News from Endeavor

Program: electronic library and information systems

ISSN: 0033-0337

Article publication date: 1 June 2004



(2004), "News from Endeavor", Program: electronic library and information systems, Vol. 38 No. 2.



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News from Endeavor

News from Endeavor

Voyager leads as choice system of ARL members

Endeavor Information Systems has announced a significant milestone in the company’s nine-year history. With the announcements of the Voyager integrated library management system (ILS) decisions at the University of British Columbia Library and University of California-Los Angeles Library, Endeavor’s Voyager system is now ranked as the most chosen ILS among members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Currently 35 ARL members have opted for Endeavor’s Voyager software. According to statistical information reported on Marshall Breeding’s Library Technology Guides (, an information Web site dedicated to reporting news and trends in library automation comprehensively and objectively, Endeavor’s ILS has been selected by 28 per cent of ARL members.

Christchurch Polytechnic selects Voyager, ENCompass and LinkFinderPlus

Endeavor Information Systems has announced that the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT), Christchurch, New Zealand selected three Endeavor systems for increased access to library information. CPIT chose the Voyager integrated library management system to replace its locally developed ILS. For digital library management, CPIT selected the ENCompass system for managing, searching and linking collections and the LinkFinderPlus OpenURL-enabled link resolver for bridging the gap between citations and online full text of articles.

Christchurch is the largest vocational and technical training institution in the South Island of New Zealand and the fourth largest of 23 in New Zealand. Two libraries serve the needs of 28,000 students making up 6,200 full time equivalent enrolments across four campuses. the Library and Learning Services centres hold over 73,000 items to serve the Institute’s technical, bachelor and graduate degree programmes, which have equal status to New Zealand university qualifications.

European Advisory Board

Endeavor Information Systems has announced the development of a European Advisory Board to provide input for country and continent-specific requirements for Endeavor’s advanced technology library systems. Endeavor’s work with diverse libraries around the world includes the development of country and region-specific features to ensure interaction with local customs and practices, document delivery organisations, publishers and user trends. With guidance from global user groups, beginning with this European Advisory Board, Endeavor will ensure diverse needs are addressed in the future development of the Voyager integrated library management system, the ENCompass system for managing, searching and linking collections, and the LinkFinderPlusOpenURL-enabled link resolver.

The members represent diverse institutions, including:

  • LIBRIS, the Royal Library of Sweden (Sweden);

  • National Library of Finland (Finland);

  • University of Edinburgh (Scotland);

  • University of Kent, Canterbury (England);

  • University of Hertfordshire (England); and

  • University of Wales – Cardiff (Wales).

Endeavor systems are currently selected by academic and research libraries in eight European countries.

For further information please contact: Endeavor Information Systems Inc., 84 Theobald’s Road, London, WC1X 8RR, UK. Tel:+44(0) 20 7611 4500; Fax:+44(0) 20 7611 4501; E-mail:; URL:

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