London Social Science Library and Law Society of Upper Canada Select Endeavor

Mar 12, 2004


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Endeavor Information Systems has announced that the Library of the London School of Economics and Political Science (the British Library of Political and Economic Science), London, England, and the Great Library of the Law Society of Upper Canada have selected suites of Endeavor's systems. The British Library of Political and Economic Science intends to use Endeavor to provide interoperability for users, accessibility for library materials, and the basis for future library advancements. For library automation services, LSE selected the Voyager integrated library management system and the Voyager integrated interlibrary loan module, plus the Voyager interface to self check systems. Complementing the Voyager system, LSE selected Endeavor's digital systems: the ENCompass for Resource Access system for providing access to e-resources and the LinkFinderPlus OpenURL-enabled link resolver for bridging the gap between citations and online full-text of articles.

The Library of the School is devoted exclusively to the social sciences. Founded in 1896, it is also known as the British Library of Political and Economic Science and collects material worldwide in all major European languages. A European Documentation Centre and special depository of U.S. federal government publications, the Library is also a United Nations depository library, and houses materials relating to several worldwide organizations. The Library Archives hold items relating to British political, economic and social history, social anthropology and the history of philosophy.

The Great Library of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada selected the Voyager integrated library management system, the ENCompass for Resource Access system for providing access to e-resources, and the ENCompass for Digital Collections system for managing and searching digital objects. The Great Library will employ ENCompass to manage borne digital resources as well as items that the library is digitizing for future research needs.

A non-lending library, with the exception of items loaned for use in court proceedings, the Great Library's volumes serve the legal research and information needs of Law Society members with a collection of materials necessary to the practice of law. Founded in 1828, the Great Library's collections document the growth of the legal system in Canada and other common law countries. Collecting the statutes and law reports from Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and other common law jurisdictions, the Great Library of the Law Society of Upper Canada aims to provide a comprehensive reference service for the Society's members. Special collections include Canadian pre-confederation statutes, early Upper Canada imprints, and English nominate reports, yearbooks, abridgments, and treatises. A special collection, the Riddell Canadian Library holds items depicting local history, political life, religion, government, and the development of law in Ontario and greater Canada.

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