DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, Oct. 7, 2002: Endeavor Information Systems announced today the National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT, selected the Voyager integrated library management system for effective and open management of the Library's 3.2 million volumes. Voyager replaces the DYNIX system at the Library, who will employ Sun hardware for the Voyager implementation.
Another module the Library is implementing with Voyager is Endeavor's geospatial search module. This will assist with the searching of NLA's extensive map collections. The geospatial search module offers searching of the MARC 034 coded cartographic mathematical data field. Endeavor's Voyager interface to VDX, a software extension to interoperate with Fretwell-Downing's VDX interlibrary loan system will also be employed for structured ILL email messages from Voyager to the Library's ILL system.
Endeavor's systems will assist NLA in reaching strategic goals such as improving internal processes to achieve efficiencies and economies, plus applying new technology to meet future directions. The implementation of the ILMS coincides with the restructure of the Library's web site, providing a greater degree of integration with the catalog. With a simple search, a Library client will be able to retrieve a comprehensive range of results from the entire web site, including the catalog.
National Library staff will also benefit from the implementation of Voyager by enabling streamlining the management of acquisitions and cataloging of the hundreds of new collection items processed daily. David Toll, the National Library's Deputy Director-General said, "Voyager has been chosen because it is the product that will best meet the National Library's future needs. Our major aim is to provide clients with fast and convenient access to the Library's massive collections. The implementation of Voyager will mean that users will access a single online catalogue, whether at home or in the Library."
"Endeavor is extremely excited to be working with the National Library of Australia. Voyager is a smart decision because of the NLA's valuable collections, progressive staff, and the vision to be leaders in library excellence," said Jane Burke, Endeavor's President and CEO. "We feel the Voyager system will provide all of the important functionality the Library must have, plus simplified workflows for staff and options for the future needs of the Library."
About Endeavor Information Systems
Endeavor Information Systems, based in Des Plaines, IL, was founded in September of 1994. Over 1,100 academic and research libraries of every size have chosen Endeavor's high performance Voyager integrated library system, 41 libraries have selected the ENCompass digital management system and 50 have selected the LinkFinderPlus open linking system. 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.