TextCite-1.0.2

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As seen on fm:

"TextCite is a program for organizing and commenting textual citations from texts (books, articles, or other published works) for use in producing scientific or academic publications. You can organize by publication, author, category, or outline. It works with bibliographic management programs like Citation, EndNote, RefWorks, and BibTeX, providing important text/citation management capabilities that these programs lack, while still allowing for rapid footnote and bibliography generation by means of your favorite bibliography manager. It also exports to PDF and Word (RTF)."

The latest release, 1.0.2, sounds like a mostly bugfix rev.

Article: Fac-Back-OPAC: An Open Source Interface to Your Library System

Free in this month's Computers in Libraries (I get paid to write a column in same, but had no idea about this until now) is this piece by Mike Beccaria and Dan Scott:

"Fac-Back-OPAC is a faceted back­ up OPAC. This advanced catalog offers features that compare favorably with the traditional catalogs for today’s library systems. Fac-Back-OPAC represents the convergence of two prominent trends in library tools: the decoupling of discovery tools from the traditional integrated library system and the use of readily available open source components to rapidly produce leading-edge technology for meeting patron and library needs. Built on code that was originally developed by Casey Durfee in February 2007, Fac-Back-OPAC is available for no cost under an open source license to any library that wants to offer an advanced search interface or a backup catalog for its patrons."

Scriblio released

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Scriblio is a WordPress-based OPAC and CMS, which merges the concepts of "blog entry" and "catalog record". You can see it in action live at Plymouth State University, the project's host institution.

Read about how to get it here, with some detailed notes about installation here.

Copies of the scriblio-specific (i.e. not-WordPress) components are attached.

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scriblio_plugin.tar.gz33.5 KB
scriblio_theme.tar.gz222.08 KB
bsuite_core.tar.gz20.62 KB
bsuite_btags.tar.gz7.71 KB

LibraryFind-0.8.2

The LibraryFind crew has released version 0.8.2, which promises:

  • Improved out-of-the-box user interface
  • re-worked html/css architecture to support easier design customization
  • new generic graphic design for out-of-the-box UI
  • many, many bugfixes

Try this latest version out live at OSU.

A copy is attached.

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libraryfind-0.8.2.tar.gz4.27 MB

g3data-1.5.1

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It's been a really long time since I've written about g3data, the excellent tool for extracting data from graphs. It has seen many updates, and the latest version is 1.5.1.

A copy is attached.

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g3data-1.5.1.tar.gz46.23 KB

Tellico-1.2.14

It's been a long while since I've written about Tellico, the excellent personal bibliographic collection manager. But since the last post here, it's undergone a steady series of improvements and remains a terrific desktop app with super all-purpose biblio-fu. The latest version is 1.2.14.

Somehow I couldn't download 1.2.14, so a copy of 1.2.13 is attached.

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tellico-1.2.13.tar.gz4.57 MB

VuFind-0.6.1

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Earlier this summer, Andrew Nagy from Villanova University announced VuFind, a php-based OPAC written around Apache Solr:

"VuFind is a library resource portal designed and developed for libraries by libraries. The goal of VuFind is to enable your users to search and browse through all of your library's resources by replacing the traditional OPAC to include:

  • Catalog Records
  • Locally Cached Journals
  • Digital Library Items
  • Institutional Repository
  • Institutional Bibliography
  • Other Library Collections and Resources

VuFind is completely modular so you can implement just the basic system, or all of the components. And since it's open source, you can modify the modules to best fit your need or you can add new modules to extend your resource offerings."

The most recent release is 0.6.1, a copy of which is attached.

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VuFind-0.6.1.tar.gz7.58 MB

Simple2ZOOM-1.01

Hammer writes: "We're delighted to announce the release of another new product: Simple2ZOOM, a sort of universal Swiss Army gateway that proxies between Z39.50, SRU, SRU/POST and SRW. Although nearly all testing so far has been with Z39.50-to-SRU configurations, it ought to work with pretty much any combination of these protocols on the front- and back-ends. The software essentially combines the qualities of two existing packages, ZOOM and SimpleServer into one universal protocol gateway.

Simple2ZOOM is free-as-in-freedom, open source, software. It is distributed under the same terms as Perl, that is, either under the GNU GPL (General Public Licence) or the Artistic Licence -- your choice.

Simple2ZOOM is implemented in Perl, as a tiny script that calls the Net::Z3950::Simple2ZOOM Perl module. It is this module that is distributed, and it's freely available on CPAN here.

We would like to gratefully acknowledge the National Library of Australia for providing funding that enabled us to add lots of the functionality and bring this product up to a releasable standard."

A copy is attached.

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Net-Z3950-Simple2ZOOM-1.01.tar.gz25.65 KB

Central Kansas Consortium Chooses Koha

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Another largish consortium has selected an open source ILS solution. From LibLime's press release: the Central Kansas Library System--one of seven regional library systems in Kansas, and serving 17 counties in the state--has selected Koha ZOOM for 'Pathfinder Central', a new region-wide ILS consortium. A particularly quotable quote from James Swan, Administrator of CKLS: We believe the Open Source model, embodied by Koha ZOOM, reflects the spirit of public libraries. Funding projects that benefit everyone means more libraries will switch to open-source library automation and sponsor new developments that other libraries will benefit from too.

INCOLSA Selects Koha for Indiana Shared Library Catalog

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From the press release, LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, and the Indiana Cooperative Library Services Authority (INCOLSA) have announced that the Indiana Shared Library Catalog (ISLC) is migrating to Koha ZOOM for their next integrated library system (ILS) and union catalog.

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