DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, June 20, 2003: Endeavor Information Systems announced today a 33-member list of international vendor partners certified for electronic data interchange (EDI) with Endeavor's Voyager integrated library management system. Powerfully helping today's Technical Services librarians use electronic communication and software shortcuts to maneuver through a high volume of work, Voyager's EDI capabilities showcase Endeavor's edge in technology leadership.
Endeavor works with vendors on a three-step testing process before certifying vendors. With each vendor, Endeavor ensures data sends and receives properly, shares documentation, and negotiates the discrepancies between systems to ensure success with each message type. Voyager customers benefit with well-informed EDI vendors and smooth transactions in their ILS. Endeavor and its vendor partners work diligently to test each message, removing this burden from the library's workload.
"Academic and research libraries with diverse collection development needs benefit with Endeavor's large number of international vendors certified for interaction with the Voyager system," said Shelley Hostetler, Endeavor's Voyager Product Manager. "Libraries are guaranteed of success with EDI through Endeavor's three-step certification process to test EDI transactions with each UN/EDIFACT standard supporting vendor." Vendors currently certified for EDI with the Voyager system include:
- Academic Book Center
- Aux Amateurs de Livres International
- Baker & Taylor
- The Book House, Inc.
- Blackwell Books
- Brockhaus/Commission GmbH
- Brodart Company
- Busca Inc.
- Casalini Libri
- DA Information Systems
- East View Publications, Inc.
- Eastern Book Company
- Franklin Book Co.
- Houtschild Int. Booksellers
- Ingram Book Co.
- James Bennett
- J.A. Majors Company
- Jean Touzot Librairie Internationale
- Midwest Library Service
- Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Inc.
- Starkmann Ltd.
- Stockmann's Academic Bookstore
- Suomalainen Kirjakauppa Oy
- Swets Blackwell, Inc./Blackwells Information Services
- W. S. Hein & Co.
Voyager libraries interested in encouraging a specific vendor to become EDI-certified with Endeavor's system should speak with their vendor and contact Endeavor at email@example.com. Vendors interested in becoming certified for EDI transactions through Voyager should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For discerning academic libraries that require full-featured library functionality, Voyager is the most robust integrated library management system available. Endeavor partners with libraries for on time and under budget implementations that highlight the individuality of each library and draw upon the unique expertise of its staff. Voyager is chosen integrated library system for over 1,150 libraries around the world.
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. Visit Endeavor at www.endinfosys.com for more information about Voyager, ENCompass, or LinkFinderPlus.