The University at Buffalo Libraries will collaborate with Serials Solutions®, a Pro Quest® business unit based in Seattle, Washington, to develop Intota™, the company’s new library management system. Five other academic libraries, including Ball State University, Johnson County Community College, Marist College, Oklahoma State University, and SUNY Geneseo, will also serve as development partners for the project.
Intota™ is considered an “industry first” that is set to redefine how libraries manage their day-to-day operations. The new system supports the selection, acquisition, cataloging, discovery, and fulfillment of library resources, regardless of resource type. Intota™ is designed to improve library workflow operations, reduce costs, and help librarians work with greater efficiency.
“Interoperability is critical to us for improving our workflows and automating our systems,” said H. Austin Booth, Vice Provost for University Libraries. “Our ability to influence the development of Intota™ supports our vision to create excellence that can be leveraged by other leading academic research libraries.”
In a statement released earlier this week, Stan Sorenson of Serials Solutions credits the UB Libraries and the other development partners with their “forward-thinking insight and passion for creating a ground-breaking solution to areas that are creating challenges for libraries today.”
To learn more about Intota™, see: http://www.serialssolutions.com/en/services/intota/