Magazine article Multimedia & Internet@Schools

In the Spotlight

Magazine article Multimedia & Internet@Schools

In the Spotlight

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THE PRODUCT:

Mandarin Oasis

THE COMPANY:

Mandarin Library Automation, Inc.

P. O. Box 272308

Boca Raton, FL 33427

Phone: 800/426-7477

Internet: http://mlasolutions.com/

Mandarin Oasis is a centralized, Web-based library management system that allows access to library resources through any workstation with a Web browser.

Oasis offers complete automation functions from a single screen, including cataloging, circulation, searching, reports, and inventory. The screen appearance and features can be tailored for each library. The program is a seamless upgrade from the Windows-based Mandarin M3 automation system.

Oasis features one-point installation, maintenance, and updates. The cataloging tools enable users to add, copy, edit, and delete records; work with simple and advanced editors; and print records or lists of records. Oasis supports Unicode, the universal encoding standard that simplifies the sharing of multilingual text.

Circulation tools include loan, return, renew, reserve, and booking; view patron and item status; display patron and item pictures; process fines and issue refunds; and send e-mail notifications for fines and overdues.

Searching tools feature customizable search options with Unicode support, visual search, author and subject hypertext links in record display, interlibrary loan requests, My Bookbag, and My Account. …

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