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Marist College tests new library collection management service -

Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business, has announced that Marist College, a recognised leader in the use of technology for enhanced teaching and learning, has begun using Intota Assessment. Intota Assessment is a library collection analytics service from Serials Solutions.

Marist is the first Intota development partner to deploy Intota Assessment, and will be followed shortly by the other five partner libraries. Vital for today's academic institutions, Intota Assessment offers libraries the ability to simplify collection maintenance, calculate its return on investment and showcase the value of the library.

Intota Assessment is the first production service of Intota, the Serials Solutions library services platform. Intota Assessment provides comprehensive assessment capabilities for both monographs and serials in both electronic and print formats. Uniquely developed for assessment purposes, the service leverages authoritative data from Resources for College Libraries (RCL), Books in Print (BIP), Ulrich's and Serials Solutions highly-regarded knowledgebase. The combination of these assets gives librarians a holistic understanding of their holdings, including consolidated COUNTER and aggregated usage reports; providing views into data which are not possible with any other solution.

Libraries for the first time ever will be able to deploy 'smart weeding' of their collections using such data as RCL, historic circulation data, print/e-book comparisons, and more. Intota Assessment provides libraries a broad spectrum of easy-to-generate reports to identify usage gaps and overlaps. Intota Development Partners will actively use Intota Assessment to address many collection management and usage challenges facing libraries.

Intota Assessment provides innovative views and metrics of a library's collection, including a number of reporting and analysis tools designed to improve collection management, making it possible for library staff to focus on delivering higher value services to their patrons.

Educational sessions about Intota and Intota Assessment are available at the American Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition, June 27-July 2 in Chicago.

The six Intota development partners reflect a broad spectrum of visionary institutions and academic research libraries; from public and private, community college and university, to single university and consortia systems.

Click here to read the original press release.


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