Library Technology Guides

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March 26, 2001

SIRS, Inc.. Mandarin M3 Library Automation System releases new version of Windows OPAC. The Mandarin M3 Library Automation System recently upgraded its M3 Windows OPAC to include patron access to personal account information, enhanced tagging, sorting capabilities and more. [Full Announcement].

February 20, 2001

SIRS, Inc.. New enhancements and reports added to Mandarin M3. Educational publisher and software developer SIRS Mandarin, Inc. continues to enhance its popular Mandarin M3 Library Automation System with a variety of new features, updates and reports designed to provide users with optimal flexibility and ease-of-use. [Full Announcement].

February 6, 2001

SIRS, Inc.. Libraries turn to Mandarin M3 for automation needs. A growing number of school, academic and public libraries worldwide are turning to the Mandarin M3 Library Automation System for their automation needs. [Full Announcement].

January 31, 2001

SIRS, Inc.. Pettes Memorial Library to automate collection with Mandarin M3 library automation system. SIRS Mandarin, Inc. recently announced that one of Quebec''s oldest public libraries, Pettes Memorial Library, located in Knowlton, Quebec, will automate its collection of 20,000 English and French titles with the Mandarin M3 Library Automation System. [Full Announcement].

October 20, 2000

SIRS, Inc.. SIRS NetSelect Online guide to internet resources now available to SIRS Knowledge Source users. SIRS Mandarin, Inc. announced that SIRS NetSelect, a new online guide to some of the Internet''s best resources, is now available to the public via the SIRS Knowledge Source online interface. Users can now access safe, informative and educational Internet resources on a broad range of subjects. [Full Announcement].

July 24, 2000

SIRS, Inc.. A growing number of Canadian and international institutions select the Manadarin M3 library automation system. A growing number of school, public and special libraries in Canada and across the globe are turning to Mandarin M3 to meet their various automation needs. Hellenic Community Library, Chinook Winds Adventist Academy, Conseil Scolaire Catholique Franco-Nord, Bishop Carroll High School, I.V. Macklin School, Mennonite Brethren Collegiate, Hawkesbury Public Library, Bibliotheque Publique de Moonbeam, International Academy of Design, Baie D''Urfe Library, Bialik High School and Alexander Von Humboldt School are among the Canadian institutions that have recently purchased M3. [Full Announcement].

June 29, 2000

SIRS, Inc.. Visit booth 3817 at ALA for special presentations of SIRS Mandarin Products. At the ALA Annual Conference SIRS demonstrated its new SIRS Knowledge Source interface, the Mandarin M3 Library Automation System, and previewed the SIRS NetSelect guide to Internet resources [Full Announcement].

June 26, 2000

SIRS, Inc.. SIRS NetSelect, a new online guide to quality internet resources, to premiere at ALA. SIRS NetSelect, a unique new guide to some of the Internet''s best resources, will be available to preview during the American Library Association''s Summer Conference. SIRS NetSelect will be fully integrated into the SIRS Knowledge Source online interface after its ALA premier. Users will be able to access both quality Internet resources and full-text articles on almost any subject from a single search environment. [Full Announcement].

May 23, 2000

SIRS, Inc.. Mandarin M3 Version 1.1 offers a variety of union catalogs. Libraries of all sizes can now choose from three union catalogs available in the Mandarin M3 Library Automation System Version 1.1. M3 union catalogs eliminate duplicate purchases and redundant cataloging and enable multiple libraries to share resources and electronic records. In addition, M3 union catalogs offer users flexible MARC record searching capabilities. Suitable for school, public, academic and special libraries, M3 is powered by a proprietary search engine specifically designed to search full MARC records. M3 not only conforms to the most advanced bibliographic and technological standards, its Windows functionality makes it highly navigable for users of all ages. [Full Announcement].

May 1, 2000

SIRS, Inc.. Mandarin M3 Verion 1.1 released with new features: award-winning library automation system adds enhanced searching capabilities, scoping, multi-language support and a union catalog hosting service. Enhanced union catalog capabilities, multi-language support and expanded database functionality are among the special new features available in the recently-released version 1.1 of the Mandarin M3, according to SIRS Mandarin, Inc., developer of the library automation system. Library patrons will enjoy the many user-friendly enhancements added to M3 such as Visual Catalog, a graphical search method now available on the M3 OPAC and Web OPAC which enables patrons to perform searches based on visual cues as well as text. [Full Announcement].

