Introducing ProQuest Rialto

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 Rialto

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:

ProQuest Rialto Development Partner universities include...

See our vision:

"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

Here's what our development partners are saying about Rialto

Esther Arens,
University of Leicester

Pascal Calarco,
University of Windsor

Annette Coates,
Northumbria University


Gavin Phillips,
Imperial College London

Elize Rowan,
University of Edinburgh

Scott Cowan,
University of Windsor


David Yott,
University of Windsor

Steve Smith,
Boston University

Sarah Sanabria, Southern Methodist University
Carole Correa-Morris, San Jose State University

The Pillars of Rialto

Selection and acquisition process have remained largely unchanged for decades. ProQuest Rialto will be reimagining these workflows in 7 key areas.

1. Unification

Selection to dissemination will flow automatically within a single environment.

2. Recommendations & Analytics

Librarians will discover insights, value, and overall higher ROI through an algorithm-informed system that provides analytics and recommendations.

3. New Models

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.

4. User Experience

Users will explore single marketplace through a transformative shopping experience.


5. Self Service

Librarians can manage their collection strategies and actions as needed on their own.

6. Comprehensive

Rialto will feature a comprehensive marketplace of diverse publishers and expanded content types.

7. Collaboration

Community building tools will offer new models for sharing and engagement among librarians.

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