November 17, 2008
Ease-of-use and a newly designed Web OPAC are just two of the product features that continue to attract institutions to join the more than 1,300 existing Voyager customers
Jerusalem, Israel – November 17, 2008. Ex Libris™ Group is pleased to announce that several institutions have recently selected the Voyager® integrated library solution (ILS). Some of the most recent additions to the Voyager customer community are New York Medical College; Judson College, Alabama; Unitec New Zealand; and the American Embassy in India.
The full-featured Voyager software supports public access cataloging control and authority as well as acquisitions, serials, circulation and course reserves. Sophisticated reporting and system administration are all part of the out-of-the-box product offering. Standards-based, and built on open technology, Voyager interoperates smoothly with existing library systems and new technologies, ensuring that it continues to meet the ever-evolving needs of contemporary libraries.
Voyager 7.0, released in June 2008, focuses on ease of use and increased functionality for library staff and users. Among the highlights of this version are the newly designed WebVoyage OPAC with a modern, user-friendly layout and intuitive search interface; a wide range of accessibility and usability enhancements; and more than 40 new administrative features, including greater flexibility for library staff in customizing search and navigation functions to the needs of their institution.
”Voyager has significantly streamlined many of our library processes, such as updating and editing serials and acquisitions data, helping us to become more efficient,” Dr. Sara B. Kiser, vice president and academic dean at Judson College, commented. ”Voyager has an extremely strong reputation among academic libraries, and we were very impressed by its capabilities during the selection process. The fact that Ex Libris offers a hosted Voyager environment made this the right solution for us.”
”We were impressed by the ongoing commitment to upgrade and enhance Voyager,” remarked Peter Hughes, library director of Unitec New Zealand. ”Thanks to the efficient and responsive support of the Ex Libris project manager in Australia, our implementation of Voyager has been extremely quick and successful.”
The American Embassy in India, which has four libraries located in Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, and New Delhi, chose to replace its former ILS with Voyager to achieve a more robust platform for cataloging activities.
”The distinguished institutions that have recently chosen Voyager to serve as their integrated library system reflect well the breadth of the Voyager customer base, which comprises libraries of all types and sizes worldwide,” remarked Matti Shem Tov, president and CEO of Ex Libris. ”Building on Voyager’s recognized strengths, the Ex Libris product management team is already collaborating closely with the Voyager user community to integrate customer enhancement requests in versions 8, 9, and beyond.”
About Judson College
Judson College was founded in 1838 by Baptists in Marion, Alabama, to educate young women in a Christian environment. The private, independent college was named for Ann Hasseltine Judson, America’s first female foreign missionary, and remains affiliated with the Alabama Baptist Convention. Judson is committed to a quality, student-centered education for the women of today as they prepare for a purposeful life in the future.
For additional information on Judson College, see http://www.judson.edu/
About Unitec New Zealand
Unitec is New Zealand’s largest institute of technology with over 20,000 students participating in programmes from undergraduate certificate to doctorate. Unitec Library – whose mission is to have a pivotal role in Unitec’s teaching and research aspirations by developing and managing quality information resources and library services’ – comprises six facilities in Auckland: three libraries, two learning commons and a student computing centre. In 2006 the Waitakere campus opened with a state-of-the-art library that is unique to New Zealand – it is run as a joint facility with a large metropolitan public library.
For additional information on Unitec New Zealand, see http://www.unitec.ac.nz/
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will enable them to transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 70 countries on six continents.
Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with customers, Ex Libris enables libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. By empowering users to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.
For additional information on Ex Libris Group, see http://www.exlibrisgroup.com/