DES PLAINES, IL AND CULVER CITY, CA, June 20, 2003: Endeavor Information Systems, a technology leader for library software, and Luna Imaging, Inc., the premier name for managing and using visual collections, announced today an exclusive partnership that brings together the best of both worlds to enrich access to all types of library content.
The alliance, announced at the American Library Association/Canadian Library Association Conference in Toronto, creates a premium content gateway between the ENCompass™ system for managing, searching and linking collections and Luna's Insight® software for working with high resolution images, data, video and audio materials. In addition, this allows Endeavor to provide the option for libraries to purchase an integrated version of Insight with their selection of ENCompass.
Libraries that choose the powerful federated search of ENCompass to access content can now incorporate the power of Insight for their users. When ENCompass users conduct a search it will return results from information contained in Insight collections together with data from other resources. Users who select Insight-enabled results activate Insight's tools for viewing, comparing and organizing full-quality visual resources that are used by leading institutions worldwide for research and classroom use.
"ENCompass is extremely powerful in searching and organizing information from multiple metadata formats while Insight is designed with the core competency to accurately display, in great detail, digital objects. Libraries can be reassured this partnership is the best of both worlds - inherently strong searching and visually appealing and useful image display," said Roland Dietz, Endeavor President and CEO.
"Bringing together Insight and ENCompass complements and extends the strengths of both systems," said Luna Imaging President Michael Ester. "ENCompass can now include Insight collections within its wide matrix of resource discovery, while libraries and their user community can draw on Insight's rich user environment and management capabilities for working with images and other media."
At the ALA/CLA Conference, visit Luna Imaging, Inc. at Booth 2521 or Endeavor at Booth 2421.
About Luna Imaging, Inc.
Luna Imaging, Inc., is based in Culver City, CA. Luna Imaging (www.lunaimaging.com) enables museums, libraries and archives to build and distribute high-quality visual collections in digital form and provides sophisticated software to access and use image collections over the Internet. Luna also provides digitization services, including film and print scanning, file conversion, digital photography and other data services. For more information, visit www.lunaimaging.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-452-LUNA.
About Endeavor Information Systems
Endeavor Information Systems, based in Des Plaines, IL, was founded in September of 1994. Endeavor offers a complete line of library solutions for traditional and digital collections, including ENCompass. Librarians find ENCompass solves the problems of organizing, searching and presenting local digital content. With ENCompass, collections can be created and accessed by taking advantage of standards-based open technology. Visit Endeavor at www.endinfosys.com for more information about Voyager, ENCompass, or LinkFinderPlus.