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eprints-1.0

I might have missed the announce list message, but checking eprints.org (esp. the download page it appears that version 1.0 is ready to go. According to the main page, "An earlier private beta release of eprints met with unanimous approval. The first complete operational release is available (for free, of course) as of December 1 2000." Of course, the Open Archives standard is about to change as of mid-January (at the public meeting in D.C.), when they will release the next version of the OAI spec. So eprints will have to change pretty soon, but it looks solid already otherwise.

Greenstone 2.27

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Gordon writes: "Version 2.27 of the Greenstone digital library software is available. There are two big improvements: 'The Collector' now works in Windows 95/98 and is more stable on other platforms; and the experimental 'Phind' phrase browsing interface is now a Greenstone classifier (Unix only). Various smaller improvements include: document display modes, Z39.50 efficiencies, new metadata extraction, enhancements to the install and make scripts, and many bug fixes. Examples at www.nzdl.org; download from sourceforge."

Greenstone-2.26

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from freshmeat: "New distribution formats (Windows binary, Linux binary, Source), Dutch interface, various bugfixes (particularly to install & uninstall scripts), updates to included packages, documentation for making your own home page, and a little bit of unstable research thrown in for good measure." more info here...

eprints-Beta-2

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from eprints-announce: "The public beta version of the eprints.org archive software is now available for download from eprints.org." Standard beta-quality disclaimers apply, but this is Good News...

Greenstone

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From Stuart comes: "Greenstone is a GPL Digital Library Software package for building multimedia, multilingual collections. It is very practical, and has been used by the FAO and other humanitarian organisations to distribute information to developing countries because it can be used to build CDROMs or websites and is free (speech) software. It is also the research environment of the New Zealand Digital Library Project, so development is ongoing.
You can find Greenstone, its source code, numerous example collections, manuals and more at http://www.nzdl.org.
" We've posted on this here before but now it's on the projects list too...

EPrints code coming

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Thomas wrote in to oss4lib-list about eprints.org and its promise of a free code release. At the site you'll see that this is a generic successor to the CogPrints codebase, and is intended to be fully Open Archives-savvy. This is a Good Thing(tm)...

ETD-db-1.04

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For those of you who've not seen recent developments in Electronic Thesis or Dissertations (ETD) systems, check out www.thesis.org and www.ndltd.org for an overview. There's also a new version of ETD-db, vt.edu's package for managing ETD archives (thanks to Charlie G. for the pointer). Anyone know if these folks are in tune with the Open Archives Initiative?

HT00 Tutorial & Greenstone-2.13

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Great to see that there's going to be a tutorial on "How to build a digital library using open-source software" at the upcoming ACM Hypertext '00 conference. Reading through the speaker's bio I found Greenstone, nzdl.org's collection backend. Looks like several implementations are running already, too. It would be great to post a conference report from a willing attendee... (hint hint :)

Chronicle and slashdot on LOCKSS

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slashdot is running this story on the Highwire Press-led LOCKSS project for distributed long-term journal storage. The /. blurb references the months-old Chronicle piece on the topic. The LOCKSS page hasn't changed in a while... hope we see some source code and reports soon.