DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, USA – June 26, 2004: Endeavor Information Systems announced today the development of Voyager InterCirc, a new system to provide circulation interaction between the Voyager integrated library management system and disparate consortia borrowing services from non-Endeavor providers. Voyager InterCirc is a technology for libraries to provide inter-system circulation services in the union catalog environment.
Voyager InterCirc provides opportunities for Voyager libraries that join state or province-wide union catalogs and consortium-wide borrowing and lending projects that use non-Endeavor consortium resource sharing systems. With Voyager InterCirc, Voyager libraries can choose the partnerships and solutions that best meet the needs of their end users. Voyager InterCirc is a testament to the open architecture of Voyager and Endeavor's commitment to meeting the needs of library end users.
Voyager InterCirc utilizes, but is not limited to, standard protocols. When applicable, Voyager InterCirc incorporates Endeavor's work with the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Circulation Interchange Protocol (CIP), commonly called the NCIP standard. In other cases where consortium borrowing systems are not NCIP-compliant, Endeavor is developing Voyager InterCirc to communicate with proprietary practices to deliver end-user benefits.
Voyager libraries may opt for more powerful resource sharing capabilities offered in Voyager Universal Borrowing. This consortium borrowing system provides end users with unmediated patron-initiated borrowing from Voyager to Voyager libraries. In addition, the Voyager Universal Catalog provides a robust union catalog with live holdings and item status displays. Whether offered in concert or as individual systems, Endeavor's resource sharing systems are robust solutions for the increasing needs of cooperative environments.
“Anyone who has worked in a circulation operation understands the importance of circulation services to end users. Those who have joined with other libraries to increase the resources available to their end users also understand the complexities of interfacing disparate systems,” said Shelley Hostetler, Voyager Product Manager. “With Voyager InterCirc, Endeavor has developed a system that establishes this interoperability, and delivers crucial patron-initiated borrowing services to end users.
"Many times our Voyager libraries are members of consortium agreements that require systems from other vendors. Endeavor has a very strong track record for collaborating with our industry peers to benefit our Voyager libraries and their end-users,” explained Verne Coppi, Endeavor Vice-President of Development. “With Voyager InterCirc, Endeavor provides a straight-forward interface between technology solutions. Our development of Voyager InterCirc aligns with the common goals of consortium libraries who band together to provide solutions for rich resources and optimal service to their end-users.”
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.