The University of Canterbury recently selected Intota™ Assessment from ProQuest as the best solution to address challenges in evaluating usage of their libraries’ collections and making collection management decisions based on evidence.
Detailed overlap analysis helps a library determine what resources to renew, acquire or weed to generate greater return on investment of their collection. Additionally, quantitative and qualitative analysis helps identify trends or spot other collection development opportunities.
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“We are putting more emphasis on the use/value of resources we purchase and using this information to inform decision making. This is a complex area and involves considerable work for staff,” said Tim Stedman, Resource Acquisition Manager at the University of Canterbury. “From what we have seen of Intota Assessment, we believe this tool will help us do this work more effectively. It also considers print holdings as well as electronic, which we hope will be useful for us in our physical collection consolidation work.”