DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, Jan. 31, 2001: Endeavor Information Systems and Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, celebrated Monday the launch of the Voyager integrated library management system at the seven Queen's University libraries. The launch featured a virtual ribbon cutting celebration with Dr. W. C. Leggett, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University, Paul Wiens, University Librarian, and Jane Burke, President and CEO of Endeavor Information Systems. Queen's is the 26th Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member to implement Endeavor's industry leading Voyager system.
Negotiations for the system were finalized in April 2000, and the Queen's libraries implemented the Voyager 2000.1 software in less than six months. The Voyager software purchased by Queen's also includes Endeavor's Citation Server, Media Scheduling and Interlibrary Loan modules and a Voyager - 3M SelfCheck interface.
The Web and Windows based Voyager system replaces the NOTIS system that was in use at Queen's University since May 1988. The Voyager installation is an important milestone in the Library's goal to maintain current high standards of service and productivity and to maximize the potential of developing digital library initiatives. Designed to enhance library service at Queen's, Voyager offers the flexibility and range of functions that will provide the Library with the best opportunity to integrate traditional book collections with expanding electronic resources. As the library continues to evolve, Voyager will help meet the needs of an ever-changing dynamic university.
About Queen's University Libraries
Seven libraries constitute the research collections at Queen's: the Joseph S. Stauffer Library (Social Sciences and Humanities), the Douglas Library (Engineering and Science, W. D. Jordan Special Collections & Music Library), the Bracken Health Sciences Library, the Education Library, the William R. Lederman Law Library and the Art Library. The Queen's Libraries are a member of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL), and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL).
About Endeavor Information Systems
Endeavor Information Systems, based in Des Plaines, IL, was founded in September of 1994. Over 800 academic and research libraries of every size have chosen Endeavor's high performance library system. Endeavor is delivering the digital library today with Voyager, ImageServer, Citation Server and ENCompass. Visit Endeavor at www.endinfosys.comfor more information about Voyager, careers at Endeavor or Endeavor's complete product suite of solutions for libraries.