DES PLAINES, IL, December 30, 1997-Endeavor Information Systems Inc. announced today that Purdue University became its 101st customer contract site. Reaching this milestone affirms Endeavor's standing as a serious player in the library automation industry. Voyager, Endeavor's information management system, will replace Purdue's current system-NOTIS.
One of the nation's 25 largest universities, Purdue is world-renowned for its teaching and research programs with enrollment topping 64,700 in 1997. Its collection is made up of 2,260,000 volumes and 20,400 serials.
"Voyager is a perfect fit with the university's current technology as well as our plans for the future. We not only see Voyager as a library system, but as a university system. For example, Purdue owns the largest collection of Amelia Earhart artifacts-flight suits, photographs, flight diaries and even one of her airplanes. I envision using Voyager to manage this collection in addition to working with our public relations department to make it available to the public through the internet" said Emily Mobley, Dean of University Libraries at Purdue.
Mobley also believes Voyager puts more power into the hands of the users at Purdue allowing them to have better control over information access. Voyager's flexible design meets the needs of users at every level-from the most serious researchers to casual users.
"We're extremely pleased to add Purdue to our list of customers" stated Jane Burke, Endeavor's President and CEO. "Purdue's vision of the future makes them an ideal customer as well as partner. Voyager's smart design makes it easy to integrate with the university's computing environment."
Based in Des Plaines, Illinois, Endeavor Information Systems Incorporated is an employee-owned information technology company formed in September, 1994. Over 100 academic and research libraries of every size have chosen Endeavor's high performance library system.