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
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
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.
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.
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
About 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.