Sun and the Endeavor library automation
solution are popular at major academic and research libraries worldwide.
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
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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