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CLIC Selects ProQuest Intota Library Services Platform as its Next

Shared System

SEATTLE, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooperating Libraries in

Consortium (CLIC) of St. Paul, Minnesota, is the first academic

library consortium to subscribe to ProQuest's cloud-based library

services platform, IntotaT. The CLIC libraries will be taking full

advantage of the transformative nature of the Intota library services

platform, implementing in phases beginning with the Summon discovery

service this spring. During 2014 they also plan to implement Intota

for assessment and for e-resource management, with other components to


"We are thrilled to be on the cutting edge with ProQuest's new

technology," said Ruth Dukelow, executive director, CLIC. "Our

libraries will be able to leverage the sizeable investments they have

made in print and electronic collections, audio and visual content,

and institutional documents by making these resources readily

discoverable and accessible to our users through Intota's integrated

management and discovery tools."

Trends in library usage and collections, and in higher education

overall, point to a need for more innovative solutions that will

re-invent and surpass, not just match, traditional systems. Intota is

a library services platform with services designed to address the real

needs of today's libraries and help them transform how they manage

increasingly digital collections and how their users discover those

collections and interface with the library. With Intota, ProQuest is

focused not on just replacing the status quo, but on transformation by

addressing the needs for the future. It's a platform built for

workflows of tomorrow that addresses libraries biggest needs today.

According to the Director of University Libraries at Bethel University

and CLIC Board President, David Stewart, "When our libraries began the

process of selecting a next-generation system, we focused on finding a

solution that would provide the maximum benefit to our users. After a

thorough investigation of the available options, our Board concluded

that ProQuest's discovery and management services best matched CLIC's

requirements for outstanding and innovative solutions to serve our


CLIC member libraries subscribing to the services include: Augsburg

College, Bethel University, Concordia University, Hamline University,

St. Catherine University, University of Northwestern-St. Paul, and

University of St. Thomas.

About Intota Intota is a library services platform designed to address

the key needs of today's libraries - managing electronic collections

and supporting the expectations of the modern patron. Intota combines

discovery, linking, collection management and assessment in one system

built on a single knowledge base. With Intota, ProQuest is focused not

just on replacing the status quo, but on transforming library

management. Intota is built to accommodate the evolution of workflow,

yet also address the biggest pain points libraries face today.

About CLIC Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC), a consortium of

private colleges and universities located in Minneapolis and St. Paul,

Minnesota, was founded in 1969 to support cooperative collection

development, interlibrary loan, and document delivery in and among its

member libraries. Since then, CLIC has expanded its mission to support

a wide range of library services, including a shared automation

system, digitization of selected library collections, and access to

electronic resources. CLIC's Vision is to create a world-class

research library experience for its academic communities.

About ProQuest ( ProQuest connects people with

vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's

products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including

dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical

collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the

critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share,

create and manage information.

The company's cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for

librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest@, Bowker@,

Dialog@, ebrary@, EBL@ and Serials Solutions@ businesses - and notable

research tools such as the Summon@ discovery service, the RefWorks@

FlowT collaboration platform, the PivotT research development tool and

the IntotaT library services platform. The company is headquartered in

Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

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