Boca Raton, FL – May 2004 – Mandarin Library Automation, Inc. has announced the release of M3 Web OPAC Deluxe, a Web-based search tool that incorporates the functionality of the M3 Web OPAC (locating, reserving, and renewing items, sending ILL requests, saving results to the Bookbag, etc.), with the powerful search capabilities of MuseSearch by MuseGlobal, Inc. This portal product allows patrons to conduct a search from a single search interface, simultaneously returning results not only from the local library's collection, but also from the library's subscription databases and popular Internet search engines.
“Mandarin wanted to offer customers state-of-the-art global searching in a familiar Web OPAC interface. MuseGlobal's unique advanced technology made this possible,” said Mandarin President Leonardo Lazo. As a result, M3 Web OPAC Deluxe will allow a patron to enter a single search of all available online resources and receive an integrated results set that can be de-duplicated and sorted in a variety of ways. Because MuseSearch is a multiprotocol search technology that utilizes the native search language of each information source, results will be of the highest quality.
Another MuseSearch benefit is 24/7 automated maintenance of resource connections. “Our Source Factory reduces the administrative burden of maintaining connections by automatically checking connection status and transparently delivering updates to customers,” said MuseGlobal CEO Kate Noerr. “This maximizes service availability, which was a key requirement for Mandarin's portal offering.”
Mandarin's flagship product, Mandarin M3, provides libraries with superior cataloging, circulation, inventory and searching capabilities that are user-friendly and highly customizable. Whether a library's collection numbers one thousand or one million, Mandarin M3 and optional add-on modules offer complete solutions to meet the needs of each individual library.
For more information on M3 Web OPAC Deluxe or the Mandarin M3 Library Automation System, call Mandarin Order and 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. Founded upon a solid foundation of experience, technological expertise and strong, long-term relationships, Mandarin is committed to providing affordable and reliable products and services. Mandarin's participation in standards activities, including Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF), ensures that the latest technological developments are quickly available to customers.