Slides from code4lib talk: Open Source in Armenia


Last week at the code4lib 2006 conference, Tigran Zargaryan of Armenia gave a terrific talk entitled "Practical Aspects of Implementing Open Source in Armenia." Tigran, the conference attendee who travelled the greatest distance to participate, has graciously agreed to let us post slides from his talk here, in ppt and sxi formats.

Thanks, Tigran!

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oss-Armenia.sxi11.29 KB




Thursday, 23 February 2006

The PhpMyLibrary version 2.1.1 has been released to the public. It can be downloaded here (PhpMyLibrary-2.1.1-1)!

2.1.1-1 Changes ( This is more compatible to web-hosting servers than previous version)

SF Listed Bugs

1435691 - modifiy themes for phpnuke/postnuke - postnuke/phpnuke done
1435690 - session updated in 2.1.1-1 - done
1435689 - adodb updated on version 2.1.1-1 - done
1435038 - register_globals Off display_errors On - done
1431947 - module/conf.php siteurl, emailadd - done
1431385 - remove premarc link - done
1430406 - abstract index added/fixed - done
1428257 - local file inclusion bug my_co - done

SF Listed Feautre Requests

1437365 - phpnuke theme is used instead of postnuke as of 2.1.1-1 - done
1431956 - add phpmailer to submit inquiry - done
1431950 - submit email inquiry - done


Mambo/joomla theme compatibility
Addition of new bibliographic template

New Cataloging Feature. More easy than 2.0.x and 2.1.x

Again, download the file here (PhpMyLibrary-2.1.1-1)!

Visit project site at


Polerio T. Babao III



Version 2.1.1 Released

The PhpMyLibrary version 2.1.1 has been released to the public. It can be downloaded here! or at PhpMyLibrary - Sourceforge Mirrors


1. Minor bugfix

2. Major modification of cataloging which now includes abstract/fulltext encoding. This is good for serial/journal indexing, or thesis/dissertation database.

3. The cataloging module is heavily modified.

Visit the project site at:

Thank you.

Polerio T. Babao III


Index Data has released a new implementation of the ZOOM abstract API for Perl.

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.

Net-Z3950-ZOOM-1.01.tar.gz45.95 KB

Hello. Your council is necessary.


Hello. Your council is necessary.

At me in a local area network, in Russia electronic library.
The library contains files in a format html.
It is sorted about 35 000 files html and the order 100 000.
Sortings wait.
Sharply there is a question of convenient cataloguing of files. I in given
The moment I am engaged in search oss to which will help me will consult
With this task.
Search on the Russian Internet in what has not resulted.
Search on becomes complicated an abundance of the information and
Level of possession of English language.

You could in this connection something advise?
Here requirements to a script:

Operational system windows or a script on not dependent language.
The programming language it is desirable PHP.
1) System of classification of books on genres.
2) System of classification of books under forms (the novel, the story, etc.)
3) System of sorting of authors alphabetically.
4) System of sorting of authors on genres.
5) System of ratings of authors, products.
6) System of statistics.
7) All data are brought in a database.
8) Files in a format html are in the user folders.
9) Search on archive (it is desirable text-through).
10) the Opportunity as well as simply to read the book, and to download
it for perusal in off-line.

Actually it is possible to write many requirements, but these are the most necessary.

What could you advise me?

P.S. Tried to find contact data of the manager of a site, but has not found. Therefore I write here.

Open Source Systems for Libraries Swicki

A Swicki is community powered search engine that tailors the results to produce targeted search results for the community. The search results from a swicki is more focused than a general search engine and can learn and adapt, anonymously and automatically, based on the search behavior of the community.

A swicki can also be trained. Sites that are useful can be promoted and those not relevant can be excluded. A “buzz cloud” provides a swarm of words that are hot in the community. The search results from a swicki are more focused than a general search engine and they will continue to learn and adapt, anonymously and automatically, based on the search behavior of the community.

In support of the OSS4Lib community I created the Open Source Systems for Libraries swicki.


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? is back!

NOT SAN ANTONIO, TX - In a gala closing reception held nowhere near the ALA Midwinter Conference, the longest-running-if-barely-so library tech blog came back. Bananas were eaten; drupal modules were installed. Reached at an Ikea store in Georgia, Ross Singer said "I use OSS4Lib, the /only/ source for OSS in Libraries." It's true, he said that - you could hear the slashes in his southern drawl. mdxi, of upstate #code4lib, added "oss4lib is the leading no-longer-purple web news source for developments in the intersection of libre software development and the evolution the library."

Updates include:

  • Uses a real backend that wasn't written in 1998
  • All old content has been tagged by topic
  • Anybody can sign up and submit stories
  • Anybody can create a project page for their open source/library project
  • We're aggregating "oss4lib" tag feeds from and unalog; use the tag "oss4lib" on relevant links when you post to those sites, and your links will show up on the right over there -->
  • All stories come with easy links to save or look up story bookmarks at unalog,, digg, reddit, and technorati
  • You can sign up to get email notifying you of new stories again

Things left to do:

  • A better theme (looking for volunteer contributions!)
  • Some old links are probably broken; old list archive in particular needs a new home
  • Figure out a good way to recreate the old project list and file cache
  • Profit!

Come have a look around.



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.

Comments/suggestions for the new backend


Please kick the tires a bit, and leave any comments here. Only registered users can comment or post, so create an account and sign if you want.

Thanks! -dchud

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