DALLAS, TX., U.S.A. -- Majors Scientific Books and University of Kentucky have agreed to work together to beta test electronically transmitting orders and invoices using Endeavor’s Voyager integrated library management system. Beginning in September, the two organizations will commence testing using the EDIFACT standard to process orders electronically via the Voyager system. The interface will provide users of Endeavor’s Voyager the ability to electronically transmit book orders using FTP protocol to transfer files to and from Majors. The library will transmit orders to Majors who will pick them up electronically and process them through their system without any manual intervention. An order acknowledgement will be electronically transmitted to the library listing the items that will be shipped as well as backordered titles. After the items are shipped, an electronic invoice will be sent to the library for them to pick up and download into Voyager.
Janet Stith, Director of the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center Library said, "Our staff is excited about the efficiencies we will realize in the library by implementing EDI ordering and invoicing. We anticipate saving 4-6 hours per week in acquisitions once the interface is completed, giving us time to work on other projects."
"We’re excited to be working with this prestigious library. Their interest and commitment to participate in the beta testing process will pave the way for other users of Endeavor’s Voyager system, saving time for everyone involved," says Sherry Thompson, Vice President of Library Services, Majors Scientific Books.
Testing should be completed before the end of the year 2001. The service will then be available to all libraries using Endeavor’s Voyager.