director, CLIC. “Our libraries will be able to leverage the sizeable investments they have made in print and electronic collections, audio and visual content, and institutional documents by making these resources readily discoverable and accessible to our users through Intota’s integrated management and discovery tools.”

Trends in library usage and collections, and in higher education overall, point to a need for more innovative solutions that will re-invent and surpass, not just match, traditional systems. Intota is a library services platform with services designed to address the real needs of today’s libraries and help them transform how they manage increasingly digital collections and how their users discover those collections and interface with the library. With Intota, ProQuest is focused not on just replacing the status quo, but on transformation by addressing the needs for the future. It’s a platform built for workflows of tomorrow that addresses libraries biggest needs today.

According to the Director of University Libraries at Bethel University and CLIC Board President, David Stewart, “When our libraries began the process of selecting a next-generation system, we focused on finding a solution that would provide the maximum benefit to our users. After a thorough investigation of the available options, our Board concluded that ProQuest’s discovery and management services best matched CLIC’s requirements for outstanding and innovative solutions to serve our communities.”

CLIC member libraries subscribing to the services include: Augsburg College, Bethel University, Concordia University, Hamline University, St. Catherine University, University of Northwestern-St. Paul, and University of St. Thomas.

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 knowledge base. With Intota, ProQuest is focused not just on replacing the status quo, but on transforming library management. Intota is built to accommodate the evolution of workflow, yet also address the biggest pain points libraries face today.

About CLIC
Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC), a consortium of private colleges and universities located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, was founded in 1969 to support cooperative collection development, interlibrary loan, and document delivery in and among its member libraries. Since then, CLIC has expanded its mission to support a wide range of library services, including a shared automation system, digitization of selected library collections, and access to electronic resources. CLIC’s Vision is to create a world-class research library experience for its academic communities.

About ProQuest (
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 around the world.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Register now for CLIC Workshop, Future Forward: Thriving in a Changing Environment, April 4

Change is coming!

By Felix Burton (Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

CLIC libraries are facing a multitude of major changes in the near future: new library systems, shifts in workflow, evolving users, transformation of physical building spaces, collection transitions from print to digital, and more. To help member library staff make the most of our changing environment, CLIC is hosting a workshop,  “Future Forward: Thriving in a Changing Environment,” on Friday, April 4, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Hamline University, Anderson Center. Our presenter is Janice Jaguszewski of the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Registration is free and open to staff of all CLIC member libraries.  Register online at: NOTE: registration deadline is March 21, 2014.

Future Forward: Thriving in a Changing Environment Workshop Agenda
Friday, April 4, 2014
Hamline University, Anderson Center

9:30 a.m.
Registration and refreshments

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Understanding Change: Strategies for Success
Case Study: The past two years at the University of Minnesota Libraries

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (provided – please indicate your meal choice on the registration form)

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Shaping Your Future: Envisioning New Roles
How Do You Get There? Creating Capacity

Please direct your questions to Maureen Fitzgerald or Ruth Dukelow in the CLIC Office.