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Press Release: Endeavor Information Systems, Inc. [March 17, 2005]

University of The Arts London selects extensive suite of Endeavor Library Software Systems

DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, March 17, 2005: Endeavor Information Systems announced today Library and Learning Resources (LLR) of University of the Arts London, United Kingdom, selected an extensive suite of six Endeavor library software systems.

University of the Arts London consists of five of the world's most famous art and design colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Chelsea College of Art and Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London College of Communication (formerly London College of Printing), and the London College of Fashion.

The University's 20,400 foundation, undergraduate, masters and doctoral students come from over 100 countries. Traditional students, distance learners and short course scholars are supported by more than 370,000 items in the LLR collections.

University of the Arts London's LLR is the second service to select Endeavor's new Meridian software for efficient, effective management of electronic resources. For library resource management, LLR chose the Voyager integrated library management system, the Voyager Interlibrary Loan system and the Voyager interface to selfcheck systems.

For digital library and linking integration, LLR opted for the ENCompass for Resource Access Premium package, the highest level of Endeavor's system for federated searching of electronic resources, and the LinkFinderPlus OpenURL-enabled link resolver for bridging the gap between citations and the online full-text of articles.

Mary Auckland, Director of LLR commented:“Endeavor was chosen through a rigorous tender process as the supplier of systems that best suited our needs. By choosing Voyager and ENCompass we aim to provide a dynamic user-friendly system for students, library staff and the wider university community. We look forward to implementing ENCompass for Resource Access, and LinkFinderPlus and Meridian, thus providing integrated access to a broad and easily managed range of electronic resources and digital collections.We are pleased to be working with Endeavor on this major university project.”

“University of the Arts London's LLR has progressive goals to support the University's mission to be at the forefront of learning. LLR aims to significantly enhance the learning, teaching and research experience of its staff and students by fully utilizing the wealth of LLR resources and information available,” said Roland Dietz, Endeavor President and CEO. “Endeavor is very pleased the visionary leaders at University of the Arts London's LLR recognize the advantages of our complete suite of advanced library software systems. We are especially honoured the University of the Arts London is the second customer for our newly available Meridian electronic resource management system.”

About the University of the Arts London's Library and Learning Resources Service A centrally managed service, LLR manages library and learning resource centres across seven of the University sites around London. Library and Learning Resources at University of the Arts aims to deliver an excellent, value for money service that is integral to the academic life of students, researchers and staff. Its vision is to provide easy access to high quality information and facilities which inspire and support learning, teaching and research at all levels and to create a supportive and enabling environment for learning and study.

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 for more information about Endeavor Meridian, Voyager, ENCompass, or LinkFinderPlus.

Summary: Endeavor Information Systems announced Library and Learning Resources University of the Arts London, United Kingdom, selected an extensive suite of six Endeavor library software systems.
Publication Year:2005
Type of Material:Press Release
Date Issued:March 17, 2005
Publisher:Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.
Place of Publication:Des Plains, IL
Company: Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.
Products: Voyager
Libraries: University of the Arts London
Subject: System announcements -- selection

LTG Bibliography Record number: 11358. Created: 0000-00-00 00:00:00; Last Modified: 2012-12-29 13:06:47.