from freshmeat: "The purpose of mifluz is to provide a C++ library to build and query a full text inverted index. It is dynamically updatable, scalable (up to 1Tb indexes), uses a controlled amount of memory, shares index files and memory cache among processes or threads and compresses index files to 50% of the raw data. The structure of the index is configurable at runtime and allows inclusion of relevance ranking information. The query functions do not require to load all the occurences of a searched term. They consume very few resources and many searches can be run in parallel.

[changes include] Integration into the GNU project, complete re-architecture of the inverted index structure, major performance enhancements, and more." All this apparently from the principal author of Catalog...



from the bib2html site: new styles and commandline options.


Rob S. writes: "Cheshire is an OSS (Berkeley style licence) z39.50 search engine/server in active development. Also being developed is an extension
to Mozilla for the z39.50 protocol.

EPrints code coming


Thomas wrote in to oss4lib-list about and its promise of a free code release. At the site you'll see that this is a generic successor to the CogPrints codebase, and is intended to be fully Open Archives-savvy. This is a Good Thing(tm)...

Internet Station Manager

Doug writes in: The Internet Station Manager (ISM) is open source software developed by the Grand Rapids Public Library for managing public Internet stations.

ISM, written in Perl, is a completely server based system which uses custom Apache web server modules and the MySQL database to provide login, management, and timeout services for public use Internet PCs in libraries. FreeBSD is the recommended server OS, but any Unix/Linux variants could be used.

See the ISM home page for details.



from freshmeat: "Reed is a departure from the standard text pager designed for reading long documents, such as books or full length manuals in plain text format. Rather than expecting user input, it automatically scrolls the text at a given rate. For many people (including the author), this is a much more comfortable method than a standard pager or editor. For people for whom autoscrolling is not more comfortable, Reed provides a familiar set of normal pager commands, as well." Latest versions and download available from the reed site. I haven't tried this yet but all those folks resistant to ebook readers might dig the no-click approach...



as seen at freshmeat: "phpBookLoan is a simple frontend to a MySQL database. It is for keeping track of those books that you loan to people and they never seem to return. Simply enter into the table each book you loan, filling out the title, author, and borrower. You can view all loaned books, when they were loaned, and how long they've been on loan. When your book finally comes back it can be 'returned', removing it from the table." You can find it at the phpBookLoan site. And while you're there, check out phpCDTracker...



faster, information! this is just too interesting to pass up even tho i haven't seen it yet. from freshmeat: "braincram is a text reader that crams books into your brain sideways, by flashing the words as fast as you can absorb them. It lets you decide the size and shape of the text area, control the frame rate, and has configurable "blink breaks" so you don't get strain your eyes."


from pybliographer-general, several bugfixes and better BibTeX handling are now available. Go get it here.


from freshmeat: "Distributed searching across several machines, improved writable databases, the ability to automatically select elite terms for performing queries, small API changes, and many bugfixes." see for more.