Mandarin Portal to Include MuseSearch; MuseGlobal Partners with Alexandria

Jul 25, 2003


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Mandarin Library Automation, Inc. has announced its technology partnership with MuseGlobal, Inc. in developing M3 Web OPAC Deluxe, a portal product designed to complement the Mandarin M3 Library Automation software suite. M3 Web OPAC Deluxe will be built on top of the recently redesigned M3 Web OPAC (formerly Web Gateway) and will integrate the functionality of the M3 Web OPAC (placing reserves, sending ILL requests, saving results to the Bookbag, placing renewals, etc.) with the search capabilities of Muse technology. Patrons will be able to conduct a search from a single search interface, returning results not only from the local library's collection, but also from the library's subscription databases and Internet search engines. M3 Web OPAC Deluxe will allow a patron to enter a single search of all available online resources and receive an integrated results set that can be de-duplicated and sorted in a variety of ways.

Alexandria and MuseGlobal, Inc. have teamed to offer Alexandria SearchALL powered by MuseGlobal technology. Alexandria SearchALL accesses unlimited numbers and types of information sources, which may be searched simultaneously with a single user query and are displayed in one results window. The sources SearchALL can access simultaneously include, but are not limited to, other library collections, search engines such as Google and Yahoo, databases like Ebsco and ProQuest, The Library of Congress, online encyclopedias, and others.

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