Endeavor Information Systems, a provider of library management software, has announced the general availability of Voyager 6.1, an update to the company's flagship integrated library system (ILS). The new version of Voyager is designed to provide librarians and information professionals with an infrastructure for managing a library's physical assets. Voyager 6.1 provides full ISBN-13 support, including new indexes and modifications to both acquisitions information and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) messages necessary for interacting with 13-digit ISBN numbers.
The expanded search functionality in Voyager 6.1 includes expanded keyword search options, as well as the ability to search holdings records containing specific information about the range of volumes held by a library. These options serve as additional access points for patrons in their efforts to locate desired material and conduct more precise searches overall. The new version of Voyager also features tighter integration with Meridian, Endeavor's electronic resource management solution, enabling electronic resource data to be accessed via the Voyager OPAC, WebVoyáge. This provides users with an overview of a library's electronic holdings, and offers insights into such item-specific information such as terms and conditions, and status, data that was previously unavailable.