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2 The Digital Library Challenge Resources are hybrid: –Different formats: print, video, audio, web, etc. –Different locations: library, departments, academics, students Resources are either not described or are described using a wide variety of metadata formats Resources are not organised and logically linked together to fit the needs of the users – information “silos” Interoperability: resources reside in different systems that user their own interface, authentication, navigation, etc. Rights and License Management

3 Most Common Leverage Commercial Databases and Content Common Context sensitive reference linking Somewhat Common E-reserves control Less Common Locally developed Digital Content and Collections Less Common Integration with university portal, courseware, learning objects What do libraries want?

4 From Library Management to Resource Management Library Management Library Management Digital Collections Digital Collections Providing Access Providing Access Linking Resources Linking Resources Resource Management Resource Management

5 The solution for managing, searching, and linking all of your knowledge assets

6 Single point of access to all assets: –Regardless of format (web, video, audio, print, etc.) –Regardless of location Searching (Z39.50, HTTP, XML Gateway) Management of digital assets of any format (incl. existing objects) Handles any type of metadata to describe assets Creation of virtual collections containing any variety of assets (allowing for true “discovery”) ENCompass

7 Context sensitive reference linking Rights and License Management tools Proven and cutting-edge technology (Oracle, XML, XSL) Fully customisable interface and navigation Personalisation options (creating individual collections, alerts, etc) ENCompass

8 Seamless, Integrated Access Citations Print Archives Multi Media Course- ware Web OPAC E-Journals

9 Potential Benefits Greatly enhance the access for academics/researchers and students across all existing resources and systems - one-stop, seamless, integrated access Leverage investments in all the different existing systems and resources - no need to replace systems or re-key data Digital object management tools that can work with any metadata format Building virtual collections across all resources that really fit your users’ needs.

10 Potential Benefits Fully customisable to meet your needs – presenting collections, user interface, navigation Operates independently from any library management system Proven and cutting-edge technology (Oracle, XML, XSL) – “future proof” + interoperability with other systems Sustainable partnership with a leading content and systems provider

11 ENCompass Suite

12 For more Information Endeavor Information Systems, Inc. 84 Theobald’s Road WC1X 8RR London United Kingdom Ph Fax URL:


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