Download it at PhpMyLibrary Official Website

Or at PhpMyLibrary Sourceforge Project Site

Or At Mirror Sites

Sourceforge PhpMyLibrary Download Mirror


1. Advance function, can use AND, OR, NOT, Search Limit, More than 1 keyword search
2. Tags table has been updated. Taken from
3. Good appearance of summary view and detailed view search results.


1. Update Holdings management to facilitate online borrowing
2. Update User Management to comply with Holdings and Cataloging Changes
3. Apply/Use Barcode Id's
4. Update Circulation Management.
5. Update Import/Export Function
6. Modify DB not to store MARC but only tags and values
7. Update tags list.

Thank you.

Polerio T. Babao III
Core Developer - PhpMyLibrary



The PhpMyLibrary version 2.2.1 has been released to the public. It can be downloaded here (PhpMyLibrary-2.2.1)! or here!

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Initial Release of ver 2.2.1

This is the initial working version of 2.2.1 series. Advance search is under development. Basic search has been done. Cataloging module has been replaced totally by the cataloging source code included in the 2.2.1 release. Base code has been laid out. Improvements and bugs fixing ongoing.

Things to be improved that has been discovered in 2.2.1:

1. Tags listing, should include the whole marc consisting of 180+ tags,
current is 60+ (the basics)

2. Advance search. Will be doing some extra-effort in this function because except, union, and difference database functions are not available yet in mysql 4.x, 5.x . This is why this function is still not finish. But the basic search is already working fine. Advance search function is so easy to be coded in using postgresql as database but default webhosting companies use mysql.

3. Improve and/or create serials features.

4. Improve the patron management features.

5. Adapt/Create the barcoding features.

6. Improve the printing outputs.

7. Improve the configuration management, not-to-use the edit the direct php file online.

8. Improve the Borrowing/Circulation management, wherein book and patron/student use barcode enabled id's.Goal has been done. To create a new cataloging interface more easy than previous versions. I'd wanted to fix everything but this will take probably 6 months, This is why i just decided to release what has been done so that you or others may benefit from this new features right away. And perhaps, you or they can code more fast than i am and better improve the code-base for their use.

Anyways this is it. the 2.2.1 current development snapshot.

Version 2.2.1

Download it at

or at

The infos below are the development stages of this snapshot
This lists can be accessed/found in

1450098 cataloging3 done. integrating to webpac -- 2006-03-15 15:17
1448664 cataloging3 done -- 2006-03-13 18:51
1448047 subfield navigation ongoing -- 2006-03-12 11:00
1447092 cant modify config files -- 2006-03-10 21:53
1446913 take strict action to repea/non-repea -- 2006-03-10 14:09
1446901 adding new fields and saving record-ongoing -- 2006-03-10 13:46
1446217 delimitters functions done -- 2006-03-09 20:27
1445281 coding started 03-08-06 09:30 GMT+8 -- 2006-03-08 13:29
1443899 patTemplate added to API -- 2006-03-06 18:01
1443863 binary encoding of marc dropped -- 2006-03-06 16:05
1443862 cataloging3 dobrica explanation -- 2006-03-06 16:02
1442334 development of 2.2.1 ongoing -- 2006-03-03 21:16
1442330 phpmylibrary shows bug in using ie browser -- 2006-03-03 21:11
1442328 directory restructured and installer modified -- 2006-03-03 21:08

This inital version 2.2.1 has been done in almost two weeks. Bugfixing and improvement ongoing.

If you want to use/evaluate the old stable versions visit the site at

Info on 2.x.x series of PhpMyLibrary

2.2.1-x - the current version. this is good for beginners, and non-librarians as it uses point-and-click adding of tags and dilimmiters.

2.1.1-x - good for former CDS/ISIS users because it uses templates named .wkt located at polerio/module/config/worksheets/.

2.0.3-x - the cataloging system for advance users or library professionals because of strict manual USMARC-based encoding.

Thank you for suggesting improvements to the PhpMyLibrary, the open source library automation system.

Polerio T. Babao III
Polerio Inc. 2003
PhpMyLibrary Org. 2001




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



Peter writes: "OpenBiblio is an easy to use, open source, automated library system written in PHP containing OPAC, circulation, cataloging, and staff administration functionality. The purpose of this project is to provide a cost effective library automation solution for private collections, clubs, churches, schools, or public libraries. Version 0.5.1 has just been released. Predominately a bugfix release, addressing a number of security, compatibility, and i18n problems. Minor feature enhancements have been added including: enhanced reporting functionality w/CSV output and links for biblios and members in HTML report results; 'New Like' functionality, giving the user the ability to create a biblio record based on existing an existing record.
View the release notes for more info, or download the release here.



Christoffer writes: "After one year of hard development, 48000 lines of changed code, 4 intermediate releases and countless hours of testing, the Emilda 1.2 branch is declared stable. Since Emilda 1.1, amogst others enhanced cataloguing using item types and subject headings, LDAP authentication, a completely renewed configuration system using Control Panels, automated setup and upgrading, a new database backend including cached queries and support for older 3.x MySQL servers, Gettext i18n, a new search backend, new reports, enhanced MARC configuration etc have been added. All Emilda 1.1 users are encouraged to upgrade to Emilda 1.2.1 to be able to experience library management at its best. For more information, please visit the Emilda Project site."



Gautier writes: "PMB is a french ILS project, based on PHP/MySQL, which runs under Windows, Linux, MacOS X. Developed in french, the project has a very reactive users community. Although PMB supports an easy translation, there are still parts which remain to translate. (If you want to help, be welcome :-) )
A demo is available at

New Development Site for DLP


Steffen writes: "The Distributed Library Project has a new development site. CVS contains no code at the moment, but dlp-0.6 will be inserted soon. If you want to develop with us or include your own changes to dlp-0.6 (or earlier versions), I would like you to register at and apply for membership in the DLP project (Memberlist/Apply) DLP is a LAMP/WAMP (Linux/Windows-Apache-MySql-PHP) project which creates a database of people's books, videos, and music."



Polerio writes: "PhpMyLibrary version 2.0.3 comprises the following major changes. Inventory report output in 3x5 inches catalog format. In addition, it also outputs 8x14 numerous inventory reports. Secondly, the Import Record has been modified to fully support the MARC importing methods. The Maintenance Links has also been added. It facilitates backup/restore process of MARC Records. Finally, the new automatic installation method has been applied. This version is a full-pledged webhosting-friendly application. Visit the site for more info and a live demo."

Brushtail - an open source library intranet

anon writes: "Brushtail is an open source library intranet. Runs on PHP/MySQL. Includes a CMS, events bookings, PC bookings, IT jobsheet, reference database, casual staff listing, hours available noticboard, document uploads and more. Developed specifically for public libraries."

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