Electronic Resource Optimization

Bridge gaps in your electronic resource management and service delivery.

Libraries have made significant investments in electronic resources — not just in the content itself, but also in the systems and personnel to manage it.

But to what end? Are you managing, assessing, and disclosing your eResources as effectively as the resources in your print collection? As fully as necessary in a Web-based world? Based on what we hear, again and again, from libraries, the answer remains a resounding “no.” Despite the investments, despite the effort, e-resource data remains spread out across systems, trapped in the silos in which it is created, and fragmented in ways that complicate the picture for librarians and users alike.

Our transformation engine, PraXis by IMT™, unlocks this data and bridges the gaps between today’s systems and the services libraries and their patrons demand.

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First, PraXis ingests and aggregates data from the various systems used to manage your eResources — both locally, from your ERM, knowledgebase, or integrated library system, and directly, from your providers and other sources. Accommodating and simplifying often-complicated business models and workflows, it brings what’s scattered together, in a holistic picture, for the very first time.

PraXis then allows the manipulation and enrichment of this data, either automatically, based on rules established by the library, or manually, through commonly-used interfaces and applications like Microsoft Excel®.

Finally, PraXis packages data about your eResources for use in other contexts — whether for inclusion in your discovery platform or online search properties, integration into your university’s course management system, or evaluation through the metrics tool of your choice, and more. This feature of PraXis enables you to deliver reliable, extensible — and most importantly, plug-and-play — data in a way that bridges systems from creation to consumption. In short, your library is now free to use its data when, where, and how it wants.