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ISBN-10 to ISBN-13 Conversion tool

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ManaSystems (www.manasystems.co.uk) seeks to provide Open Source tools and utilities for the book and library industry.

ManaSystems is initially offering tools to aid ISBN-10 to ISBN-13 conversion. Please see
ISBN Conversion here

SimpleServer v1.01 -- now with SRW/SRU support

Index Data has released version 1.01 of their SimpleServer toolkit for implementing information retrieval servers in Perl, now with support for SRW/SRU.

The built-in CQL parser makes it possible to write a single set of 'glue' routines for your backend database, and have instant support for both Z39.50, SRW, and SRU. Existing SimpleServer-based servers can implement SRW/SRU simply by upgrading to the latest version of the software and adding configuration to determine the mapping of the CQL query language.

Documentation and code is available from Index Data or CPAN.

Net-Z3950-ZOOM-1.01

Index Data has released a new implementation of the ZOOM abstract API for Perl.

ZOOM-Perl makes it easy to write clients for Z39.50, SRU, and SRW. It supports mapping incoming MARC records to MARCXML in UTF-8 to facilitate conversion and display, for example using some of the XSLT stylesheets made available by the LoC. Under the hood, ZOOM-Perl is based on the YAZ toolkit, and shares the reliability and interoperability of that toolkit.

Dowload and documentation available from CPAN.

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CUFTS

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CUFTS is an open source (GPL) OpenURL link resolver designed for use by library consortia. CUFTS services include link resolving, journal lists (including integrated print records) and storage of basic ERM data. Developed at the Simon Fraser University Library for the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL), the main CUFTS server is currently handling fulltext link resolving for over 30 members and associates.

LORLS-5.1

Jon writes: "Another update to the Loughborough Online Reading List System (LORLS). Changes include the tagged-ref-import script omitted previously, also some fixes for tagged reference (specifically RefWorks) import and export. Fixed modcode suggestions if a user tries to create a new module with a code that already exists. MARC.pm now used to decode the records supplied by Z39.50 (including ones with local control numbers and no real ISBN/ISSNs or multiple ISSN/ISBNs). Displaylist now does caseless matching of stages/dept codes as we had some instances of lists "invisible" to browsing because of incorrect case for these. Added some extra indexes as suggested by Ben Charlton."

Evergreen Circulation Demo Released

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Josh writes: "The Evergreen software development team has spent the past couple of days attending the PINES Annual Membership meeting and demonstrating the progress we�ve made so far with Evergreen. We are now ready to release the circulation demo to everyone, and installation instructions for accessing the software."

Koha-2.2.2

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Joshua writes: "The new version of Koha (2.2.2) is available for download. Koha was the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). Developed initialy in New Zealand, in January of 2000, it is currently maintained by a team of volunteers from around the globe. Koha includes a full catalog, opac, circulation and acquisitions system. Koha 2.2 is more than 247,000 lines of code, developed by more than 30 developers (excluding translators). With the 2.2 version, Koha is now a mature product, with a lot of nice features. It's used in more than 50 libraries including academic, public, school, and religious, and has demonstrated good scalability (from 1 to 8 branches, and from 1,000 to 300,000 items). For more details on Koha 2.2.2 read the Release Notes."

Greenstone-2.53

Katherine writes: "The Windows, GNU/Linux, and Source distributions of Greenstone v2.53 are now available for download. Important changes in this release include, in no particular order: a brand new installer; much improved GLI compatibility with Java 1.5.0; the ability to import documents exported from DSpace, and vice versa; a smarter HTMLPlug that blocks the images in the HTML files it processes, and no others; new GLI metadata sets: Qualified Dublin Core, NZGLS, AGLS, and RFC 1807; Lucene building support (for real this time!); an improved and much more bandwidth-efficient GLI applet; support for subfields in the Greenstone Editor for Metadata Sets (GEMS); and many many other improvements and bug fixes."

Evergreen ILS pre-alpha

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Kyle writes: "The Georgia Public Library service is ahead of schedule on development of the Evergreen ILS and in January released pre-alpha source code that can be downloaded from their cvs site. They have also set up a public demo site. For further information, read the Evergreen blog."

opac2rss

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anon writes: "opac2rss is a perl script that extracts checkout information from a Dynix system and creates an RSS feed for it. It would be great to get all your holds, fines, overdues, etc as an RSS feed from any ILS vendor."