DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, June 15, 2002: Endeavor Information Systems and LexisNexis(TM); announced an agreement today that will make select LexisNexis databases available through ENCompass, Endeavor's digital management, organization and linking tool. Through an XML Gateway, ENCompass will be able to search specified content from three popular LexisNexis research databases: LexisNexis(TM); Academic Universe, LexisNexis(TM); Congressional Universe, and LexisNexis(TM); Statistical Universe.
The first agreement of its kind with LexisNexis, the Endeavor plan will provide a single point of access for simultaneous searching that will include these three popular library databases. ENCompass employs multi-protocol federated searching across resources, using traditional protocols like Z39.50 and new technology advances in XML gateways and HTTP searching.
"With the ENCompass XML gateway to LexisNexis content, researchers can have one-stop shopping to selected areas of a very valuable and extremely popular resource like Academic Universe, plus discover content from local library collections, other databases and the local library OPAC," said Jane Burke, Endeavor President and CEO. "Endeavor is happy to partner with the database vendors that are instrumental in the important research happening at academic and research libraries. We are very proud to be working with LexisNexis to enable even more researchers to quickly find valuable content."
"In today's information environment, librarians are rightly concerned about their users' ability to harness the power of the myriad resources they subscribe to," said Timothy Fusco, vice president, LexisNexis Business and Academic Publishing. "We are excited about the ENCompass XML gateway's potential to simplify searching from a user's standpoint and increase access to the range of resources that a library offers. Crucial to the success of the gateway is the presence of trusted and authoritative content, which LexisNexis is pleased to be able to provide."
About Endeavor Information Systems
Endeavor Information Systems, based in Des Plaines, IL, was founded in September of 1994. Over 950 academic and research libraries of every size have chosen Endeavor's high performance Voyager integrated library system and over 25 libraries have selected ENCompass. 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 Solutions, LinkFinderPlus, or careers at Endeavor.
LexisNexis(TM); is the global leader in comprehensive and authoritative legal, news and business information and tailored applications. Its online services combine searchable access to over three billion documents from thousands of sources. A member of Reed Elsevier plc [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK], LexisNexis is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, USA, and does business in 100 countries with 12,000 employees worldwide. The company offers an extensive range of products and customized tools that address job-specific and organization-wide information needs, driving productivity and confident decision making.
In addition to LexisNexis(TM); at nexis.com and lexis.com for corporate, government, legal and association professionals, the company's diverse portfolio of products includes PR Solutions for public relations practitioners; Risk Solutions including extensive public records capabilities and featuring the National Fraud Center for law enforcement and investigative professionals; LexisNexis(TM); Universe products for academic institutions; and The Directory of Corporate Affiliations and the Advertising Redbooks. LexisNexis recently was named one of KM World magazine's "Top 100 Companies in Knowledge Management."