Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive


May 01, 2004

SIRS Mandarin, Inc.. Mandarin Library Automation, Inc. announces release of M3 Web OPAC Deluxe. Mandarin Library Automation, Inc. announced the release of M3 Web OPAC Deluxe, a Web-based search tool that incorporates the functionality of the M3 Web OPAC with the powerful search capabilities of MuseSearch by MuseGlobal, Inc. [Full Announcement].

April 01, 2004

SIRS Mandarin, Inc.. Mandarin Library Automation, Inc. announces release of Textbook Module. Mandarin Library Automation, Inc. announced the release of the Textbook Module, an optional module to be used with the Mandarin M3 Library Automation System. The Textbook Module adds a textbook database to your M3 system, allowing you to track, catalog and maintain your textbook collection separately from your library collection. [Full Announcement].

December 17, 2003

SIRS Mandarin, Inc.. Southern Ontario Library Service chooses Mandarin Library Automation, Inc.. Mandarin Library Automation, Inc. announced that the Southern Ontario Library Service, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, has selected Mandarin to provide library automation systems and services to its libraries at consortium pricing. SOLS serves 674 libraries (including branches), 173 Municipal and County Libraries, and 21 First Nation Libraries throughout Southern Ontario. [Full Announcement].

July 30, 2003

SIRS Mandarin, Inc.. EGEG Holding Corp. Sells SIRS Publishing, Inc.. The holding company (EGEG Holdings Corp.) for Mandarin Library Automation, Inc., SCP Commercial Printing, Inc. and SIRS Publishing, Inc. has sold SIRS Publishing, Inc. to ProQuest Company. Mandarin Library Automation will continue to be owned by Elliot and Eleanor Goldstein and operated by the same executive team that has run the company since the division of Mandarin and SIRS in 2001. [Full Announcement].

July 23, 2003

SIRS Mandarin, Inc.. ProQuest Acquires SIRS Publishing. ProQuest Information and Learning has acquired SIRS Publishing, Inc, the highly respected publisher of SIRS Researcher, SIRS Discoverer®, SIRS Enduring Issues and other databases. ProQuest Information and Learning, a unit of ProQuest Company, is a leading provider of online information services to libraries and educational institutions worldwide. [Full Announcement].

June 30, 2003

SIRS Mandarin, Inc.. Mandarin M3 is SIF Compliant. Mandarin M3 was certified as complying with the SIF-enabled Application Product Standard 1.1 on July 23, 2003. [Full Announcement].

November 1, 2001

SIRS Mandarin, Inc.. Commitment to excellence in the library automation industry. SIRS Mandarin has recently been reorganized. The library automation division is now Mandarin Library Automation, Inc. (Mandarin); the electronic and print databases division is now SIRS Publishing, Inc. (SIRS). The SIRS office in Montreal, Canada will be closed. [Full Announcement].

August 29, 2001

SIRS Mandarin, Inc.. Sirs announces corporate reorganization. SIRS Mandarin, Inc. has recently reorganized into two separate corporations. The library automation division is now Mandarin Library Automation, Inc; the electronic and print databases division is now SIRS Publishing, Inc. (SIRS). Both corporations are under a common corporate umbrella. SIRS Publishing, Inc. will continue to host and publish its award-winning print and electronic reference databases. [Full Announcement].