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Volume 17, Number 6 • June 2000
SIRS Mandarin Unveils Mandarin M3 Version 1.1

SIRS Mandarin, Inc. has announced the release of version 1.1 of its Mandarin M3 system. Its new features include enhanced union catalog capabilities, multi-language support, and expanded database functionality.

Mandarin M3 also has enhancements such as Visual Catalog, a graphical search method now available on the M3 OPAC and Web OPAC that enables patrons to perform searches based on visual cues and text.

According to the announcement, Mandarin M3 is an award-winning, PC-based client/server library automation system suitable for school, public, academic, and special libraries. M3 is powered by a proprietary search engine specifically designed by SIRS Mandarin to search full MARC records, and includes 32-bit client/server architecture delivering optimum workstation speed and an unlimited LAN workstation license.

Mandarin M3 version 1.1 includes the following features:

M3’s advanced cataloging and circulation modules have been expanded to include the following features: According to the announcement, M3 OPACs have been modified with features that enhance flexibility and graphical appeal to librarians and patrons. These new features include: Additionally, circulation, cataloging, and both OPAC modules include new Equipment databases, which let libraries catalog and track in-house usage of audiovisual and technology equipment and new circulation and statistical reports that monitor recently acquired items, collected fines, overdue items, and more.

Source: SIRS Mandarin, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 800/232-7477;

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