The PhpMyLibrary version 2.2.1 has been released to the public. It can be downloaded here (PhpMyLibrary-2.2.1)! or here!

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Initial Release of ver 2.2.1

This is the initial working version of 2.2.1 series. Advance search is under development. Basic search has been done. Cataloging module has been replaced totally by the cataloging source code included in the 2.2.1 release. Base code has been laid out. Improvements and bugs fixing ongoing.

Things to be improved that has been discovered in 2.2.1:

1. Tags listing, should include the whole marc consisting of 180+ tags,
current is 60+ (the basics)

2. Advance search. Will be doing some extra-effort in this function because except, union, and difference database functions are not available yet in mysql 4.x, 5.x . This is why this function is still not finish. But the basic search is already working fine. Advance search function is so easy to be coded in using postgresql as database but default webhosting companies use mysql.

3. Improve and/or create serials features.

4. Improve the patron management features.

5. Adapt/Create the barcoding features.

6. Improve the printing outputs.

7. Improve the configuration management, not-to-use the edit the direct php file online.

8. Improve the Borrowing/Circulation management, wherein book and patron/student use barcode enabled id's.Goal has been done. To create a new cataloging interface more easy than previous versions. I'd wanted to fix everything but this will take probably 6 months, This is why i just decided to release what has been done so that you or others may benefit from this new features right away. And perhaps, you or they can code more fast than i am and better improve the code-base for their use.

Anyways this is it. the 2.2.1 current development snapshot.

Version 2.2.1

Download it at

or at

The infos below are the development stages of this snapshot
This lists can be accessed/found in

1450098 cataloging3 done. integrating to webpac -- 2006-03-15 15:17
1448664 cataloging3 done -- 2006-03-13 18:51
1448047 subfield navigation ongoing -- 2006-03-12 11:00
1447092 cant modify config files -- 2006-03-10 21:53
1446913 take strict action to repea/non-repea -- 2006-03-10 14:09
1446901 adding new fields and saving record-ongoing -- 2006-03-10 13:46
1446217 delimitters functions done -- 2006-03-09 20:27
1445281 coding started 03-08-06 09:30 GMT+8 -- 2006-03-08 13:29
1443899 patTemplate added to API -- 2006-03-06 18:01
1443863 binary encoding of marc dropped -- 2006-03-06 16:05
1443862 cataloging3 dobrica explanation -- 2006-03-06 16:02
1442334 development of 2.2.1 ongoing -- 2006-03-03 21:16
1442330 phpmylibrary shows bug in using ie browser -- 2006-03-03 21:11
1442328 directory restructured and installer modified -- 2006-03-03 21:08

This inital version 2.2.1 has been done in almost two weeks. Bugfixing and improvement ongoing.

If you want to use/evaluate the old stable versions visit the site at

Info on 2.x.x series of PhpMyLibrary

2.2.1-x - the current version. this is good for beginners, and non-librarians as it uses point-and-click adding of tags and dilimmiters.

2.1.1-x - good for former CDS/ISIS users because it uses templates named .wkt located at polerio/module/config/worksheets/.

2.0.3-x - the cataloging system for advance users or library professionals because of strict manual USMARC-based encoding.

Thank you for suggesting improvements to the PhpMyLibrary, the open source library automation system.

Polerio T. Babao III
Polerio Inc. 2003
PhpMyLibrary Org. 2001

West Liberty Public Library Migrates to Koha


LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, announced today that the West Liberty Public Library located in Iowa, USA has migrated to Koha, the first open-source Integrated Library System. This makes West Liberty the second public library system in the US to switch to Koha.

Tim McMahon, Technical Services librarian at West Liberty Public, said "We started looking for a new system when we tried to get our old one online and not only did the project fail, but it caused serious damage to our records. We chose Koha because with open source there is always the possibility someone will add a feature you need or if you have the knowledge, you can add it yourself."

The Koha system is installed on a Linux server and provides West Liberty with web-based access to cataloging, authority control, circulation, acquisitions, and serials control. Patron images are displayed on the circulation page so that circulation staff can easily identify patrons. Online access to the catalog as well as online member services (such as online reserves and renewals) are available through Koha's OPAC module. Enriched catalog records, provided by allow users to view--along with record information--jacket images, book reviews, descriptions, tables of contents and more. The OPAC can be found online at:

"It's been a long wait in the US public library sector for the second Koha migration", explains Joshua Ferraro, President, Technology for LibLime, "but the race was on in 2006". Several other public libraries are expected to migrate later in the first quarter of 2006: the nine libraries in the Crawford County Federated Library System in Pennsylvania and the Stow Monroe Falls Public Library in Ohio.

