January 19, 2022

Collection Analytics: ProQuest Releases Intota Assessment

From ProQuest:

It is the most comprehensive assessment solution that gives libraries a holistic view of both monographs and serials in both electronic and print format, enabling data-driven decisions regarding collection development. Intota Assessment is also the first production service of Intota, a new cloud-based library services platform (LSP).

Intota Assessment is a robust suite of business intelligence tools that makes it possible for library staff to focus on higher value services to their patrons. Using the library’s historic circulation data, as well as qualitative data such as Books in Print, Intota Assessment provides evidence data regarding usage to make better collection decisions.


Libraries can now analyze their entire collection using one solution. The service offers dozens of reports with multiple views of the data, including Cost per Use (CPU), cost by subject and peer analysis. Overlap and gap analysis for both print and electronic resources enable “smart weeding.” Libraries can now acquire, renew or deselect resources more efficiently while making more informed collection decisions.

Read the Full Text Announcement, Webinar Info

Direct to Intota Assessment Video

See Also: Intota Homepage

Intota Assessment Fact Sheet

During June, Intota Assessment began to roll out in beta to six development partners. Marist College Library was the first to deploy.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.