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Mandarin Library Automation Announces Mandarin M3 Software Available as Free Download

Posted May 16, 2005
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Mandarin Library Automation, Inc. has announced that it has begun offering the basic Mandarin M3 library management software package as a free download. The software download is available at, or a free CD can be requested from by e-mail from ($14.95 shipping fee applies in the U.S. and Canada). The free download offer comes as Mandarin shifts focus to being more services-based and releases its new Oasis automation system. (See Mandarin Library Automation Releases Oasis Web-Based Library Management Software System.)

The download of M3 includes OPAC, Cataloging, Circulation (includes basic reporting), Inventory, and Group Editor. An annual Service & Update Agreement for M3 is available at $575 per site. The agreement includes:

* M3 Report Generator and reports
* Unlimited technical support
* Product updates
* M3 utilities
* Access to Customer's Corner on the Mandarin Web site, which includes downloads, documentation, and the Mandarin Knowledge Base
* Membership to the Mandarin Listserv

Pricing for all M3 optional modules will remain the same. For a list of optional modules and prices, visit

Source: Mandarin Library Automation, Inc.,

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