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Press Release: Endeavor Information Systems, Inc. [August 04, 2003]

University of Hertfordshire selects Endeavor Digital Solutions

DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, Aug. 4, 2003: Endeavor Information Systems and the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK, announced today the selection of both the ENCompass for Resource Access system for providing instant access to e-resources and expanded search capabilities and the LinkFinderPlus OpenURL-enabled link resolver. ENCompass will provide resource management and discovery options to accompany the University's 1999 purchase of the Voyager integrated library management system.

Endeavor's leading digital systems are being integrated with StudyNet, the University's managed learning environment, to bring powerful, fast delivery of electronic content and increased access to information directly to the student's desktop through advanced technology. Already established as a campus service that encourages patron empowerment in the Voyager ILS, the University of Hertfordshire Learning and Information Services (LIS) looked for a solution to accommodate anticipated growth in the volume of digital collections.

With Endeavor's digital systems, the Hertfordshire LIS will be able to provide further enhanced user-oriented access to the library's extensive collections of printed and digital information resources. Meeting the University's goals for a robust and comprehensive management system to integrate local and remote e-resources, campus materials and the library OPAC, ENCompass for Resource Access and LinkFinderPlus will provide seamless interaction for targeted delivery of information.

"We knew we wanted a single point to search all resources local and remote," said Jane Arthur, Assistant Director of Learning and Information Services at the University of Hertfordshire. She noted the rapid development track of Endeavor's digital systems, which has provided positive user interface advancements. "We particularly like the fact that if a resource is available through our services, ENCompass for Resource Access displays a button to directly access the full-text without going through a menu of options. This minimizes steps for the user."

"We make users struggle unnecessarily when they have to look in different places for different resources," Arthur said. "We have identified our vision of an integrated database to provide one place to search and find all information users need. We see information resources integrated within StudyNet--we want to develop the interoperability of our systems so users don't see Voyager or ENCompass, but we know those systems are driving all of the resources behind the scenes."

"Always a very visionary and progressive library, the University of Hertfordshire recognizes the advancing needs of users who require quick, easy and accurate access to the wealth of information available in modern print and digital library collections," said Roland Dietz, Endeavor President and CEO. "ENCompass and LinkFinderPlus prove to be very solid decisions for leading institutions worldwide that are dissatisfied with fragmented and underutilized digital and electronic resources and require comprehensive and consistent delivery of resources."

About the University of Hertfordshire Learning and Information Services

Serving a university of 20,000 students, the Learning Resource Centres at the University of Hertfordshire provide 24x7 access to comprehensive and integrated learning resources. Information resources comprise over 500,000 volumes of bookstock, 4,400 print journals and 9,200 electronic journals, as well as digitized past examination papers, information databases, and websites. StudyNet, the University's managed learning environment delivers course-specific information and resources to students through individual personal portals from some 4,000 individual course websites.

About Endeavor Information Systems

Endeavor Information Systems, based in Des Plaines, IL, was founded in September of 1994. A wholly owned subsidiary of Elsevier, Endeavor offers a complete line of library solutions for traditional and digital collections. Visit Endeavor at www.endinfosys.com for more information about Voyager, ENCompass or LinkFinderPlus.


Summary: Endeavor Information Systems and the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK, announced the selection of both the ENCompass for Resource Access system for providing instant access to e-resources and expanded search capabilities and the LinkFinderPlus OpenURL-enabled link resolver.
Publication Year:2003
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:August 04, 2003
Publisher:Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.
Place of Publication:Des Plains, IL
Company:
Company: Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.
Products: ENCompass
LinkFinderPlus
Libraries: University of Hertfordshire
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/10484/

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