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."
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."
Christoffer writes: "Realnode Ltd has been working for the last year intesively on an OS-library management system which now has reached the stage to be introduced to the OS-community. The project goes under the name Emilda. It features amongst others a full featured OPAC, Circulation and administration tools, label creation tools, Z39.50 tools and 100% MARC compatibilty. MARC compatibility is achieved by storing all information about biblios in MARC and accessing them using the Zebra server from Indexdata. For more information on Emilda, please visit the project page."
Paul writes: "The University of Minnesota Libraries Digital Library Development Lab has been working for three years on a library-centric authoring tool for building subject pathfinders, authoring course-related web pages, and general all-purpose pages. The project was written (simply and well-documented) around linux/apache/mySQL/PHP. It's about 34,000 lines of code and utilizes 40 underlying tables. It's being presented this week at the annual Digital Library Federation conference in New Mexico. See the site for (GPL) license details, documentation, and download."
paul writes: "A new version of Koha, the 1st Free software ILS has just been released, and is avaible here. This version of Koha is still in the "unstable" directory, because some bugs are still reported. But it's fully useable and used in (at least) 3 libraries in "real world". The next version should/might be the 2.0.0RC1. The only missing features are a migration tool for libraries already using Koha1.2.x, and an automated upgrading tool for future version. It's possible to upgrade manually. More than 40 bugfixes and improvements. See on sourceforge."
Pat writes: "This release adds a lot of bugfixes (thanks to everyone who's helped!), a first cut at z3950 support, and a script for migration from other ILSs. This release also marks a feature freeze pending the 2.0.0 release. 1.9.3 requires a newer version of MARC::Record than previous versions of Koha. Please make sure you're running MARC::Record 1.26. We've also made a few more tweaks to the Database Schema. If you've already installed an earlier version of Koha, you will need to update your DB to reflect these. 1.9.3 is a beta level release; it is not intended for production use. If you are evaluating, testing, or playing with 1.9.3 for any reason, please help us make it better by reporting bugs on bugs.koha.org. Feel free to fix them too. As always, Koha is available at sourceforge."
from fm, changes include: "The database tables have been restructured to conform more to the MARC21 object model. Bibliography holds, member late fee and account, member checkout history, reports, and labels have been added." Find it at the forge.