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."
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.
anon writes: "A new version of IsisMarc, the advanced data entry interface for CDS/ISIS databases, is now available for download: it implements a Z39.50 client, a search module and many other enhancements. This work is the result of a pool of developers in Argentina and Uruguay, under the auspices of Argentina's Ministry of Education SIU Program and UNESCO Communication and information sector.
Several features were added to the software, among which:
Search Module. It implements most Winisisï¿½ search features, showing results in a grid: double clicking a line will make that record active in the IsisMarc window. It does not support free-text searching.
MARC21 Import. It is possible to batch-import Marc21 records to a temporary IsisMarc administrated database. This database will not be erased until you order to do that, including when closing the application. This feature makes it possible to add MARC records to your local database for copy cataloguing.
Z39.50 Client. IsisMarc 1.53 adds a built-in Z39.50 client based upon the YAZ(c) OSS Library. It allows searching into more than 35 databases from libraries from all around the world and importing their records for copy-cataloguing. Check the manual to see important options as the "temporal activation" agent and many more. Note that through WinIsis you could add more Z39.50 sources to search into.
Punctuation. IsisMarc 1.53 can automatically add MARC21 punctuation to records as soon as you accept one. IsisMarc will try using MARC21 database rules to add appropriate punctuation (DOTS). This feature will be enhanced in future versions but was tested, for common cases. For fixing exceptional punctuation cases you have to edit the record manually. This feature can be disabled by leaving blank the DOTS parameter of isismarc.cip located in your DBISIS/database folder.
Multi-user enhancements. IsisMarc 1.53 was tested under Linux Samba drives for locking and adding records concurrently. Automatic Inverted file updating is not implemented because of DLL limitations.
A number of other minor bugs have been fixed.
IsisMarc interface and installation are now available in English, Spanish and French."
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."
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."
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."
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."