The New Mexico State University Library will begin using the Voyager integrated library system in January 2000. The Voyager system will replace the Virginia Tech Library System that has been used by the library for many years.
Voyager will make the library's local data more accessible to users, and will provide easy access to remote networked resources. The system provides a full range of functionality, including a user-friendly online public access catalog as well as circulation, course reserves, cataloging, serials, acquisitions, interlibrary loan, system administration and reporting functions. Another feature is Voyager's Citation Server subsystem, which allows for faster access to NMSU's article databases.
David Myers, interim dean of the library, said NMSU chose the Endeavor system because it offers the best opportunities to integrate traditional book collections with expanding electronic resources.
"It also addresses the needs and contributions of our branch campuses," Myers said. "We are excited by the enhanced services that we will be able to offer current and future library users with both the basic system and the optional modules. We look forward to a successful association with Endeavor for many years to come."
The NMSU Library will become the 500th library to utilize the Voyager system, which was created by Endeavor Information Systems of Des Plaines, Ill.