Endeavor has confirmed that it has been selected to supply the Library of Congress with a single client/server system to replace a number of existing systems- some of them decades old. Endeavor will provide applications software for acquisitions, serials control, cataloging, circulation, and patron access catalog modules; including client software for 3,000 staff and patron workstations. The new system will have a database of over 12 million bibliographic records and four million authority records. The patron access catalog will be accessible via the Web. The goal is to have the new system operational by October, 1999.
With a customer base of 128, Endeavor has announced that it plans to broaden its marketing effort beyond North America with the establishment of an international sales unit. The company is not without international clients: it already has sites as far away as the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Of the major North American vendors of multi-user automated library systems, all but two- Gaylord and The Library Corporation-are now international in scope. Approximately 30 percent of 1997 sales of North American companies came from outside North America, and the percentage is rising.
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