WA TAFE Libraries Select Voyager, Encompass

Aug 26, 2003

Endeavor Information Systems has announced that the Western Australia Department of Education and Training, Perth, WA, Australia selected Endeavor's systems on behalf of their Library and Information Services and the 35 libraries of the 10 Western Australia Technical and Further Education (TAFE) Colleges. The Libraries will employ the Voyager integrated library management system, the Voyager Interlibrary Loan system, the Voyager interface to self-check systems, the Media Scheduling materials booking system, and the ENCompass for Digital Collections system for managing and searching digital objects. Voyager replaces the Dynix and Horizon Sunrise library systems.

With over 443,000 items, the TAFE libraries serve more than 110,000 students and 4,000 staff. The Department of Education and Training is a Government of Western Australia agency established to promote employment, vocational education, and training opportunities.

The TAFE libraries include: Central TAFE, Perth, WA; Central West College of TAFE, Geraldton, WA; Challenger TAFE, Fremantle, WA; CY O'Connor College of TAFE, Northam, WA; Department of Education and Training, Perth, WA; Pilbara College of TAFE, Pilbara WA; Great Southern TAFE, Albany, WA; Kimberley College of TAFE, Broome, WA; Swan TAFE, Perth, WA; South West Regional College of TAFE, Bunbury, WA; and West Coast College of TAFE, Perth, WA. Endeavor's systems will also provide interoperability with many other TAFE WA systems, such as enrollment and finance systems.