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Mandarin Library Automation

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1100 Holland Drive
Boca Raton, Florida 33427-2348
United States
Toll free: 800.426.7477
Phone: 561-995-4010
Fax: 561.995.4065
Web site:


  • Carlos Cagin -- President
  • Art Graham -- Vice President Operations
  • Leonardo Lazo -- Former President, Envoy to Latin America
  • Christine Divito -- Vice President Finance

Company Ownership

Mandarin executives Leonardo Lazo, Art Graham, and Christine Divito acquired majority ownership of Mandarin Library Automation from EGEG Holdings in July 2007.

Library automation systems

Mandarin Library Automation offers the following Integrated Library Systems:

  • Mandarin M3 (45 libraries, 65 facilities in
    Public libraries: 38
    Academic libraries: 2
    School libraries: 3
    128 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Mandarin Oasis (55 libraries, 174 facilities in
    Public libraries: 15
    Academic libraries: 14
    School libraries: 22
    34 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 239 library facilities included in use an ILS provided by Mandarin Library Automation.

Corporate Chronology

Jul 1, 2007   Management buy-out of Mandarin Library Automation from EGEG Holdings..
Jan 1, 2005   Mandarin Library Automation releases of Mandarin Oasis.
Jul 23, 2003   ProQuest acquires SIRS Publishing from EGEG Holdings Corp..
Aug 29, 2001   SIRS reorganizes creating Mandarin Library Automation, Inc. as separate division.
Sep 1998   Mandarin M3 introduced.
Jul 1, 1995   Mandarin Library Automation ILS acquired by SIRS from Melchior Management Systems.
1995   SIRS Mandarin purchases Melchoir Management group introduces Mandarin M3..
1986   Melchoir Management group introduces Mandarin M2.8.

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Mandarin Library Automation News

Tuesday Feb 18, 2020

All 7 Press Releases from Mandarin Library Automation

10 most recent items:

August 31, 2007. World leader In library software sells company stock to key employees. Leo Lazo, President of Mandarin Library Automation, Inc., has announced that as of July 1, 2007, he and two other major management team members, Christine DiVito, Comptroller and Art Graham, Vice President of Technical Services, have acquired 50 percent of Mandarin's stock from EGEG Holdings, led by Elliot and Eleanor Goldstein. <<more>>

September 01, 2006. Mandarin Oasis tested successfully with OCLC's upcoming Unicode export feature. Mandarin Library Automation, Inc. announced the compatibility of Oasis, its Web-based, centralized library management system, with OCLC's upcoming Unicode MARC record export feature. Oasis successfully imported OCLC Unicode records that contained Hebrew, Arabic, CJK, Greek, Cyrillic and extended Latin Characters <<more>>

September 01, 2005. Mandarin Library Automation, Inc. announces Z39.50 client added to Mandarin Oasis. Mandarin Library Automation, Inc. has announced the addition of a Z39.50 client to Mandarin Oasis, its centralized, Web-based library management system. <<more>>

February 14, 2005. Mandarin Library Automation, Inc. announces Mandarin M3 available as free download. Mandarin Library Automation, Inc. has announced that effective February 14, 2005, Mandarin M3 is available free of charge. <<more>>

January 01, 2005. Mandarin Library Automation, Inc. announces release of Mandarin Oasis. Mandarin Library Automation, Inc. announced the release of Mandarin Oasis, a centralized, Web-based library management system that allows access to library resources through any workstation with a Web browser, anywhere at anytime. Oasis offers complete automation functions from a single screen, including cataloging, circulation, searching, reports, and inventory. The simple and intuitive interface is easy to learn, and the appearance and features can be tailored for each library. <<more>>

January 27, 2004. Canadian School Districts automate libraries with Mandarin M3. School District No. 23 in Kelowna, British Columbia, Seven Oaks School Division 10 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and York Catholic District School Board in Aurora, Ontario recently awarded Mandarin Library Automation, Inc. contracts to provide the Mandarin M3 Library Automation System to their schools. <<more>>

June 27, 1998. SIRS Mandarin previews its newest Library Automation System -- SIRS Mandarin M3. SIRS, Inc. will be providing a preview of its newest SIRS Mandarin Library Automation System, SIRS Mandarin M3, at the American Library Association Conference <<more>>