DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, Dec. 21, 1999: Endeavor Information Systems announced today the Manukau Institute of Technology Library in Manukau City, Auckland, New Zealand is the first Voyager library in the New Zealand and Australia area to implement the Voyager integrated library system interface with the 3M SelfCheck System.
With Voyager's easy to use graphical user interface, patrons are able to find information quickly and accurately; then by using SelfCheck, patrons may check out their own materials. This do-it-yourself procedure saves libraries time and money while increasing the productivity of the library staff.
"Voyager was a huge step--it's wonderful. Now with Voyager and SelfCheck, the staff can spend more quality time with customers that need us," explained Barbara Garriock, Institute Librarian at Manukau Institute of Technology. "We don't feel we have to push customers through as quickly as possible to serve them all efficiently."
"SelfCheck wasn't used to its highest capacity with the previous library automation system because the system was just very slow," Garriock explained. She said in an environment where customers are used to a quick self-service society, students now feel empowered by the phenomenal speed of the Voyager system and the convenience of SelfCheck. "This way, students don't have to wait for library staff to check out their books, they can do it on their own, giving them more time to study," she said.
"New Zealand has become a very automated society--patrons appreciate SelfCheck because it is fast, easy, and guarantees their privacy," explained Trevor Cheer, 3M New Zealand Account Executive.
"Voyager was designed to incorporate time saving advancements like the SelfCheck system." explained Jane Burke, Endeavor's President and CEO. "Progressive systems like Voyager and SelfCheck are implemented in today's libraries to enhance the power of library professionals. We are proud of the Manukau Institute of Technology Library for recognizing the needs of the staff and patrons and meeting those needs by combining Voyager's smart design with SelfCheck's efficiency."
Established in 1970, Manukau Institute of Technology is one of New Zealand's premier education and training institutes. The four campuses across Manukau, central Auckland, and Drury serve 22,000 students and over 800 staff. The catalog of the Manukau Institute of Technology Library may be accessed at http://library.manukau.ac.nz
Based in Des Plaines, Illinois, Endeavor Information Systems Incorporated is an employee-owned information technology company formed in September 1994. Over 600 academic and research libraries of every size have chosen Endeavor's high performance library system. For more information, visit Endeavor at ttp://www.endinfosys.com