January 12, 2000

SIRS, Inc.. Secretary of Department of Education of Puerto Rico presents project Saber, Puerto Rico's centralized automation network. 120 School and Public Libraries in Puerto Rico will be automated with the SIRS Mandarin M3 library automation system in the project''s initial phase. [Full Announcement].

December 28, 1999

SIRS, Inc.. SIRS Mandarin premieres additional content databases and library automation graphical interface at ALA. SIRS Mandarin, Inc. announced that the company is expanding its offering of additional content databases in SIRS Researcher and SIRS Discoverer Deluxe online reference databases, as well as adding a new graphical interface to the SIRS Mandarin M3 Library Automation System. [Full Announcement].

December 8, 1999

SIRS, Inc.. Puerto Rico department of education to announce centralized library automation network at December 14 presentation. Educators, librarians and administrators representing public schools and libraries throughout Puerto Rico will gather for the presentation of Project SABER (Electronic Libraries Network Automation Systems), Puerto Rico''s island-wide centralized library automation network. Project SABER, developed and implemented by the Department of Education of Puerto Rico, is part of the Department''s efforts to revolutionize the educational process in Puerto Rico by creating a centralized educational network. Over 640,000 Puerto Rico students are projected to benefit from the network. [Full Announcement].

November 19, 1999

SIRS, Inc.. AccessMichigan brings highly-acclaimed educational resource to thousands of Michigan elementary school children. Thousands of elementary school children in the state of Michigan recently gained access to SIRS Discoverer Deluxe, a fun, informative reference database for kids used in schools and libraries around the world. SIRS Discoverer Deluxe is available through AccessMichigan, a collaborative project of all types of Michigan libraries that provides Michigan residents with equitable and easy-to-use electronic information resources. [Full Announcement].

October 27, 1999

SIRS, Inc.. Vigo Public School District automates more than 30 schools with SIRS Mandarin M3. SIRS Mandarin, Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide the SIRS Mandarin M3 Library Automation System to the Vigo County School Corporation in Terre Haute, Indiana. [Full Announcement].

SIRS, Inc.. 76 public schools in Indianapolis, Indiana to be automated with SIRS Mandarin M3. SIRS Mandarin, Inc. announces that 76 public schools in Indianapolis, Indiana will be automating their library collections with the SIRS Mandarin M3 Library Automation System. [Full Announcement].

September 21, 1999

SIRS, Inc.. SIRS Mandarin, Inc. awarded library automation contracts from international institutions. Marymount International School and the Keats Shelley Memorial House in Rome, Italy; Notre Dame Elementary School, York Catholic SB Education Centre and Blessed Trinity School in Aurora, Ontario, Canada; and the Landswest School Division in Wilkie, Saskatchewan, Canada have recently awarded SIRS Mandarin, Inc. contracts to provide the SIRS Mandarin M3 Library Automation System to libraries in their schools and institutions. [Full Announcement].

SIRS, Inc.. SIRS Mandarin, Inc. awarded library automation contracts from domestic and international educational institutions. The University of New Mexico at Gallup, New Mexico; the McDuffie County Board of Education in Thomson, Georgia; the Emanuel County Board of Education in Swainsboro, Georgia; Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario, Canada; St. Stephenıs School of Rome, Italy and Cairo American College in Cairo, Egypt, have recently awarded SIRS Mandarin, Inc. contracts to provide the SIRS Mandarin M3 Library Automation System to libraries in their school districts and educational institutions. [Full Announcement].

August 15, 1999

SIRS, Inc.. Visual catalog to be added to SIRS Mandarin M3 library automation system: new graphical interface will allow patrons to perform searches and launch applications with visual cues. SIRS Mandarin, Inc. announces the upcoming release of Visual Catalog, a new graphical interface soon to be added to the Standard and Enhanced Search interfaces currently available on the popular SIRS Mandarin M3 Library Automation System. [Full Announcement].

July 23, 1999

SIRS, Inc.. Young library patrons enjoy successful searching of library resources with SIRS Mandarin M3 Dewey the dinosaur children's Web OPAC. SIRS Mandarin M3 Library Automation System''s "Dewey" the Dinosaur Library Search is a colorful, graphical Web interface that enables primary-school students to intuitively locate the resources they need. [Full Announcement].

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