Des Plaines, Illinois USA, June 22, 1999 -- Endeavor Information Systems Incorporated announced that Texas A&M University, an ARL member, selected Voyager to replace their NOTIS integrated library system. The nine libraries in the Texas A&M University consortium have combined holdings of over 3.5 million volumes. They expect to be in full production by January 2000.
Texas A&M thought it befitting to follow the spirit of the Voyager product concept "exploration through unified access to content" by giving their servers the monikers of characters in a series of naval tales written by Irish author, Patrick O'Brian. His historical novels elegantly detail the travels of two friends, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, who were officers in the British Royal Navy during the time of the Napoleanic Wars. These stories have been hailed as "The best historical novels ever written…" in the New York Times Book Review. Anne L. Highsmith, Consortia Systems Coordinator at Texas A&M stated, "The Dean of the General Libraries, Dr. Fred Heath, and I, as well as some of our Computer and Information Services staff, are enthusiastic fans of the O'Brian series. Given that the Voyager logo is a sailboat I thought it would be appropriate to name our Voyager servers after favorite naval heroes."
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 www.endinfosys.com