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MARC4J-2.0rc2

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Bas writes: "I am pleased to announce the second release candidate of MARC4J 2.0. Starting from release 2.0rc1 the event based parser is replaced by an easier to use interface that uses a simple iterator over a collection of MARC records.

The MARC4J library includes:

  • An easy to use interface that can handle large record sets;
  • Readers and writers for both MARC and MARC XML;
  • A build-in pipeline model to pre- or postprocess MARC XML using any XSLT processor that supports the JAXP interface;
  • A MARC record object model (like DOM for XML) for in-memory editing of MARC records;
  • Support for data conversions from MARC-8 ANSEL, ISO5426 or ISO6937 to UCS/Unicode and back;
  • Vendor neutral XML support through JAXP and SAX2, a high performance XML interface;
  • Support for conversions between MARC and MARC XML;
  • Tight integration with the JAXP, DOM and SAX2 interfaces;
  • Easy to integrate with other XML interfaces like DOM, XOM, JDOM or DOM4J;
  • Command-line utilities for MARC and MARC XML conversions;
  • Javadoc documentation.

MARC4J is published under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation.
Downloads and additional information can be found at http://marc4j.tigris.org."

OpenRequest-1.0.4 (rc7)

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Ian writes: "OpenRequest, the pure java toolkit for projects, developers and organisations wishing to quickly implement the ISO 10161 (ILL) document interlending protocol, is available. Please feel free to download, play and get in touch. 1.0.4 includes extended support for more ILL extensions, many bugfixes, improvements in deployment options and lots more."

Greenstone-2.53

Katherine writes: "The Windows, GNU/Linux, and Source distributions of Greenstone v2.53 are now available for download. Important changes in this release include, in no particular order: a brand new installer; much improved GLI compatibility with Java 1.5.0; the ability to import documents exported from DSpace, and vice versa; a smarter HTMLPlug that blocks the images in the HTML files it processes, and no others; new GLI metadata sets: Qualified Dublin Core, NZGLS, AGLS, and RFC 1807; Lucene building support (for real this time!); an improved and much more bandwidth-efficient GLI applet; support for subfields in the Greenstone Editor for Metadata Sets (GEMS); and many many other improvements and bug fixes."

Fedora-2.0

Ronda writes: "The Fedora Development Team is pleased to announce the release of Fedora 2.0 and the launch of the new Fedora website. New features in 2.0 include Fedora Object XML (FOXML) Ingest and Export with Different XML Formats; Relationship Metadata for Digital Objects; Resource Index Module; Batch Modify Utility; Repository Administrator Reporting Tools; Example Client for Making SOAP calls to Fedora APIs Third Party Library Upgrades; Performance Tuning; API-A and API-A-LITE Changes; API-M Changes; PID Definition Syntrax Relaxed; Including PID as Default Parameter in Disseminations; Syntax of Timestamp Values Extended; Redesign of Fedora Web Site and Documentation; Fedora Tutorials. Additionally, 16 bugs have been corrected in this release. Full information about the new features and code corrections is available in the release notes.

Installation and migration instructions are also available. If you have any questions about this release, please address them to fedora_support@virginia.edu."

Avanti MicroLCS-1.0 beta 4

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Peter writes: "Avanti Library Systems has released Avanti MicroLCS version 1.0 beta 4, a Java based OPAC and cataloging system. Many things have been changed and improved in beta 4, mostly under the hood. Among these are a much simplified installation procedure, a server management console, a simpler architecture and directory layout, and many bug fixes, optimisations and refinements that make this a rock solid release. Also included in this release is AvantiMARC, an application program interface (API) for manipulating MARC records. It is functional but not yet enabled in beta 4, as further refinements are underway and MARC utilities based on AvantiMARC are still under development. AvantiMARC will soon be released separately as a MARC API package under the terms of the LGPL license."

VDC-1.0.2

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anon writes: "The Virtual Data Center (VDC) team is pleased to announce the 1.0.2 release of the VDC. Release 1.0.2 adds support for Fedora 2 Core, operation behind an http proxy, and numerous small enhancements."

VDC-1.0 (Stable)

VDC writes: "The Virtual Data Center (VDC) is an OSS digital library system "in a box" for numeric data. VDC provides a complete open-source, digital library system for the management, dissemination, exchange, and citation of virtual collections of quantitative data. The VDC functionality provides everything necessary to maintain and disseminate an individual collection of research studies: including facilities for the storage, archiving, cataloging, translation, and dissemination of each collection. On-line analysis is provided, powered by the R Statistical environment. The system provides extensive support for distributed and federated collections including: location-independent naming of objects, distributed authentication and access control, federated metadata harvesting, remote repository caching, and distributed virtual collections of remote objects. Release 1.0 of the VDC provides RPM's for Redhat 9.0, Fedora 1 Core and Redhat 3 Advance Server. Supported standards and protocols and formats include: DDI, Dublin Core, and MARC for metadata; R,SPSS, SAS,ASCII, and STATA for data ; OAI and Z39.50 for queries; UNF's and Handles for naming/citation."

OpenRequest-1.0.0

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Ian writes: "Open Request 1.0.0 is a pure java toolkit for developers, systems integrators and organisations needing access to ISO ILL and other interlendng protocols in a java (Or other enterprise) environment who do not wish to write their own implementations. This release fixes a number of bugs and adds minor improvements to the 1.0.0 rc1 release. Read more about this release and download the code/binaries at the Developer Site."

JOPAC2-1.0

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Romano writes: "JOpac2 is a open source project we started in 2002. The idea came out because we need a OPAC able to integrate different data sources without data transformation. For this, JOpac2 is written in Java and is build on a class structure that make easy to load data in any ISO2709 format (ISIS, UNIMARC and text-only if you map it on a ISO2709 structure). JOpac2 is currently used by the University of Trieste for two small catalogs: non SBN data from a old ISIS based system and a journal catalog. Now at v.1.0, we are working for a new release and a loan module."

Avanti MicroLCS-1.0 beta 3

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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."