Collection Analytics: ProQuest Releases Intota Assessment
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.