Mandarin Library Automation, Inc. Announces Release of Mandarin PACPortal™

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Mandarin Library Automation, Inc. has announced the release of Mandarin PACPortal, a Web-based search tool that incorporates the functionality of OPAC searching with the powerful search capabilities of MuseSearch™ by MuseGlobal, Inc.

Mandarin Library Automation, Inc. has announced the release of Mandarin PACPortal, a Web-based search tool that incorporates the functionality of OPAC searching 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. It also allows patrons to manage search results, including reserving and renewing items, sending ILL requests, saving results, and more.

“Mandarin wanted to offer customers state-of-the-art global searching in a familiar OPAC interface,” said Mandarin President Leonardo Lazo. “MuseGlobal's advanced federated search technology made this possible.” As a result, PACPortal provides patrons with a single point of access and authentication that allows them to enter a single search across all available online resources and receive an integrated results set within the PACPortal interface.

To maximize service availability, Mandarin offers checking and maintenance of federated search connections using MuseGlobal's web-based Source Factory.

“MuseGlobal is proud to help extend the already robust PACPortal functionality with MuseSearch,” said MuseGlobal CEO Kate Noerr. “By integrating our core federated search functionality combined with our web-based administrative tools, Mandarin's PACPortal will provide a unique offering in the marketplace.”

Mandarin PACPortal is compatible with Mandarin M3® and Mandarin Oasis™. For more information on Mandarin PACPortal, call Mandarin Order and Customer Service at (800) 426-7477.

About Mandarin Library Automation, Inc.

Mandarin Library Automation, Inc. (http://www.mlasolutions.com) delivers library automation solutions utilized by thousands of school, public, academic and corporate libraries in over 50 countries. Mandarin offers the Web-based Mandarin Oasis library management system, the free Window-based Mandarin M3 library management system, full Authority Control, Z39.50 client and server software, Classic and Virtual Union Catalogs, Serials and Acquisitions, and numerous other optional modules to provide libraries with fully customized systems.

About MuseGlobal, Inc.

The mission of MuseGlobal (http://www.museglobal.com) is to optimize the productivity of information users and knowledge workers by enabling the discovery, integration, and delivery of information and services from disparate systems. MuseGlobal's breakthrough MuseSearch solution is based on the most advanced metasearch architecture and features the most sophisticated pre-, in-search, and post-processing capabilities available. Many leading information management software providers feature MuseSearch as underpinning technology for their products and services.

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