Ex Libris Group, provider of automation solutions for academic libraries, announced the release of version 7.0 of the Company’s Voyager integrated library system (ILS). Highlights include WebVoyáge OPAC, and a search model offering a range of basic and advanced search options. Voyager 7.0 also contains administrative enhancements, including improved functionality for maintaining catalog records and a wider range of options for updating and editing serials and acquisitions data.
Ex Libris Group has also embarked on formalizing its strategy of developing open products. Ex Libris has translated its open-platform strategy into a program spanning three areas of activity including formalizing the process by which it publishes interfaces, increasing emphasis on service-oriented architecture (SOA) principles, and providing a platform that promotes collaboration. To support this new strategic direction, Ex Libris has created EL Commons, a collaborative Web-based platform hosting the Developer Zone, where community members can access documentation, upload software they want to share, and download components from other community members.