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We hope you had as much fun as we did at the ALA Annual 2014 Conference held in Las Vegas. Another one of our most exciting highlights was hosting special events honoring the launch of Intota, the new Library Services Platform from ProQuest.
We held a variety of events, presentations, and demonstrations to showcase Intota, summarized below:
• Intota took center stage at a panel discussion involving three Intota development partners as they discussed new functionality including significant workflow time-savers, as well as other key findings from the implementation of this Library Services Platform.
• Four demos were conducted over the course of the conference in the ProQuest Lounge where many attendees got an introductory presentation to Intota. Private, in-depth demos were also given on request by our product management and implementation experts.
• Rounding out the conference was a sold-out launch party hosted by ProQuest hosted at the House of Blues Foundation Room in Mandalay Bay June 29. Kevin Sayar, senior vice President of workflow solutions and ebooks, addressed our development and beta partners, thanking them for their feedback and willingness to test our ideas within their libraries, which is essential for us to move the market forward. Following his remarks, everyone enjoyed fantastic hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. With so many people socializing and sipping in style, the Intota LED fans (see photo) came in handy for those needing to cool off.
We’re thrilled by the early response to Intota, which has been very positive. Our booth was abuzz with attendees wanting to learn more about our brand new solution in library automation.
As we shared at ALA, managing, discovering and assessing a library’s holdings has changed. As a result, the management practices and workflows librarians employ must also evolve, so we’ve introduced a transformation by delivering a new model in library automation.