For young library patrons, searching library resources is more enjoyable, educational and effective than ever with SIRS Mandarin M3 Library Automation System's "Dewey" the Dinosaur Library Search. "Dewey" the Dinosaur is a colorful, graphical Web interface that enables primary-school students to intuitively locate the resources they need.
"Dewey" the Dinosaur features two search methods subject and keyword search as well as a mini-tutorial that inspires young students to use the SIRS Mandarin M3 system. Hyperlinked subjects, authors, titles or other librarian-specified fields help children find alternative pathways to resources. Additionally, "Dewey" the Dinosaur also provides view options that enable children to quickly and effortlessly navigate a childrenıs library collection. A Help button that explains search methods in easy-to-understand language is also available.
"Dewey" the Dinosaur Library Search is one of a variety of SIRS Mandarin M3 optional modules that allow the customization and enhancement of access to a libraryıs collection.
M3 is a state-of-the art, Y2K compliant library automation system that offers the power and performance of a large full-service automation installation at an affordable price. Operational with Windows 95, 98 and NT platforms, M3 includes networkable software with unlimited site licensing, configurable circulation and cataloging features, full Windows functionality and many other features that meet the technology needs of libraries entering the 21st century.