DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, Sept. 30, 1999 - Endeavor Information Systems announced today Truckee Meadows Community College is the first Nevada institution to implement the Voyager information management system.
"It was a unanimous decision of our staff and selection committee," said Lorin Lindsay, Director of the Elizabeth Sturm Library at TMCC. "Voyager is a complete system. We'd looked at a number of other programs that weren't complete or wouldn't be complete for a few years."
Truckee Meadows currently shares an Innovative Interfaces system with the University of Nevada-Reno. Voyager will be an independent system for the community college. Lindsay explained TMCC was looking for local control as the college expands locations to serve a growing number of students.
With Voyager, the Elizabeth Sturm Library committee fulfills TMCC's strategic goals: to "keep pace with changing technologies to ensure student success" and "to provide excellent educational programs effectively and efficiently."
The library has noted an increase in library use by patrons at both on and off campus locations. "The busiest time for using our database is 9-10 p.m., and we close at 9," Lindsay said, revealing students are accessing the 45,000 library holdings and 2,500 full text online resources from their homes. Lindsay also noted current library patrons are heavy into electronic information. "Through Voyager we can continue to provide this access." With Voyager's Web OPAC, searching is multidimensional. Patrons can easily search the library's local collection, other libraries' collections, bibliographic and full text databases, images, video and audio files and other resources on the Internet from any location.
"Endeavor is proud Truckee Meadows is migrating from their Innovative system to Voyager," said Jane Burke, Endeavor's President and CEO. "Forward thinking has led the Elizabeth Sturm Library to be the first Voyager site in the state of Nevada. With this move, the library accomplishes the college's strategic goals. TMCC is a great example for libraries of this size who are looking for a proficient, powerful research tool for the 21st century."
The Elizabeth Sturm Library serves over 11,000 students and faculty in the Reno-Sparks-Truckee Meadows region. It is developing a collection of Nevada history and also is the home of the Elizabeth Sturm Gallery, which displays local, regional and national works. Truckee Meadows Community College is one of only four state community colleges in Nevada.
Based in Des Plaines, Illinois, Endeavor Information Systems Incorporated is an employee-owned information technology company formed in September 1994. Over 550 academic and research libraries of every size have chosen Endeavor's high performance library system. For more information, visit Endeavor at www.endinfosys.com