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When is it happening?
The project commenced in 2018 and focused on understanding the benefits, limitations and pain points when using the platform. Feedback was captured through user focus groups with internal and external stakeholders. 2018 also saw a focus on governance for the project with the appointment of a dedicated project manager and establishment of a project steering committee. The first half of 2019 was focused on the official tender process, vendor meetings and exploring the best options for building the new Informit. In August we announced our formal partnership with Atypon and the build of new platform was underway. Since then, the Informit team has been busy keeping the current platform up to date with the latest research and working to address current pain points that will be addressed in the new platform. Informit is preparing for our next evolution coming in 2020.
What are the benefits?
Improved search results, reduction of duplicate records, text and media all in one platform (TVNews and EduTV), better linking between relevant resources, the ability to create new products/Collections quickly, efficiencies for royalties and invoice processing, the ability to accommodate more file formats (such as audio), metadata automation to improve how quickly records can be ingested into the platform, and more advanced analytics tools.
How can I be involved?
We have created a specific web page for engaging with stakeholders on this project. If you would like to contribute, we invite you to submit questions, ideas or comments here. You can also volunteer to be part of our user testing group as we progress through the build.