Serials Solutions Partners with OSU Library
Testing begins on new product, Intota
July 17, 2012
For Immediate Release
STILLWATER -Oklahoma State University Library has joined Serials Solutions, and five other partners in the development of Intota™, a new product supporting all aspects of library functions, including selection, acquisition, cataloging, discovery and fulfillment regardless of resource type. The first iteration of the product is in testing now.
“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 Jane Burke, vice president strategic initiatives, Serials Solutions.
Librarians at OSU are actively using and providing feedback to shape the development of Intota. The partners are also the first in market to experience the new Serials Solutions knowledgebase, (in development), a single integrated database that supports global print and electronic resources – enabling faster and more comprehensive selection, acquisitions and description.
“A deliberate and iterative development approach enables us to leverage the expertise of our partners. Their intimate knowledge of the overwhelming challenges of today’s Integrated Library System (ILS), ensures Intota will go deeper and broader than other products that are based on legacy ILS solutions,” said Michael Gersch, senior vice president and general manager of Serials Solutions.
The development of Intota addresses the complex operations facing libraries from costly and time-consuming system maintenance to lack of interoperability within the library and the institution at large. Developing a unified system that integrates the full spectrum of materials and operations requires expertise in many facets of library management services.Other development partners reflect the diversity of academic libraries and include Ball State University, Johnson County Community College, Marist College, The State University of New York at Geneseo and University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.
Oklahoma State University 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 36,000 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 245,000 students to serve Oklahoma, the nation and the world.
Last Updated: 17 JULY 2012