YAZ Proxy-1.0

Sebastian writes: "Version 1.0 of the YAZ proxy has been released. The major version jump signifies that the software is robust and has been thoroughly hardened in production. The YAZ Proxy can be used for a number of different purposes, but perhaps one of its most interesting features is that it can make any Z39.50 server look like a (SRU/SRW) webservice. If you have a Z39.50 server you'd like to access but you're intimidated by the protocol, use the proxy and you can submit queries like this
and get results back in XML. A SOAP-based protocol (SRW) is also suported. The proxy is used by the Library of Congress and other major libraries.



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."

LibLime Site Launch


Joshua writes: "LibLime is pleased to announce the launch of our website and product demos. LibLime provides full vendor services (migration assistance, staff training, and software maintenance, support and development) to libraries for open-source software like Koha. Our mission is to make open-source software more accessible to libraries. On our website, you can find information about Koha and our other products: Mambo Intranet and DiscrimiNet Filter. Our Koha demos couple version 2.2.2's stable code base with a fresh template re-design. In addition, we've developed several Koha enhancement features: content (item cover images, descriptions, reviews, and ratings), spellchecking on failed search queries, and an auto-completion "Koha Suggest" for the OPAC keyword search, to name a few.

We love feedback, so feel free to visit our site, try out the demos, play around, and let us know what you think. Comments/suggestions/flames are always welcome ;-)."



anon writes: "A new version of refbase, a web-based bibliographic database, has been released. The new version adds export to MODS XML/bibtex/endnote, Endnote import, RSS, and more."



anon writes: "From today's Freshmeat: iBookshelf is an interesting app: you enter an ISBN or barcode, it goes and gets the Amazon record. It will also design your bookshelf, recommending "the most efficient book order" (presumably storing similarly sized books on the same shelf) and drawing it using Gtk#."



Peter writes: "OpenBiblio is an easy to use, open source, automated library system written in PHP containing OPAC, circulation, cataloging, and staff administration functionality. The purpose of this project is to provide a cost effective library automation solution for private collections, clubs, churches, schools, or public libraries. Version 0.5.1 has just been released. Predominately a bugfix release, addressing a number of security, compatibility, and i18n problems. Minor feature enhancements have been added including: enhanced reporting functionality w/CSV output and links for biblios and members in HTML report results; 'New Like' functionality, giving the user the ability to create a biblio record based on existing an existing record.
View the release notes for more info, or download the release here.



Christian writes: "Bibliograph is an feature-rich open source on-line reference manager and collaborative bibliographic tool. It consists of a multi-user management application with a user-friendly graphical interface and extensible and configurable import and output plug-ins which accept or return bibliographic data in a variety of formatted styles or coded formats. Bibliograph is ideal for groups of researchers to build and maintain a bibliographic database, and to publish bibliographies in the internet. A demo is availabe. You can download version 0.98.1 here."

OpenRequest-1.0.4 (rc7)


Ian writes: "OpenRequest, the pure java toolkit for projects, developers and organisations wishing to quickly implement the ISO 10161 (ILL) document interlending protocol, is available. Please feel free to download, play and get in touch. 1.0.4 includes extended support for more ILL extensions, many bugfixes, improvements in deployment options and lots more."


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."



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."