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MOAI-1.0

From the MOAI site: "MOAI is a platform for aggregating content from different sources, and publishing it through the Open Archive Initiatives protocol for metadata harvesting. It’s been built for academic institutional repositories dealing with relational metadata and asset files. The MOAI software can aggregate content from different sources, transform it and store it in a database. The contents of this database can then be published in many separate OAI feeds, each with its own configuration. MOAI is a standalone system, so it can be used in combination with any repository software that comes with an OAI feed such as Fedora Commons, EPrints or DSpace. It can also be used directly with an SQL database or just a folder of XML files.
...the MOAI software makes it as easy as possible to add or modify parts of your repository (OAI) services stack. It tries to do this without sacrificing power, and encouraging the re-use of components.
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I remember when pyoai first came out a few years back, I think there were some zope integration components alongside it. It's great to see that this project is still in use and still being improved.

More details about getting it and installing it are on installing MOAI page, and a copy of the 1.0 source tarball is attached.

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MOAI-1.0.tar.gz162.16 KB

Greenstone-2.81 and 3.03

Greenstone has had a lot of writeups here over the years, and they've been busy still since the last one.

Various distributions of their latest stable 2.x release are available on their site, and a source tarball is cached here.

According to the Greenstone3 page, this major rewrite is "a complete redesign and reimplementation of the original Greenstone digital library software (Greenstone2). When complete, it will retain all the advantages of Greenstone2 - for example, it will be multilingual, multiplatform, and highly configurable. It incorporates all the features of the existing system, and is backwards compatible: that is, it can build and run existing collections without modification. Written in Java, it is structured as a network of independent modules that communicate using XML: thus it runs in a distributed fashion and can be spread across different servers as necessary. This modular design increases the flexibility and extensibility of Greenstone. Please note, Greenstone3 is our research version of Greenstone, and is still incomplete, and not stable. For a production digital library we recommend using Greenstone2."

Distributions of the 3.x release line are available on that page, and a source tarball of Greenstone3 is cached here also.

Fedora-3.1

The Fedora repository project has had several releases since its last mention here. See the full rundown on all the changes in 3.0 here, and find the release notes for 3.1, the latest release. A copy of the 3.1 source bundle is available too.

DSpace-1.5.2

From the DSpace software page:

"1.5.2 contains numerous bug fixes and feature improvements, including:

  • SWORD module/version 1.3.1 supporting the sword standard version 1.3
  • Cocoon upgraded to 2.2
  • Fix for the UTF-8 issues with the XMLUI
  • New authentication methods: Hierarchical LDAP and Shibboleth
  • Full update translations: German, Italian for both XMLUI and JSPUI and Ukrainian for JSPUI
  • New translations for 1.5.x: Greek and Thai
  • Graceful resolver for urn in the item"

Source and build are both attached. For more info visit the DSpace project site.

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dspace-1.5.2-src-release.tar.gz4.41 MB
dspace-1.5.2-release.tar.gz2.59 MB

LibraryFind-0.7

As seen on oss4lib-discuss, Jeremy wrote: "We are pleased to announce the first public release of the LibraryFind metasearch software, developed by Oregon State University Libraries. LibraryFind is free software licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). This first public release, version 0.7, has a number of advanced features, such as (but not limited to): 2-click user workflow (one click to find, one click to get), an integrated OpenURL resolver, a 2-tiered caching system to improve search response time, and a customizable user interface. As this is a pre-1.0 release, there are still a number of features, functions, and efficiencies we plan to add to the software. We encourage involvement from others in the library community who are interested in working on an open source metasearch product. More information on LibraryFind, including information on how to download and run the software, can be found at libraryfind.org."

I've been working on this project, and am excited to see it out there finally. There's a lot of good stuff in there already, and I'm sure that we'll be able to improve on it rapidly with many more eyeballs on it.

fedora-2.2

From freshmeat: "This is a significant release of Fedora that includes a complete repackaging as a proper Web application. A new installer application makes it easy to setup and run. It now uses Servlet Filters for authentication. The Fedora repository can also be configured to calculate and store checksums for content. The RDF-based Resource Index has been tuned for better performance. A new high-performing RDBMS-backed triplestore has been developed that can now be plugged into the RI."

For full details see the release notes at fedora.info.

HyperJournal-0.3a

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Michele writes: "HyperJournal is a free software application that facilitates the administration of academic journals on the Web. HyperJournal is designed according to an intuitive and elegant layout, it permits the installation, personalization, and administration of a dedicated Web site at extremely low cost and without the need for special IT-competence. HyperJournal can be used not only to establish an online version of an existing paper periodical, but also to create an entirely new, solely electronic journal."

Fedora-2.0

Ronda writes: "The Fedora Development Team is pleased to announce the release of Fedora 2.0 and the launch of the new Fedora website. New features in 2.0 include Fedora Object XML (FOXML) Ingest and Export with Different XML Formats; Relationship Metadata for Digital Objects; Resource Index Module; Batch Modify Utility; Repository Administrator Reporting Tools; Example Client for Making SOAP calls to Fedora APIs Third Party Library Upgrades; Performance Tuning; API-A and API-A-LITE Changes; API-M Changes; PID Definition Syntrax Relaxed; Including PID as Default Parameter in Disseminations; Syntax of Timestamp Values Extended; Redesign of Fedora Web Site and Documentation; Fedora Tutorials. Additionally, 16 bugs have been corrected in this release. Full information about the new features and code corrections is available in the release notes.

Installation and migration instructions are also available. If you have any questions about this release, please address them to fedora_support@virginia.edu."

OAI .NET Harvester

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Terry writes: "I've posted an OAI Harvester written in .NET (C#) on Sourceforge. The harvester was designed to work pretty much like the OAI::Harvester perl module by Ed Summers, but was designed in C# so that users building web applications in ASP, ASP.NET or stand-alone clients could utilize the component. Like OAI::Harvester, this component has built-in support for Dublin Core, but can be passed custom handlers for handling different metadata schemas. One of the things on my todo list is to provide a built-in package for MARCXML. While the component is written in C#, the software will run on any platform that has either the MONO 1.0 or .NET 1.1 runtimes (program has been tested on Fedora Core 2, Slackware 10 and Windows XP). On SourceForge, I've included three packages: the component; an example program; the component and the example program in one download. Online documentation is available. The component is being released by myself and Oregon State University Libraries under the general GPL."

VDC-1.0 (Stable)

VDC writes: "The Virtual Data Center (VDC) is an OSS digital library system "in a box" for numeric data. VDC provides a complete open-source, digital library system for the management, dissemination, exchange, and citation of virtual collections of quantitative data. The VDC functionality provides everything necessary to maintain and disseminate an individual collection of research studies: including facilities for the storage, archiving, cataloging, translation, and dissemination of each collection. On-line analysis is provided, powered by the R Statistical environment. The system provides extensive support for distributed and federated collections including: location-independent naming of objects, distributed authentication and access control, federated metadata harvesting, remote repository caching, and distributed virtual collections of remote objects. Release 1.0 of the VDC provides RPM's for Redhat 9.0, Fedora 1 Core and Redhat 3 Advance Server. Supported standards and protocols and formats include: DDI, Dublin Core, and MARC for metadata; R,SPSS, SAS,ASCII, and STATA for data ; OAI and Z39.50 for queries; UNF's and Handles for naming/citation."