SCS Sustainable Collection Services


Helping libraries understand their book collections and coordinate regionally through data visualization and decision support tools.

The Business

Academic libraries rely on GreenGlass's data and visualization tools to help them understand the broad patterns and trends in their book collections, make informed decisions quickly, and coordinate work with other libaries in both their immediate region and across the country. There are over 300 academic libraries across three continents using GreenGlass to help manage their print and ebook collections.

Startup company Sustainable Collections Services (SCS) first approached Argentic to design and build the first version of their product, GreenGlass, in 2012. After three years of impressive growth, SCS and their GreenGlass product was purchased by OCLC, owner of WorldCat and one of the industry's leading technology and data providers for academic libraries.

After the acquisition, OCLC continued and expanded its partnership with Argentic, accelerating the pace of design and development of new features for SCS's flagship product. It is a partnership that continues to this day.

GreenGlass Collection
Collection overview

GreenGlass helps libraries understand their collection at a broad level before diving in to the details.

GreenGlass Collection Visualization
Data visualization

Visually analyze your library's collection across several available metrics.

GreenGlass Comparator - HathiTrust
Visual cross analysis

Combine metrics visually to discover meaningful correlations and trends.

GreenGlass Collection Map
Coordinate multiple libraries across regions

Academic libraries don't exist in a vacuum. GreenGlass can help libraries share data and coordinate across geographic regions.

GreenGlass Item List
Query down to individual books

Model high level decisions using visual tools, and then dive into see individual titles that are affected by those models.

GreenGlass Group Model - Dots to Scale
Cooperative modeling

Join other libraries in your decision making by using shared visual tools. Reach consensus quickly by operating with shared data and easy to understand models.