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At the recent ALA conference, I had the opportunity to lead a session called “The Road to Intota: The Journey of Web-scale Development” session which included an overview of how Intota is being developed and what’s unique about it. Attendees were engaged – asking all the right questions – which shows how seriously the market is looking for new models to manage their collections. The session also included a refreshing perspective from Cyril Oberlander, who is Library Director at The State University of New York at Geneseo, one of our six Intota development partners.

We are delighted with the feedback provided by our Development Partners from recent testing of the early elements of Intota. This first iteration confirms that our development approach is creating a solution that resolves the complex operations facing libraries today.

Since we are building Intota from the ground up, we have the benefit of creating a solution that provides unified intelligent workflows and real interoperability. Our new knowledgebase will be foundational to Intota and leverages our proven expertise in this area. We also recognize the importance of assessment and how critical it is for us to help paint the value of the library, blended with academic outcomes.

So what can libraries do today to prepare for this dream solution of the future? One of the attendees actually asked about the best way to populate their electronic resource manager. By getting e-resource data organized and structured in an ERM solution, such as Serials Solutions 360 Resource Manager, libraries can get ahead of one of the implementation challenges of a new system, as well as gain benefits of sharable information now. Serials Solutions is committed to providing solutions to help pave a smooth road to a very exciting future.

And the buzz on Intota continues… Check out what Jonathan Miller, director at Rollins College, has shared about our session on Intota at ALA.

29 Jun 2012 | Posted by Jane Burke

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