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Cornell University selects Endeavor: strengthens commitment to unified access to diverse information resources

Press Release: Endeavor Information Systems, Inc. [June 29, 1999]

Des Plaines, Illinois USA, June 29, 1999: Endeavor Information Systems Incorporated announced today that Cornell University has selected Voyager to replace their current integrated library system NOTIS.

Today Cornell is one of the largest academic research libraries in the United States and comprises over 19 libraries across the Ithaca campus and in New York City.

Cornell conducted an exhaustive search over a three year period for an integrated library system to manage its more than 6 million printed volumes, 7million microforms, 74,500 sound recordings, 4000 computer files, more than 60,000 journals, and extensive unpublished holdings including more than 8 million manuscripts and another million photographs, paintings and prints. Sarah Thomas, University Librarian at Cornell said, "Cornell's Library Management System Evaluation Team has exacting standards. Voyager impressed our staff as the best product to support both our routine operations and our many cutting edge digital initiatives."

Pioneers in Digital Collection Creation and Access

Cornell University is a recognized leader in applied research and development in emerging technologies. Since 1990 they have focused on building large collections of digital resources. Cornell developed nationally adopted standards for digitization quality, and has employed these standards to build many major image collections including the Making of America project, developed in cooperation with the University of Michigan, and the Core Historical Literature of Agriculture collection. Current projects include the Making of America II project and the nearly 40 other digital initiatives of the Cornell Institute for Digital Collections. The Institute focuses on integrated conversion for cultural and scientific collections campus-wide and nationally within common library access. This rich array of digital collections is provided within an electronic gateway, a pioneering effort in resource discovery conceived in the mid 1990's by Cornell's biological sciences library.

Through its selection of the Voyager system, Cornell's leadership in the digital arena will expand to unite access to its vast array of print, archival and digital resources and provide a vision for the evolving library of the new century.

Based in Des Plaines, Illinois, Endeavor Information Systems Incorporated is an employee-owned information technology company formed in September, 1994. Over 400 academic and research libraries of every size have chosen Endeavor's high performance library system. For more information, come to our website at

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Publication Year:1999
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:June 29, 1999
Publisher:Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.
Place of Publication:Des Plains, IL
Company: Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.
Products: Voyager
Libraries: Cornell University
Subject: System announcements -- selection
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Record Number:3501
Last Update:2024-01-22 17:26:40
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00