The UCLA Library has officially accepted its new online information system from Endeavor Information Systems. Voyager, Endeavor's integrated information management system, features a Web-based public access catalog, cataloging functions, acquisitions and serials management, circulation services, and course reserves.
The implementation of the Voyager system began in October 2003, and the public access catalog was released for use in July 2004. Per the terms of the Library's contract with Endeavor, official acceptance of the system was contingent on all functional elements' achieving and sustaining specified levels of performance during actual operations.
"We are pleased to have achieved this milestone in our implementation of the Voyager system," said UCLA University Librarian Gary E. Strong. "The system offers our on- and off‑campus users access to complete information about holdings in UCLA libraries and collections as well as personalized services for searching and retrieval. We look forward to continuing to work with Endeavor and with our users to further tailor the system to meet the research and instructional needs of faculty, students and scholars."
Ranked among the top 10 research libraries in the United States, the UCLA Library system is a campuswide network whose principal components are the Charles E. Young Research Library, the College Library and seven subject libraries. Its collections encompass more than 7.6 million volumes as well as important collections of archives, audiovisual materials, corporate reports, government publications, manuscripts, maps, microforms, oral history transcripts, photographs, technical reports and other scholarly resources