About Koha

Koha is a full-featured Open Source library management system first deployed in January 2000 at Horowhenua Library Trust. It is currently maintained by a team of software providers and library technology staff from around the globe. Several companies around the world support Koha, providing libraries with a full array of vendor services including installation, migration assistance, data integrity testing, staff training, software maintenance, support and customization. To learn more about what services are available visit To try out Koha for yourself, visit LibLime's demos:

About LibLime

LibLime's mission is to make open-source software accessible to libraries.
To that end, LibLime develops and markets affordable and customizable open-source library technology solutions, such as Koha ILS. LibLime also provides full vendor services including: migration assistance, staff training, and sofware maintenance, support, and development.

Press Contact:

Tina Burger
Vice President, Marketing
(888)Koha ILS (564-2457)




Thursday, 23 February 2006

The PhpMyLibrary version 2.1.1 has been released to the public. It can be downloaded here (PhpMyLibrary-2.1.1-1)!

2.1.1-1 Changes ( This is more compatible to web-hosting servers than previous version)

SF Listed Bugs

1435691 - modifiy themes for phpnuke/postnuke - postnuke/phpnuke done
1435690 - session updated in 2.1.1-1 - done
1435689 - adodb updated on version 2.1.1-1 - done
1435038 - register_globals Off display_errors On - done
1431947 - module/conf.php siteurl, emailadd - done
1431385 - remove premarc link - done
1430406 - abstract index added/fixed - done
1428257 - local file inclusion bug my_co - done

SF Listed Feautre Requests

1437365 - phpnuke theme is used instead of postnuke as of 2.1.1-1 - done
1431956 - add phpmailer to submit inquiry - done
1431950 - submit email inquiry - done


Mambo/joomla theme compatibility
Addition of new bibliographic template

New Cataloging Feature. More easy than 2.0.x and 2.1.x

Again, download the file here (PhpMyLibrary-2.1.1-1)!

Visit project site at


Polerio T. Babao III



Version 2.1.1 Released

The PhpMyLibrary version 2.1.1 has been released to the public. It can be downloaded here! or at PhpMyLibrary - Sourceforge Mirrors


1. Minor bugfix

2. Major modification of cataloging which now includes abstract/fulltext encoding. This is good for serial/journal indexing, or thesis/dissertation database.

3. The cataloging module is heavily modified.

Visit the project site at:

Thank you.

Polerio T. Babao III


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.

Net-Z3950-ZOOM-1.01.tar.gz45.95 KB

Hello. Your council is necessary.


Hello. Your council is necessary.

At me in a local area network, in Russia electronic library.
The library contains files in a format html.
It is sorted about 35 000 files html and the order 100 000.
Sortings wait.
Sharply there is a question of convenient cataloguing of files. I in given
The moment I am engaged in search oss to which will help me will consult
With this task.
Search on the Russian Internet in what has not resulted.
Search on becomes complicated an abundance of the information and
Level of possession of English language.

You could in this connection something advise?
Here requirements to a script:

Operational system windows or a script on not dependent language.
The programming language it is desirable PHP.
1) System of classification of books on genres.
2) System of classification of books under forms (the novel, the story, etc.)
3) System of sorting of authors alphabetically.
4) System of sorting of authors on genres.
5) System of ratings of authors, products.
6) System of statistics.
7) All data are brought in a database.
8) Files in a format html are in the user folders.
9) Search on archive (it is desirable text-through).
10) the Opportunity as well as simply to read the book, and to download
it for perusal in off-line.

Actually it is possible to write many requirements, but these are the most necessary.

What could you advise me?

P.S. Tried to find contact data of the manager of a site, but has not found. Therefore I write here.

Open Source Systems for Libraries Swicki

A Swicki is community powered search engine that tailors the results to produce targeted search results for the community. The search results from a swicki is more focused than a general search engine and can learn and adapt, anonymously and automatically, based on the search behavior of the community.

A swicki can also be trained. Sites that are useful can be promoted and those not relevant can be excluded. A “buzz cloud” provides a swarm of words that are hot in the community. The search results from a swicki are more focused than a general search engine and they will continue to learn and adapt, anonymously and automatically, based on the search behavior of the community.

In support of the OSS4Lib community I created the Open Source Systems for Libraries swicki.


From freshmeat: "Major bugfixes: A potential data loss bug that occurred when changing the config option for image location and selecting File->Save As was fixed."

Anyone know if this can be built on OSX?



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.



ruby-marc is a lightweight ruby library for liberating your legacy bibliographic data.