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Sun Powers Library Automation
Users Of Popular Voyager Solution Embrace Sun Systems and Technologies
November 2, 1998,
Volume 8, Issue 1

Sun and the Endeavor library automation solution are popular at major academic and research libraries worldwide. Endeavor's Voyager software is an integrated information management system designed specifically for libraries to enable functions including public access, cataloging, and acquisitions. Over 93 percent of Endeavors 360 academic and research library customers run Endeavor solutions on the Sun platform. The Voyager library automation solution on Sun supports Sun's commitment to providing leading network computing solutions to the library community and enabling net-based learning and research.

Libraries today face the challenge of making their valuable information easily accessible to local and remote users, from anywhere and at anytime. In addition, libraries must continually improve the efficiency of service offerings, offer additional services to their patrons, and leverage resources among many libraries. Together, Sun and Endeavor provide the solution that allows academic and research libraries to utilize the network computing model and extend access to their valuable and extensive information to users worldwide. It also allows users easy access any related information available on the Internet. The ease of administration, phenomenal speed, reliability, and scalability of the Sun and Endeavor solution mean increased user productivity and cost savings for libraries.

Pennsylvania State System University's Keystone Library Network is using Sun's Enterprise 4000 servers, Sun StorEdge A5000 disk arrays, Sun's Solaris operating environment, and Endeavor's Voyager library automation software to allow students and employees to access a "virtual library" that lists all 14 State System library databases and electronic resources. From any location, students and employees can access on-line resources and request that a copy of any holding be sent to any university library.

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