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Intota Assessment Streamlines Library Analytics
Serials Solutions, a ProQuest company, released the first production service from its Intota cloud-based library services platform: Intota Assessment gives libraries a total picture of their monographs and serials in electronic and print formats so they can make data-driven decisions about collection development. It includes a suite of business intelligence tools and also automates data ingestion.
Information about usage comes from a library’s historic circulation data, Bowker’s Books In Print and Resources for College Libraries, and Serials Solutions’ Ulrich’s knowledgebase, combining the data into one solution. There are dozens of report options and multiple data views, including cost per use, cost by subject, and peer analysis.
“Intota Assessment knocks down the data silos,” according to Tim Bowersox, librarian at the State University of New York–Geneseo, an Intota development partner. “Data that has traditionally been housed in separate silos is available on a single screen. We now have the ability to evaluate usage based on a number of critical data points—but it’s presented in a way that makes evaluation and de-selection much simpler and more accurate.”
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