Citation Manager


Todd writes: "We've developed a new open source tool which provides some of the functionality of personal bibliographic databases like EndNote or Procite. Its working name is Citation Manager. It runs on the server side and provides a database which handles multiple sites and users. The project site is missing important things like, well, everything except a link to the source code repository and the test server... but people at Access liked it and I thought I'd let everyone else see what we're up to. I'll be working on expanding the site into something useful, but in the mean time people are welcome to play around with the test database."



The new version recognizes Ariel 3.0 files Prospero cannot handle and provides a proper warning. A later version of Prospero will handle these properly; for more info see (sorry for the delayed post)



from the Koha list: "This will be the last release before we start adding MARC support... This release is mainly bug fixes. The new functionality is a script that when added to you apache config can
provide koha in different languages. Please read the scripts/translator/translator.readme file for more details.

Olivet's Open Source Projects


Craighton writes about three new packages from Olivet Nazarene University Benner Library, all of which are available on their Open Source Projects page:

The Web Access Reserve Program (WARP) is a Perl script that will organize electronic reserve files by professor name and class number, and make uploading files to the web server a click and drag operation.

ILLWizard 1.0 is an ISO-10161-compliant, OCLC-Direct-Request-compatible ILL Web form that is easily customizable by non-technical librarians. This Java applet can be customized by changing the program parameters in the html file.

Joe's ILL OCLC Macro Language macros will move the data in interlibrary loan email requests from email into OCLC ILL module workforms in Passport software.

Larry Wall at Open Source IG Program at ALA


Jeremy writes: "Larry Wall, inventer and maintainer of the PERL language, will be the keynote speaker at this year's Open Source program at ALA in San Francisco. The program takes place Sunday morning, 8:30, at the Marriot Golden Gate Section B. We have a very exciting lineup, with not only Larry, but also Eric Lease Morgan (MyLibrary@NCState), and William Scholten (Executive Director of the Waitt Family Foundation Technology Resource Center)."

Greenstone 2.35

Gordon writes: "Version 2.35 of Greenstone adds many plugin enhancements, including bzip2 support, improved PDF and Word document handling, an updated ImagePlug (Unix only) and optional XML files for adding extra metadata. A Russian translation of the user interface has been added. Documents are now stored as XML. Greenstone now works on MacOS X (or any POSIX system), and the new CORBA interface gives other programs access Greenstone collections."

MARC 1.13 released


Gregg writes: "New addition of the wonderful marc-record manipulation tool This one has the added feature of being able to name the HTML fields when using marc2html. Thanks MR. Summers!" Complete docs and a line-by-line tutorial example are available at



Mark writes: "Modular Online Software for Self-Paced Tutorials (MOSST) is a lightweight tutorial builder that provides tools to add naviagational links and pop-up windows to HTML pages, a self-checking quiz module, and a web-based designer interface."



Martha writes: "Thokbook has now been ported to MySQL and DBD::CSV (flat file pseudo-database). Try it out and send me feedback! Note: The database format has changed. If you created a database under version 0.01, you will have to destroy and re-create it."



from freshmeat, changes include "Compatibility with MS Windows NT/2000, removal of duplicate references from searches, stability increases, moving all databases to dbm format, dependency changes from Mail::Mailer to Net::SMTP, and a fix for a bug which allowed username accounts like 'joe '." Go get it here.

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