Protocols and Standards - Sub Categories
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.
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.
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."
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."
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."
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."