24 April 2012 News Releases

Serials Solutions Announces Intota™ Development Partners

The Software-as-a-Service solution that supports the entire resource lifecycle for libraries, including selection, acquisition, cataloging, discovery, and fulfillment regardless of resource type.

Seattle, WA – April 24, 2012 – Serials Solutions®, a ProQuest® business unit, announced today the institutions that are collaborating with the company to develop Intota™, a Software-as-a-Service solution that supports the entire resource lifecycle for libraries, including selection, acquisition, cataloging, discovery, and fulfillment regardless of resource type. The six development partners reflect a broad spectrum of visionary institutions and academic research libraries; from public and private, community college and university, to single university and consortia systems.

The development partners that have committed to collaborating with Serials Solutions include:

  • Ball State University
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Marist College
  • Oklahoma State University
  • The State University of New York at Geneseo
  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

The development of Intota addresses the complex operations facing libraries today; from inefficient and redundant workflows, to costly and time-consuming system maintenance and lack of interoperability within the library and the institution at large. Intota is unique from other solutions, both currently in the market and under development, and is an industry first because it leverages a linked data model, lowers total cost of ownership, addresses inherent interoperability and is built entirely around workflows – not legacy platforms.  

Developing an end-to-end unified system that integrates the full spectrum of materials and disparate operations requires expertise in many facets of library management services. “The institutions joining us in development of this solution recognize the critical need to reduce costs, improve workflows and focus on activities that deliver higher value to their users and patrons,” said Stan Sorensen, vice president of management solutions, Serials Solutions. “Each visionary partner brings expertise in addressing specific areas that we know are creating challenges for libraries today. Their forward-thinking insight and passion for creating a ground-breaking solution is refreshing, and captures the essence of why we know Intota is more compelling than other services.”

“We have a history of embracing new technology to deliver innovative solutions and Intota represents the modernization of today’s Integrated Library System (ILS). As a development partner, we are looking forward to the ability to influence development of a solution that will truly transform library management services,” said Bradley D. Faust, M.L.S., assistant dean for library information technology services, Ball State University.

Intota development partners are currently using Serials Solutions products and highly value the company’s track record for building solutions designed to meet the real-world challenges of libraries. “Interoperability is critical to us for improving our workflows and automating our systems,” said H. Austin Booth, vice provost for university libraries, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. “Our ability to influence the development supports our vision to create excellence that can be leveraged by other leading academic research libraries.”

About Intota
Intota is a single, Software-as-a-Service solution that supports the entire resource lifecycle for libraries, including selection, acquisition, cataloging, discovery, and fulfillment regardless of resource type. It was uniquely conceived around the principles of linked data, inherent interoperability, and lower total cost of ownership and built by Serials Solutions, proven innovators in meeting library challenges. Intota will provide relief to librarians by helping them work with greater efficiency so they can devote more time to mission-critical activities.

About Johnson County Community College (JCCC)
JCCC Billington 21st Century Library serves thousands of students, faculty, staff along with Johnson County residents by providing access to a variety of services and resources that support and strengthen the instructional programs of the college and the higher educational needs of the community.

With more than 40,000 students enrolled in credit and continuing education classes each semester, Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is the state's largest institution of undergraduate higher education. Nationally known for the quality of its programming and teaching, JCCC offers a full range of undergraduate credit courses that form the first two years of most college curricula. In addition, more than 50 one- and two-year career and certificate programs prepare students to enter the job market in high-employment fields. JCCC’s continuing education program is the largest, most comprehensive in the Kansas City area. JCCC is listed among the top 10 digitally-savvy community colleges in the large college category by the Center for Digital Education and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

About Marist College
Marist College, recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Barron's Best Buys in College Education, is noted for its leadership in the use of technology to enhance the teaching and learning process. Founded in 1929, Marist's 150-acre campus overlooks the Hudson River in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, midway between New York City and Albany, the state capital. Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect and character required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st Century. The College fulfills its mission by pursuing three ideals: excellence in education, the importance of community, and the principle of service.

About Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma State University (OSU) is a modern land-grant system of interdisciplinary programs that prepares students for success. OSU is America's Brightest Orange. Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all. As Oklahoma's only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 35,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 24,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.

The Library's mission is to exist as a resource to expand the learning potential of students and citizens of Oklahoma and to enhance the teaching and research capabilities of OSU faculty. The OSU Library system holds more than 3 million volumes and consists of the Edmon Low Library at the heart of campus and three specialized branch libraries.  OSU-Stillwater is the lead institution of the Oklahoma A&M Library System, which centrally hosts ExLibris Voyager for twelve libraries across the state.

The State University of New York at Geneseo
Founded in 1871, The State University of New York at Geneseo has evolved into one of the premier public liberal arts colleges in the country and is among the most selective institutions in the 64-campus SUNY system. Geneseo attracts students from 35 states and 39 countries and offers a rigorous curriculum with more than 50 degree programs. The college is among the country’s highest-ranking undergraduate institutions in the number of alumni who earn doctorates. “Our students excel because of outstanding teaching and mentoring,” says Geneseo President Christopher C. Dahl, “particularly mentoring in the area of undergraduate research.”

SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library is dynamic and innovative. With about 4,000 visits every day, Milne Library serves 5,500 students and 245 faculty. The library has a long track record of developing programs, services and systems that are transforming libraries, including:

  • The IDS Project -- A nationally recognized and award-winning library cooperative of 75 New York libraries, which has delivered best practices documentation, innovative software and services used across the country.
  • Getting It System Toolkit -- A suite of innovative tools used by hundreds of libraries, helping to transform the workings of acquisitions, interlibrary loan, collection development and discovery.
  • LILAC - Library Instruction Leadership Academy – Milne Librarians Kim Davies Hoffman & Michelle Costello received ACRL’s Instruction Section Innovation Award for developing a collaborative professional development project.

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
The University at Buffalo (UB) is the largest and most comprehensive campus in The State University of New York (SUNY) system and New York’s leading public center for graduate and professional education. Our more than 29,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 400 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, UB is a member of the Association of American Universities.

The University at Buffalo Libraries offer outstanding resources, services and technologies to support the academic success of UB students, the teaching and research of UB faculty, and the intellectual pursuits of UB staff, alumni and community members. The UB Libraries’ web gateway provides 24/7 access to information resources and discovery tools in all formats, including a wide selection of discipline-specific research databases, full-text electronic journals and ebooks, multimedia, print and digital collections.

About Serials Solutions
Serials Solutions provides industry-leading technology solutions for libraries worldwide. The company helps libraries work better by providing innovative, practical Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for discovery and management. Driven by a comprehensive knowledgebase and coupled with unparalleled client support services, these solutions uniquely merge unsurpassed understanding of libraries with expert knowledge of technology. Serials Solutions is a dedicated partner of libraries working to remain vital and relevant to their users and communities.

Serials Solutions, a ProQuest® business, is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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