Boca Raton, FL – September 2005 – Mandarin Library Automation, Inc. has announced the addition of a Z39.50 client to Mandarin Oasis, its centralized, Web-based library management system. This client allows librarians to search Z39.50 sites and easily add items to their library catalogs from these sites. The Z39.50 "search and save" feature is seamlessly integrated as part of the cataloging function. In addition, the Z39.50 client is compatible with Unicode. This allows librarians to search for MARC records in Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese or virtually any other language and save the resulting records directly into their local catalog for no additional cost.
"Many catalogers have had a difficult time obtaining bibliographic records from outside sources that support different languages, but Oasis can now seamlessly do this without any additional software," said Mandarin Vice President of Software Development Harry Kaplanian. "This helps alleviate the cost in both time and money when cataloging these types of items. In addition, Oasis is one of the first low-cost, commercially-available library management systems to offer this feature."
Oasis offers complete automation functions from a single screen, including cataloging, circulation, searching, reports, and inventory. The simple and intuitive interface is easy to learn, and the appearance and features can be tailored for each library.
Oasis helps single sites and districts lower their costs and save time with one-point installation, maintenance and updates. It is a seamless upgrade from Mandarin M3®, Mandarin Library Automation's award-winning, Windows-based automation system that is now offered as a free download.
For more information on Mandarin Oasis or to schedule an online demonstration, call Mandarin Customer Service at (800) 426-7477.
About Mandarin Library Automation, Inc.
Mandarin Library Automation, Inc. delivers library automation solutions utilized by thousands of school, public, academic and corporate libraries in over 50 countries. Mandarin offers the Web-based Mandarin Oasis library management system, the free Window-based Mandarin M3 library management system, full Authority Control, Z39.50 client and server software, classic and virtual union catalogs, Serials and Acquisitions, and numerous other optional modules to provide libraries with fully customized systems.