Christoffer writes: "Emilda 1.2 has for the last 6 months been under heavy development, and the result of the hard work of the entire development team is the yesterday released Beta version of Emilda 1.2. We would now like to urge all interested to take part in the testing and evaluation process of the forthcoming stable release of Emilda 1.2. This release of Emilda features amongst others, LDAP integration, completely redesigned configuration system, MARC configuration, Item types, Subject support, redesigned search backend and much, much more."
VDC writes: "The Virtual Data Center (VDC) is an OSS digital library system "in a box" for numeric data. VDC provides a complete open-source, digital library system for the management, dissemination, exchange, and citation of virtual collections of quantitative data. The VDC functionality provides everything necessary to maintain and disseminate an individual collection of research studies: including facilities for the storage, archiving, cataloging, translation, and dissemination of each collection. On-line analysis is provided, powered by the R Statistical environment. The system provides extensive support for distributed and federated collections including: location-independent naming of objects, distributed authentication and access control, federated metadata harvesting, remote repository caching, and distributed virtual collections of remote objects. Release 1.0 of the VDC provides RPM's for Redhat 9.0, Fedora 1 Core and Redhat 3 Advance Server. Supported standards and protocols and formats include: DDI, Dublin Core, and MARC for metadata; R,SPSS, SAS,ASCII, and STATA for data ; OAI and Z39.50 for queries; UNF's and Handles for naming/citation."
Ian writes: "Open Request 1.0.0 is a pure java toolkit for developers, systems integrators and organisations needing access to ISO ILL and other interlendng protocols in a java (Or other enterprise) environment who do not wish to write their own implementations. This release fixes a number of bugs and adds minor improvements to the 1.0.0 rc1 release. Read more about this release and download the code/binaries at the Developer Site."
Romano writes: "JOpac2 is a open source project we started in 2002. The idea came out because we need a OPAC able to integrate different data sources without data transformation. For this, JOpac2 is written in Java and is build on a class structure that make easy to load data in any ISO2709 format (ISIS, UNIMARC and text-only if you map it on a ISO2709 structure). JOpac2 is currently used by the University of Trieste for two small catalogs: non SBN data from a old ISIS based system and a journal catalog. Now at v.1.0, we are working for a new release and a loan module."
Peter writes: "Avanti MicroLCS version 1.0 beta 3 has been released. This is the first public release of MicroLCS in over a year. Much of the development work during that time has been devoted to refining and improving basic features. New features in Beta 3 include a powerful and flexible boolean search capability, a redesigned user interface that is clean simple and easy to learn and use, a context sensitive help system, and standalone Java clients. Beta 3 is coming close in terms of features to the basic OPAC and cataloging system that the production 1.0 release is expected to be."
Gerry writes: "OpenSiteSearch is the new Open Source version of OCLC's original java-based web application for building Z39.50 portals (i.e. virtual union catalogues). This project is specifically aimed at the library community."
from fm, changes include: "SRW/SRU support. Bugfixes for event handling. C++ compile fixes (for more picky GCC). The YAZ proxy is now a separate project and is no longer part of YAZ++ ... The proxy supports SRW/SRU/Z39.50 incoming connections and any Z39.50 backend server, CQL conversions, XML, and XSLT."
Christoffer writes: "By this release, the 1.1 branch of Emilda is decleared stable and thus we encourage users to upgrade to this version. Main changes involve straightening issues with library management, such as circulation and book-adding, HTML optimisations, small cosmetic & logical updates and other minor bugfixes. For more information on Emilda in general, the Emilda Demo or this release in particular, please visit the project page."
Polerio writes: "From the word itself, pycatalog is a python based catalog generator. It can output book and card catalog in Portable Document Format (PDF). It is created using Python programming language, SQLite embeded-database, Reportlab python reportab generator and wxPython, a loadable GUI module for Python. It is platform independent, it will run on Windows, Linux and Mac operating system. Its primary puspose is to convert the MARC data into a printable card and book catalog format. To download visit the pycatalog sourceforge page."