|Endeavor Information Systems has announced that it has entered into
a partnership with Openly Informatics, Inc. to provide enhanced access
to resources through Endeavor's LinkFinderPlus comprehensive linking
system. Endeavor will extend current capabilities on linking humanities
resources by licensing software and a database from Openly Informatics,
a developer of hyperlinking solutions. Endeavor has also announced the
adoption of its systems at three separate facilities.
Openly Informatics Partnership
JournalSeek, a knowledge database that facilitates links to over 7,700
electronic journals in the sciences and humanities, and Link.Openly (http://www.openly.com/link.openly),
a system for generating links from bibliographic citation data, will be
integrated into LinkFinderPlus. This combination of data, software,
and XML-linking formulas offers more flexible linking capabilities and
an expanded network of linking targets, thereby increasing access with
less effort for libraries that employ LinkFinderPlus.
Available early this year, LinkFinderPlus provides comprehensive
linking for all of the library's resources, regardless of the software
or information vendor. LinkFinderPlus is available as a stand-alone
product to work with any library system and is also available as a module
of ENCompass, Endeavor's system for managing, searching, and linking collections.
LinkFinderPlus is based on OpenURL, the emerging linking standard.
LinkFinderPlusalready includes over 5,000 titles in the Knowledge
By using open standards based on XML,Link.Openly enables the communication
of information needed for linking to journals on the Internet. JournalSeek
developed by Openly Informatics, Inc. and Genamics, its New Zealand-based
partner, allows libraries to easily link to electronic publications from
diverse publishers. Providing information such as journal, ISSN, e-ISSN,
text description, and hierarchical classification, JournalSeek covers publishers
both large and small in the sciences and humanities.
Thomas Jefferson Foundation
The Jefferson Library of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation of Charlottesville,
Virginia, has selected the Voyager integrated library management system
and the Citation Server with LinkFinder electronic database searching and
The first free-standing library in the nation built in honor of a Founding
Father, the Jefferson Library holds an extensive collection of materials
related to the third president of the U.S. as well as to American history.
Located at Monticello, Jefferson's home, the library's holdings include
microfilm collections of Jefferson's papers; extensive audio, film, photo,
and slide collections; manuscripts; architectural materials; and ephemera.
The Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez (SUAGM), a group of
three universities headquartered in San Juan, will be the first library
in Puerto Rico to implement the Voyager system. SUAGM includes the libraries
of Universidad Metropolitana, Universidad del Este, and the Universidad
del Turabo, plus the Centro de Telecommunicacions y Educación de
Distancia, a distance learning center.
"The major reason we needed to change to a new system was our commitment
to support the growing academic programs at our three universities and
our interest to promote distance learning for SUAGM," said Ketty Rodriguez,
dean of learning resources for Universidad del Turabo. She said the universities
have expanded to include multiple satellite centers across the island,
so it is necessary for students to be able to access the library's holdings
from anywhere in Puerto Rico.
State Library of Queensland
The State Library of Queensland (SLQ) of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia,
has selected a group of Endeavor's library solutions. Endeavor's Voyager,
ENCompass with LinkFinderPlus, Citation Server, ImageServer, Interlibrary
Loan, and Universal Catalog were all chosen for the State Library.
The implementation will cater to the State Library of Queensland, plus
three external libraries: the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency
Library, the Arts Queensland Library, and the Queensland Performing Arts
Trust Library. Sun Microsystems hardware was selected for the project.
The main research and reference library in Queensland (with over 1.2
million volumes), the State Library has provided services to the people
of Queensland for over 100 years. SLQ acts as a legal deposit library for
all publications, and also serves as a primary historical research material
repository, collecting one copy of all printed publications produced in
Queensland, as well as videos, CDs, and papers from businesses, community
groups, and nongovernmental organizations.
Source: Endeavor Information Systems, Des Plaines, IL, 847/296-2200;