Horacio writes: "Pyisis is a python way to access to Isis Databases on DOS/win32. The class permit access to master file and simple searches by term. This is the first release and is still in Beta."
Christoffer writes: "After one year of hard development, 48000 lines of changed code, 4 intermediate releases and countless hours of testing, the Emilda 1.2 branch is declared stable. Since Emilda 1.1, amogst others enhanced cataloguing using item types and subject headings, LDAP authentication, a completely renewed configuration system using Control Panels, automated setup and upgrading, a new database backend including cached queries and support for older 3.x MySQL servers, Gettext i18n, a new search backend, new reports, enhanced MARC configuration etc have been added. All Emilda 1.1 users are encouraged to upgrade to Emilda 1.2.1 to be able to experience library management at its best. For more information, please visit the Emilda Project site."
anon writes: "opac2rss is a perl script that extracts checkout information from a Dynix system and creates an RSS feed for it. It would be great to get all your holds, fines, overdues, etc as an RSS feed from any ILS vendor."
Peter writes: "Avanti Library Systems has released Avanti MicroLCS version 1.0 beta 4, a Java based OPAC and cataloging system. Many things have been changed and improved in beta 4, mostly under the hood. Among these are a much simplified installation procedure, a server management console, a simpler architecture and directory layout, and many bug fixes, optimisations and refinements that make this a rock solid release. Also included in this release is AvantiMARC, an application program interface (API) for manipulating MARC records. It is functional but not yet enabled in beta 4, as further refinements are underway and MARC utilities based on AvantiMARC are still under development. AvantiMARC will soon be released separately as a MARC API package under the terms of the LGPL license."
anon writes: "The Virtual Data Center (VDC) team is pleased to announce the 1.0.2 release of the VDC. Release 1.0.2 adds support for Fedora 2 Core, operation behind an http proxy, and numerous small enhancements."
Gautier writes: "PMB is a french ILS project, based on PHP/MySQL, which runs under Windows, Linux, MacOS X. Developed in french, the project has a very reactive users community. Although PMB supports an easy translation, there are still parts which remain to translate. (If you want to help, be welcome :-) )
A demo is available at http://pmb.biblio.free.fr."
Steffen writes: "The Distributed Library Project has a new development site. CVS contains no code at the moment, but dlp-0.6 will be inserted soon. If you want to develop with us or include your own changes to dlp-0.6 (or earlier versions), I would like you to register at savannah.nongnu.org and apply for membership in the DLP project (Memberlist/Apply) DLP is a LAMP/WAMP (Linux/Windows-Apache-MySql-PHP) project which creates a database of people's books, videos, and music."
Polerio writes: "PhpMyLibrary version 2.0.3 comprises the following major changes. Inventory report output in 3x5 inches catalog format. In addition, it also outputs 8x14 numerous inventory reports. Secondly, the Import Record has been modified to fully support the MARC importing methods. The Maintenance Links has also been added. It facilitates backup/restore process of MARC Records. Finally, the new automatic installation method has been applied. This version is a full-pledged webhosting-friendly application. Visit the site for more info and a live demo."
anon writes: "Brushtail is an open source library intranet. Runs on PHP/MySQL. Includes a CMS, events bookings, PC bookings, IT jobsheet, reference database, casual staff listing, hours available noticboard, document uploads and more. Developed specifically for public libraries."
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."