DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, Apr. 7, 2004: Endeavor Information Systems announced today that Kathryn Harnish has rejoined the technology-leading library software developer in the newly created position of Product Manager, Electronic Resource Management Systems. In this role, Harnish will assist Endeavor in the research and development of a comprehensive methodology for the handling of library e-resources in academic and research libraries.
Harnish has held a variety of library and library-related positions. Most recently a Library Services Consultant at OCLC, Harnish was also with Endeavor for six years, including three years as Voyager Product Manager. In that role, she led the Endeavor customer task forces that influenced the Voyager 2000 acquisitions module rewrite and the Voyager 2001 Circulation Task Force that initiated enhancements to Voyager's circulation module. Additionally, Harnish managed the Endeavor customer task forces that guided the creation of the Universal Borrowing reciprocal consortial borrowing system and the development of the Universal Catalog consortial union catalog system. Harnish also had successful Endeavor roles in the Customer Service and Digital Library Initiatives divisions.
Harnish held academic library positions as Coordinator of Systems and Reference Librarian at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and as Information Technologies Librarian at Knox College. She holds an MLS from the University of Pittsburgh and a BA from Haverford College.
“Academic libraries are seeking new and better systems for managing the electronic resources end-users demand. Kathryn brings the ideal mix of knowledge to assist Endeavor in delivering a product that will help libraries effectively manage electronic resources. Endeavor is committed to providing the best of breed solution for current and emerging systems to manage content and meet the expectations of today's users,” said Sara Randall, Endeavor Director of Strategic Products.
About Endeavor Information Systems
Endeavor Information Systems, based in Des Plaines, IL, was founded in September of 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.