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Press Release: Endeavor Information Systems, Inc. [June 22, 1999]

The blending of history, literature and high technology at Texas A&M University

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


Summary: Texas A&M University selected Voyager to replace their NOTIS 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.
Publication Year:1999
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:June 22, 1999
Publisher:Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.
Place of Publication:Des Plains, IL
Company:
Company: Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.
Products: Voyager
NOTIS
Libraries: Texas A&M University
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Online access:http://www.endinfosys.com/new/a&m.htm
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/3502

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