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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."

MARC4J-2.0rc2

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Bas writes: "I am pleased to announce the second release candidate of MARC4J 2.0. Starting from release 2.0rc1 the event based parser is replaced by an easier to use interface that uses a simple iterator over a collection of MARC records.

The MARC4J library includes:

  • An easy to use interface that can handle large record sets;
  • Readers and writers for both MARC and MARC XML;
  • A build-in pipeline model to pre- or postprocess MARC XML using any XSLT processor that supports the JAXP interface;
  • A MARC record object model (like DOM for XML) for in-memory editing of MARC records;
  • Support for data conversions from MARC-8 ANSEL, ISO5426 or ISO6937 to UCS/Unicode and back;
  • Vendor neutral XML support through JAXP and SAX2, a high performance XML interface;
  • Support for conversions between MARC and MARC XML;
  • Tight integration with the JAXP, DOM and SAX2 interfaces;
  • Easy to integrate with other XML interfaces like DOM, XOM, JDOM or DOM4J;
  • Command-line utilities for MARC and MARC XML conversions;
  • Javadoc documentation.

MARC4J is published under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation.
Downloads and additional information can be found at http://marc4j.tigris.org."

JavaScript Library for MARC records

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Stefano writes: "marc_record.js is a LGPL set of classes and methods for manipulating one MARC binary record: add/get/delete tags, display in HTML/XML format, etc. It can be used in web-browser applications. It is the basis of MEL -MARC Editor Lite- (sorry, in Italian only). Please, let me know if there are other JavaScript libraries with these functionalities."

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."

OpenBiblio-0.5.1

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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.
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OpenRequest-1.0.4 (rc7)

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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."

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."

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."

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."