This profile was created in conjunction with Ryan Buller, Access Services Librarian at the University of Denver.
Q: When are you planning to implement?
A: We are currently mid-implementation. We are also attempting to migrate historical data from Ares to Leganto. Classes start soon, so we hope to be live within the next week or two.
Q: What is the major benefit you hope to see as a result of your institutions use of Leganto?
A: We hope to see a more streamlined process than our current system. This includes the desire for faculty to be able to submit reading lists themselves. We also like that SIPX is incorporated into the workflow. We believe having everything in one system will be very helpful.
Q: What do you see as the major challenge you’ll encounter in getting your community of users to utilize Leganto?
A: We think the biggest challenge will be internal, determining how much we want to open up the tool and promote all of the possibilities to faculty members. Right now, it is a very controlled process, so opening up to faculty and allowing them to submit reading lists themselves may take some convincing.
Q: How will you measure success?
A: Success will be measured by getting feedback from faculty and students. We have shown Leganto to a few faculty, and they seem very excited by what they have seen. If we see more faculty using the service, that would also be indicative of success.
Q: How can the user group best be of help to you?
A: Keep the communications going in the Leganto listserv. These have been very helpful.
Q: How do you see Leganto contributing to the positioning of your library within your University?
A: I don’t know that we see this making a significant impact since it is really a different vendor for a service that is already offered. If the service improves because of the new tool, then that is great, but I don’t really see the library’s position in the university changing as a result of it.
Associate Dean, Knowledge Services & Chief Technology Officer
University of Oklahoma Libraries