DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, Dec. 23, 2003: Endeavor Information Systems and the Open University (OU), Milton Keynes, UK, announced today the selection of ENCompass, Endeavor's digital management, organization and linking tool for the University Library. ENCompass will provide resource management and discovery options to accompany the University's 2000 purchase of the Voyager integrated library management system.
Endeavor's systems will provide additional functionality, cost effectiveness, and better integration with other university-wide software systems.
“With very broad information access needs, the Open University required an open end-to-end digital framework to serve diverse users around the world. The linking, powerful federated searching, and digital collection management capabilities of ENCompass are the ideal solution to help the Open University fully utilize their valuable digital resources for the benefit of the worldwide end-users,” said Roland Dietz, Endeavor President and CEO.
About the Open University Library
The Open University was founded in 1969 as a distance learning institution to provide access to university-level education regardless of the student's location or previous educational background. Originally, Open University courses were complemented by BBC radio broadcasts and more recently by BBC television programs. Today they are more likely to be supported by multi-media and Internet-based resources and Internet-based conference facilities.
About Endeavor Information Systems
Endeavor Information Systems, based in Des Plaines, IL, was founded in September 1994. A wholly owned subsidiary of Elsevier, 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.