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Press Release: SIRS, Inc. [February 6, 2001]

Libraries turn to Mandarin M3 for automation needs

Boca Raton, FL, February 6, 2001 ­ A growing number of school, academic and public libraries worldwide are turning to the Mandarin M3 Library Automation System for their automation needs.

Mandarin M3's presence in the U.S. school market continues to expand as libraries discover M3's assortment of practical features, including networkable software with unlimited site licensing, union catalogs and hosting services. New school library customers include Lexington Public Schools in Lexington, MA; elementary, middle and high schools in many New York State BOCES including Nassau BOCES and Steuben-Allegany BOCES school systems; Barlow Elementary School in Plainfield, NJ; Rensselaer Central Middle School in Rensselaer, IN; Eaton High School in Eaton, CO; and Hockinson Heights School in Brush Praire, WA.

Mandarin M3's multilingual OPAC in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian continue to attract academic libraries from around the globe. For example, the College of Puerto Rico, American University of Puerto Rico and four campuses of Caribbean University will automate their collections with Mandarin M3. Additionally, 120 school and public libraries in Puerto Rico have purchased the M3 Core Package and Web Gateway OPACs through Project SABER (Electronic Libraries Network Automation Systems), Puerto Rico's centralized library automation network. Developed by the Department of Education of Puerto Rico, Project SABER is part of the Department's efforts to revolutionize the educational process in Puerto Rico by providing all public schools and libraries on the island with access to a centralized library automation system, new audiovisual and technology equipment and SIRS electronic databases.

Other international educational institutions have added Mandarin M3 for their library automation needs. Twenty-seven libraries in the Regina Catholic School District in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada now enjoy access to a live, district-wide union catalog of library resources from a central M3 server. Other institutions that have recently purchased Mandarin M3 include: West Nipissing Public Library in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Canada; St. Mary's Public Library in St. Mary's, Ontario, Canada; Pettes Memorial Library in Knowlton, Quebec, Canada; American School Foundation and ASF Elementary and Middle Schools in Mexico City, Mexico; American School of Tampico in Tampico Tamaulis, Mexico; Los Nogales School in Bogota, Columbia; Dresden International School in Dresden, Germany; International School in Berlin and Schadow-Oberschule in Berlin, Germany; Franklin College in Sorengo, Switzerland; Aiglon College in Aiglon, Switzerland; Anglo American School of Moscow in Russia; Oslo International School in Bekkestua, Norway; and International School of Gothenburg in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Summary: A growing number of school, academic and public libraries worldwide are turning to the Mandarin M3 Library Automation System for their automation needs.
Publication Year:2001
Type of Material:Press Release
Date Issued:February 6, 2001
Publisher:SIRS, Inc.
Place of Publication:Boca Raton, FL
Company: SIRS, Inc.
SIRS Mandarin, Inc.
Mandarin Library Automation
Products: Mandarin M3
Libraries: Lexington Public Schools
College of Puerto Rico
American University of Puerto Rico
Caribbean University
West Nipissing Public Library
Saint Mary’s Public Library
Pettes Memorial Library
American School Foundation
Dresden International School
Franklin College
American School of Tampico
Aiglon College
Anglo American School of Moscow
Oslo International School
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