BELTSVILLE, MD., April 30, 2002: The National Agricultural Library (NAL) has selected the "Voyager" integrated library management system, produced by Endeavor Information Systems, Inc., to organize, manage, and provide access to NAL's extensive collection. The Voyager system will be installed and tested at NAL over a year-long process, and fully implemented in May 2003.
"The Voyager system offers us a fully integrated, multi-tiered client/server system, and its software modules allow digital information management and enhanced content linking," said NAL Associate Director Sally Sinn. "That means local and remote information resources will be easily accessible from a single point of access in our online public access catalog, and that it will be easier for us to manage all facets of NAL's operations."
The National Agricultural Library www.nal.usda.gov in Beltsville, Md., is known for its expert staff, extensive AGRICOLA bibliographic database of more than 4 million citations, leadership role in information services and technology applications, and collection of over 3.5 million items of information about food, agriculture, and natural resources. The NAL is one of four U.S. National Libraries, and part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service.
Endeavor Information Systems (www.endinfosys.com) based in Des Plaines, IL, offers a complete line of products for traditional and digital libraries.