DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, Dec. 28, 2001: Endeavor Information Systems announced today that the ENCompass digital management system has been purchased by and delivered to a total of 17 institutions. Only commercially released in March 2001, ENCompass is on a rapid development track and will have its third release, version 2.0, available in early 2002.
The growing list of ENCompass customers includes:
- Cornell University,* Ithaca, NY
- The Getty Research Institute,* Los Angeles, CA
- Kansas State University,* Manhattan, KS
- University of Pennsylvania,* Philadelphia, PA
- University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
- New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
- National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
- The R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, LA
- Auburn University, Auburn, AL
- State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane, QNSLD, Australia
- Maryland Interlibrary Consortium, Frederick, MD
- James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
- National Library of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
- University of Texas-San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
- United Nations International Labor Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
- Disciples of Christ Historical Society, Nashville, TN
- Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
- *denotes development partner
"ENCompass is unmatched by any other system offered today. There is no other single solution to provide navigation across disparate resources, object and collection management, rights and authentication management and a linking solution-all in one system," explained Nadeem Ghias, Endeavor's Director of Digital Library Development. "There are amazing technologies available now. Endeavor is evaluating those technologies and implementing these ideas in our solutions for information access, recognizing libraries are quickly implementing these cutting-edge advancements in their own digital strategies."
"ENCompass can be a single point of access for a multitude of e-resources, including commercial content, local digital collections, even remote collections," said Jane Burke, Endeavor's President and CEO. "ENCompass is the key for the future of information access beyond, but including, the library OPAC-whether the library OPAC is Voyager or another vendor's system."
ENCompass is a complete solution for accessing all of the resources of the library and the campus, including the local OPAC, remote OPACs, previously unseen collections, digital collections, electronic databases, ebooks and journals. Applying new technology standards like XML, EAD and Dublin Core to organize and access electronic resources, ENCompass provides seamless searching across digital object collections while managing and controlling links for separate repositories. ENCompass ties together resources, creating a more effective research base. A complete system, ENCompass includes functionality for search and discovery, object management, collection management, license and rights management plus linking. ENCompass is delivered complete with LinkFinderPlus, the solution for providing seamless access to all library information and relevant services across platforms, journals and publishers, including the latest abstracts, full text of print, links to internet search engines, links to online booksellers and links to review information.
About Endeavor Information Systems
Endeavor Information Systems, based in Des Plaines, IL, was founded in September of 1994. Over 900 academic and research libraries of every size have chosen Endeavor's high performance Voyager integrated library system. Endeavor offers a complete line of library solutions for traditional and digital collections. Visit Endeavor at www.endinfosys.com for more information about Voyager, ENCompass, LinkFinderPlus, or careers at Endeavor.