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Volume 19, Issue 2 — February 2002
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ENCompass Installed at 17 Institutions

Endeavor Information Systems has announced that the ENCompass digital management system has been purchased by and delivered to a total of 17 institutions. Commercially released last March, ENCompass is on a rapid development track and will have its third release, version 2.0, available early this year, according to the announcement. ENCompass customers include the following:
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, New York)
  • The Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles)
  • Kansas State University (Manhattan, Kansas)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
  • University of Richmond (Richmond, Virginia)
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (Newark, New Jersey)
  • National Library of New Zealand (Wellington, New Zealand)
  • The R.W. Norton Art Gallery (Shreveport, Louisiana)
  • Auburn University (Auburn, Alabama)
  • State Library of Queensland (South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)
  • Maryland Interlibrary Consortium (Frederick, Maryland)
  • James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Virginia)
  • National Library of Medicine (Washington, D.C.)
  • University of Texas­San Antonio (San Antonio, Texas)
  • United Nations International Labor Organization (Geneva)
  • Disciples of Christ Historical Society (Nashville, Tennessee)
  • Indiana State University (Terre Haute, Indiana)
"ENCompass is unmatched by any other system offered today. There is no other single solution to provide navigation across disparate resources, object and collection management, rights and authentication management, and a linking solution—all in one system," said Nadeem Ghias, Endeavor's director of digital library development. "There are amazing technologies available now. Endeavor is evaluating those technologies and implementing these ideas in our solutions for information access, recognizing libraries are quickly implementing these cutting-edge advancements in their own digital strategies."

"ENCompass can be a single point of access for a multitude of e-resources, including commercial content, local digital collections, even remote collections," said Jane Burke, Endeavor's president and CEO. "ENCompass is the key for the future of information access beyond, but including, the library OPAC—whether the library OPAC is Voyager or another vendor's system."

According to the announcement, ENCompass is a complete solution for accessing all of the resources of the library and the campus, including the local OPAC, remote OPACs, previously unseen collections, digital collections, electronic databases, e-books, and journals. Applying new technology standards like XML, EAD, and Dublin Core to organize and access electronic resources, ENCompass provides seamless searching across digital object collections while managing and controlling links for separate repositories.

A complete system, ENCompass includes functionality for search and discovery, object management, collection management, license and rights management, and linking. ENCompass is delivered complete with LinkFinderPlus, the solution for providing seamless access to all library information and relevant services across platforms, journals, and publishers, including the latest abstracts; full text of print; and links to Internet search engines, online booksellers, and review information.

Source: Endeavor Information Systems, Des Plaines, IL, 847/296-2200;

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