Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Endeavor Information Systems, a provider of library management software and a wholly owned subsidiary of Elsevier, have announced an expanded partnership to create global digital repositories and preservation technologies which protect critical educational, cultural, and historical information.
This multi-year commitment combines Endeavor's software expertise in architecting digital library management solutions and Sun's infrastructure technologies such as Solaris 10 operating system (OS) to create a next-generation platform for digital preservation and storage. Under terms of the agreement, Sun, Elsevier and Endeavor will collaborate on specific solutions and optimize current technologies for the other's platforms. Sun is creating software that connects Endeavor's ENCompass digital library management system to Sun's Java System Access Manager to ensure the appropriate digital data is being distributed to the appropriate people. The companies are also collaborating on technologies such as Sun's StorEdge Content Infrastructure System to ensure optimal ease-of-use. Additionally, the partners will design and deliver digital preservation environments and complementary storage architectures based on the Solaris 10 OS.