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Endeavor Releases the Beta Version of Voyager 2001.2, Announces System Purchases

Magazine article Information Today

Endeavor Releases the Beta Version of Voyager 2001.2, Announces System Purchases

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LIBRARY SYSTEMS

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Endeavor Information Systems, Inc. has announced that Voyager 2001.2, the 13th release of its integrated library management system, has moved into the beta process. This testing will reportedly ensure the effectiveness of new functionality, such as the changes in circulation features and newly designed system administration for libraries of all sizes and backgrounds. Endeavor also announced that several libraries have selected its systems.

Voyager 2001.2

The new Voyager 2001.2 release features enhancements across all modules and the complete Voyager product suite. According to the announcement, one highlight is a functionality enhancement that was developed in partnership with Endeavor's Circulation Task Force, a group of eight Voyager customer-librarians from institutions around the world who assisted the company with determining new circulation upgrades.

Endeavor has also developed "circulation clusters" to manage differing circulation policies in one Voyager database. Circulation clusters are helpful in settings in which any number of distinct libraries share a database, but each library has separate control of its own items, patrons, and policies.

Increased individual patron security, including added masking of sensitive information, is also included in the Voyager 2001.2 circulation modifications. Because libraries worldwide have different policies for notice intervals and due dates, the Circulation Task Force ensured that the Voyager 2001.2 release provides even more extensive flexibility in profiling local practices to each library's Voyager system.

U.K. Libraries

The Falmouth College of Arts (FCA) Libraries and the University of Exeter together have selected the Voyager system; the ENCompass system for managing, searching, and linking digital information; and the Media Scheduling media management system. …

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