von Mandarin Library Automation4.5 / 5 37 Bewertungen
Wer nutzt diese Software?
Schulbibliotheken, Spezialbibliotheken, kleinere öffentliche Bibliotheken.
Durchschnittliche Bewertung37 Bewertungen
- Gesamt 4.5 / 5
- Benutzerfreundlichkeit 4.5 / 5
- Kundenservice 5 / 5
- Funktionen 4 / 5
- Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis 4.5 / 5
- Kostenlose Version Ja
- Kostenlose Testversion Nein
Cloud, SaaS, Web
24/7 (Live Vertreter)
Angaben zum Hersteller
- Mandarin Library Automation
- Gegründet 1986
Mandarin M5 ist ein moderner Online-Katalog, vollständig webbasiert. M5 ermöglicht den Zugriff auf Ressourcen der Bibliothek von jedem Arbeitsplatz, in der Bibliothek oder aus der Ferne. M5 hilft einzelnen Bibliotheken, Bibliotheken mit mehreren Standorten und Schulbezirken, Kosten und Zeit zu sparen, mit Ein-Punkt-Installation, Wartung und Updates. Unser technischer Support ist bekannt, und 24/7/365 verfügbar. Besuche unsere M5-Demonstration und siehe, wie die Zukunft aussieht!
- Barcode / RFID
- Juristische Bibliotheken
- Private Bibliotheken
- Vorratsregale verwalten
- Öffentliche Bibliotheken
Die hilfreichsten Reviews für Mandarin
Bewertet am 30.1.2019
School Library Complete Solutions - Amazing Ability to Meet Your Students/Staff Needs
Mandarin Library creates a public face for our school that expands the resources that we can house on campus. It is a great marketing tool of academic resources that we can easily put within student/parent reach. I love the customized look I can give to my home page. Mandarin Library is a fun and intuitive program that meet budgetary constaints while allowing me to expand in new ways.
I was nervous about learning a new system and found the changes made everything easier in library management. Again, Technical Support is a phone call away and they are the most patient, kind staff of experts that speaks volumes about this company.
Vorteile: We are a Classical School Pre-K thru 12 - This software has made my job easier and saves me time. The transition from our old system to Mandarin was amazing. I was happy with the ease of implementing the new system and tech support patiently guided any questions. I can't say enough good things about tech support - I love the speed & ease of inputting new records and barcodes for classroom sets of books in minutes. Physical barcodes are easily printed - a budgetary savings. I love the visual search - parents and students can link to ebooks, public library resources, college prep, homework helps, audio books, whatever I want to create a link for assisting research and resources - the world is at our disposal. Parents can easily email and send book requests. An economical high quality services for private schools with small library budgets. Technical support is amazing 24/7 and they are great teachers. Training library help is very easy. There is no need to purchase MARC record as the record fetch has most titles and it is very easy to create your own record. I highly recommend this software for ease of use and ability to expand circulation options. We separate textbooks and general library but it is all in the same catalog. Teachers easily check out their classroom textbooks. I am re-cataloguing sets of elementary books and tech support makes global call number changes saving the time of bringing up each title to change the record.
Nachteile: What is there not to like? I love this software!!!
Bewertet am 24.9.2019
Kommentare: Mandarin provides an affordable and easy-to-implement integrated library package (cataloging, circulation, public access interface). It continues to offer more features and the IT support department has been very helpful when a bit of tweaking is needed.
Vorteile: Versatile library automation with room to accommodate new features. Good software support - very available. Great price for small libraries.
Nachteile: This company's products are geared for elementary and high schools. The OPAC features reading-level categories which are not necessary for specialized libraries and those serving adults. However these features can be removed by Mandarin support. There are some problems in the cataloging software when adding subsequent subdivisions (involving punctuation). But these can be worked around. It would be great to have more options for the public visual search interface (like font style, colors, etc.) and general layout.
Bewertet am 28.5.2019
Kommentare: My overall experience with Mandarin has been wonderful. My questions are always quick to be answered. I would definitely recommend Mandarin to anyone who is looking for a new system for their library cataloging.
Vorteile: We came from using RenWeb for our Library Catalog and Patron Services. There's been a bit of learning curve, but Mandarin is so much easier to use than our previous system. Inputting new items into the catalog is so much easier than the previous system. It takes me a fraction of the time that I used to spend.
Nachteile: I don't like that I can't print library cards with our student's pictures on them. But, I can still print them in RenWeb with a barcode, so that's really nice. I also wish that the pictures were easier to update. School pictures don't come in until Mid to Late October and I don't have access to them. So new students don't have their pictures updated and continuing students don't have their new ones shown. This just makes our students a bit sad. I also wish that I could search the system by barcode. It would also be nice if I am signed in as an administrator and I look up a particular book, that it would show the name of the student who has checked it out. Yes, I do know there's another way to do that. But, it would be nice if it was just in one step and I didn't have to go to another place to look that up. The only other little problem, which I know is just my library assistants being a bit to quick, is that there's a significant time lag between scanning a book as returned and it coming up on the screen as returned. I know that this is more on my side than on the side of Mandarin.
Bewertet am 1.9.2019
Software and Support Designed for the Busy Librarian
Kommentare: We were required to switch from our current library software because the provider was discontinuing the service.
First, the purchase process which was simple, helpful and professional.
Second, the installation process: loading my library data, testing and support - especially the webinar presentation and followup.
Third, technical support: rapid, on-time and professional. I got a call or e-mail with a rapid and complete response.
Nachteile: Well, it's hard to find an issue, but what I would improve is the searchability and content of the online resources. I had a question about cataloging serial publications and couldn't access what I wanted.
Bewertet am 24.4.2019
Kommentare: I have had a great experience with Mandarin. Anytime I've needed help, the tech department has been quick to help me. They guide me in ways that are easy to incorporate on my end. They also are very mindful of things that need to be fixed on their end. The cost is wonderful. This system is worth every penny. My overall experience has been wonderful! For a lady who doesn't like change, Mandarin has been a great help!
Vorteile: What I like most about the software is the ease of the transition from one system to another. Our school had to change from another system. Mandarin was the best choice for our school for a change that wasn't an option. I find features in M5 that I never had in the other system. My favorite is the ability to add new books to the system with ease.
Nachteile: This is not so much an issue for people who do understand code. But I had a bit of an issue with it at the beginning. I am learning what each number stands for and how to utilize it when I'm adding an item or updating something in the system.