National Library of Australia Selects Voyager

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Endeavor Information Systems has announced that the National Library of Australia (NLA) in Canberra selected the Voyager integrated library system for the management of its 3.2 million volumes. The library will employ Sun hardware for the Voyager implementation.

The library is also implementing Endeavor's geospatial search module with the Voyager system. This will assist with the searching of NLA's extensive map collections. The geospatial search module offers searching of the MARC 034 coded cartographic mathematical data field. Endeavor's Voyager interface to VDX, a software extension to interoperate with Fretwell-- Downing's CDX interlibrary loan system, will also be employed for structured ILL e-mail messages from Voyager to the library's ILL system.

According to the announcement, Endeavor's systems will assist NLA in reaching goals such as improving internal processes to achieve efficiencies and economies, and applying new technology to meet future directions. The implementation of Voyager coincides with the restructuring of the library's Web site, which will provide a greater degree of integration with the catalog. With a simple search, a library client will be able to retrieve a comprehensive range of results from the entire Web site, including the catalog. …