Friday, May 15, 2015

Implementation Team Update

On May 15, 2015, Intota v.1 (Summon, Intota Assessment, and Intota ERM) officially moved from implementation status to support. These three phases are now in production for CLIC libraries.

Later this year, the Implementation Team will begin a new implementation process for Intota v.2.

Please see your Implementation Team representative if you have questions.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Marketing Contest Winners Announced

CLIC’s Marketing Task Force has selected two winners in the CLIC/ILL Analogy Contest. The contest, which was open to students workers at member libraries, asked students to submit an easy-to-understand analogy comparing CLIC borrowing to interlibrary loan. The Marketing Task Force plans to use the winning analogies to promote CLIC and ILL services.

Lauren Gannon of Bethel University

Winner Lauren Gannon of Bethel University wrote:
“I would compare CLIC and Interlibrary Loan to playing Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. When you need help, you have different lifelines. CLIC is like “ask the audience.” It’s quick, it’s close in proximity, and you will get what you need relatively quickly. Interlibrary Loan is like an unlimited “phone a friend.” This is what the Interlibrary Loan staff does. They contact a bunch of libraries to get what you need. It may take longer to get what you need, but the scope and distance is pretty much unlimited. All you have to do is make a request.”

Tavia Buysse of Hamline University

Winner Tavia Buysse of Hamline University wrote:
“If you’re baking cookies and are missing an ingredient, CLIC is like going over to your neighbor’s house and asking them for a cup of sugar. ILL is like getting into your car and going to the grocery store. It takes longer, but you’ll still get the item you need.”

Monday, May 4, 2015

May 4 Implementation Team Update

In their May 4th meeting, the Implementation Team reviewed ProQuest's Acceptance Criteria form and discussed libraries' testing to date. The Team will continue its review on May 18, including a discussion with ProQuest about mapping data for Intota Assessment.

Last month, the Team, the CLIC Board, and IT staff met with Jed Gilmore and Ashley DeHaye of ProQuest to begin discussion of Intota and campus systems. A meeting with ProQuest and CLIC member library staff will be scheduled later this year.

Please see your Implementation Team representative if you have questions.