DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, June 26, 2004: Endeavor Information Systems announced today the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), based in Indianapolis, IN selected the Voyager integrated library management system. At the NCAA, Voyager will manage the current and archival resources of the association, which serves more than 1,000 colleges and universities, athletic conferences and sports organizations devoted to the sound administration of intercollegiate athletics. The NCAA Library and Archives chose the Voyager integrated library management system to replace their current system.
Voyager is the first step in the NCAA's initiative to provide the rich resources of the association via a virtual library. The selection of Voyager follows an initiative from the NCAA President to move the organization to become a model of an electronic organization, providing significant information through a dynamic website. Voyager will be a key communication tool to provide virtual access to the resources of the library and the organization.
Voyager will serve about 350 current users in the NCAA headquarters who provide all research information for the NCAA members, media, and corporate inquiries. Voyager will manage about 12,000 physical items, including significant non-book items cataloged in MARC. The NCAA Library and Archives collects materials relating to sports and sports medicine and acts as the archive for all materials related to the history and activities of the NCAA. The NCAA Library and Archives manages vital information that has crafted collegiate sports, including items related to the history of the codes of the NCAA, rules, conference proceedings, presidential memorabilia and promotional materials related to the association.
“For researchers, Voyager extends the library's resources beyond the boundaries of the physical building space. With Endeavor's ILS, the NCAA Library and Archives will be able to provide quick and seamless access to information, including the valuable facts, stories and profiles from NCAA history,” said Roland Dietz, Endeavor President and CEO. “Three-quarters of Endeavor's Voyager users are libraries at academic institutions, so it's a great opportunity for Endeavor to work with the NCAA Library and Archives, which interacts with academic institutions in a different capacity.”
About the NCAA
The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 360,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 49,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA Championships in Division I, II and III sports. For more information, go to www.ncaa.org.
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 Endeavor Meridian, Voyager, ENCompass, or LinkFinderPlus.