DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, USA Jan. 12, 2000 - Endeavor Information Systems Inc. announced today a joint partnership with Clio Software to integrate Clio, the interlibrary loan (ILL) and document fulfillment management system, into its Voyager library management series. By incorporating Clio's extensive functionality, the Voyager integrated library management system will provide the best ILL capabilities available.
The partnership offers completely integrated library information management and ILL capabilities, beginning with this summer's Voyager 2000 release. Clio's ILL capabilities will be tightly integrated into Voyager's OPAC and Circulation modules. Clio provides structured email requests, full tracking, links to OCLC and Prism ILL, as well as DOCLINE support.
Endeavor's delivery of interlibrary loan capability is being expedited, appearing in the Voyager 2000 release instead of the 2001 release as originally planned. For the Voyager 2001 release, the Clio integration will include full ISO 10160/10161 support, local document delivery, and billing linkage.
Clio is a fully developed, flexible solution to assist libraries in improving patron service, office efficiency, and management information. With over 540 established customers in 47 states, Canada and Hong Kong, Clio is a proven interlibrary loan solution in the library market.
"Combining forces will bring the best of both products to the library community," emphasized Larry Perkins, President of Clio Software. "Voyager is very well respected in the integrated library world and Clio is well respected in the interlibrary loan community. We're bringing together the best of both worlds."
"In addition, we believe this partnership will also allow us to enhance the technical capabilities we can offer all of our Clio customers in the coming months and years," Perkins continued.
"We are delighted to provide this level of integration to our customers," said Jane Burke, Endeavor's President and CEO. "Resource sharing through interlibrary loan is an integral part of every library's mission. This partnership gives us a strong base of current functionality and a platform for the future."
Recently relocated to New Hampshire from California, four year-old Clio Software brings over 50 years of combined computer experience to their commitment to the development of academic, professional, and small business software solutions. They are accessible at http://www.cliosoftware.com
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 http://www.endinfosys.com