Universities are partnering with ProQuest to create a next generation solution that bridges selection and acquisition for an efficient, effective, timely system that increases value to users.
ProQuest is commencing the development of Rialto™, a ground-breaking approach to unify selection and acquisition in academic libraries. Through benchmark analytics, recommendations, and a comprehensive marketplace with content of all types – books, ebooks, video and more – from many sources, libraries will have the tools to become more effective and efficient, and to buy what they need, use what they buy.
Partner universities have signed on to guide the development of Rialto™. These institutions include:
"This is about reimagining how libraries select and acquire content in ways never before possible, solving longstanding pain points
and inefficiencies in the library."
-Oren Beit-Arie, ProQuest Chief Strategy Officer
Selection and acquisition process have remained largely unchanged for decades. ProQuest Rialto™ will be reimagining these workflows in 7 key areas.
Selection to dissemination will flow automatically within a single environment.
Librarians will discover insights, value, and overall higher ROI through an algorithm-informed system that provides analytics and recommendations.
The right balance of just-in-time and just-in-case, print and digital, self-serve and mediated buying models will allow libraries to have the resources available when needed.
Users will explore single marketplace through a transformative shopping experience.
Librarians can manage their collection strategies and actions as needed on their own.
Rialto™ will feature a comprehensive marketplace of diverse publishers and expanded content types.
Community building tools will offer new models for sharing and engagement among librarians.
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Library Journal: ProQuest Debuts Rialto, Enhancing Selection and Acquisition for Alma Libraries
ELearning Inside: ProQuest Announces Plans to Revamp Library Acquisitions and Services Under One Platform, Rialto
News Release: ProQuest Announces the Development of Rialto
ProQuest Blog: Modernizing selection and acquisition so libraries can buy what they need and use what they buy