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Endeavor Announces New Options, Upgrades, Partnerships

Magazine article Information Today

Endeavor Announces New Options, Upgrades, Partnerships

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Endeavor Information Systems has announced two new solutions for digital library management that build on ENCompass, its state-of-the-art digital architecture. Endeavor also announced that the 42 Voyager customers currently employing Windows NT will be upgraded to Windows 2000 Server when these libraries implement the new commercial release of Voyager 2000.1 for Windows Server. The company has also announced a new partnership with Syndetic Solutions.

Two New Solutions

Endeavor has unveiled ENCompass for Resource Access and ENCompass for Digital Collections, both of which provide virtually all academic and research

libraries with an appropriate entry point to the continuum of needs that define a complete digital library solution, according to the announcement.

Commercially available since March 2001, Endeavor's complete ENCompass manages, searches, and links the varied resources of academic and research libraries, including locally digitized and commercially licensed materials. Most institutions are moving at their own pace toward the digital library, so the two new ENCompass solutions are designed to provide affordable entry points. ENCompass for Resource Access and ENCompass for Digital Collections allow libraries to solve their immediate needs, while constructing a framework for future digital projects as the resources and demands on the library grow.

Providing a unified, multi-protocol search to many resources, ENCompass for Resource Access offers users a single search of all of the library's licensed databases plus the OPAC. Delivering access by Z39.50, XML gateway, and http searching, ENCompass for Resource Access assures that all of the library's electronic resources are easily searchable. The structure of ENCompass for Resource Access allows libraries to organize their collections in ways that meet campus needs, and offers quick and easy setup for the library.

ENCompass for Digital Collections provides tools that allow the library to easily create and integrate local digital collections. Its flexible design ensures that a library's varied digital collections can be easily managed, yet with library-defined appropriate rights management for digital collections and objects.

Both ENCompass solutions can be used together for a full solution or independently with LinkFinderPlus, Endeavor's comprehensive linking system for all of the library's resources, regardless of the software or information vendor. …

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