McMaster University Libraries has just announced they will be moving to the Endeca platform for their catalogue. Their new interface will be launched in January 2007. Read the McMaster press release here. McMaster will become the first university in Canada to choose Endeca. Endeca is the company that supports the North Carolina State University Library catalogue. The Endeca interface follows many of the principles espoused by the Next Generation Catalogue “theory”, being highly browsable by making use of facets and also offering suggestions for alternate searches. This announcement has been paired with the opening of their new ‘Learning Commons‘. A very interesting development!