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
Rialto™ makes it easy to buy what you need, use what you buy with a best-in-class market. It will be a single destination for all content types from a variety of publishers and platforms offering multiple access models and licenses.
Rialto™ is a single system built on the Alma platform creating an automatic end-to-end workflow. This allows libraries to provide better service to patrons as information flows quickly from request to availability and better communication to all involved in the selection and acquisition process. In Rialto™, past actions inform future purchase decisions.
Rialto's™ analytics will use data from the library and the community to produce intelligent recommendations based on the usage and value of purchases. Analytics are embedded to support decisions at the point of need. Libraries can more accurately report the value of the library and impacts on patrons to faculty and constituents.
The customer experience in Rialto™ is based on a user-centered approach to support the needs of a variety of staff, from selection through fulfillment. The design is focused around simplification, accessibility, and intuitive steps with the right information presented at the right time.
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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