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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.