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Volume 19, Issue 1 January 2002
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Endeavor Partners with Openly Informatics, Deploys Systems

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 (, 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 Database.

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 linking system.

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.

SUAGM Consortium
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;

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