from Derek over perl4lib: "Basically a bugfix and sanity checks after Elizabeth Shaw noticed that pack_008 left the 008 field empty. Also added a ship script to automate the creation of
the .tar.gz version. Please beat on this and let the list know of any problems...
" Go get it at [p.s. hey Liz, that you? how's that reference MOO doin'? ;)]

EPrints code coming


Thomas wrote in to oss4lib-list about 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)...

Internet Station Manager

Doug writes in: The Internet Station Manager (ISM) is open source software developed by the Grand Rapids Public Library for managing public Internet stations.

ISM, written in Perl, is a completely server based system which uses custom Apache web server modules and the MySQL database to provide login, management, and timeout services for public use Internet PCs in libraries. FreeBSD is the recommended server OS, but any Unix/Linux variants could be used.

See the ISM home page for details.



Mark wrote to oss4lib-list: "jake2marc is a utility that can create simple USMARC records for the full-text journals in databases listed in the jake project.

jake2marc is incorporated into and distributed with the standard jake application, and currently appears as a "Download as MARC" option in the database list and in the record for each database. jake2marc can also be installed and used separately from the main jake application because it queries jake for data over the net. The Perl source code is available for people interested in installing jake2marc on their own web server and modifying it to suit their own library's needs. jake2marc is currently under development and is available under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

More information about jake2marc, including a detailed description of the records it creates, is available at"

Gutenbook-0.1 -- the original?


as seen at freshmeat: "Gutenbook is a personal multi-stage project to design, prototype, and develop a GTK+-based desktop application for reading Project Gutenberg Etexts. Currently, development consists of advanced prototyping in Perl/GTK+." According to the author, Lee, this is the original codebase from which the other Gutenbook project started, but this one is purely focused on perl/gtk+ instead of multiple (incompatible) codebases.

Electronic Document Delivery (EDD)


EDD is an ILL tool written in VB5 for managing the automated conversion of ARIEL files to web-accessible pdf files. See the EDD project page for source, binaries, and more.



from the Open Source Course Reserves (OSCR) site: "Release 1.50 streamlines data entry and adds other features... ". looks like they've also got some php3 in there now in addition to perl, and the perl bits are moving to DBI.

Ovid Statistics Log Report Generator

Ovid Statistics Log Report Generator is a perl script that produces usage reports from Ovid log statistics. See the project page for more.


as seen at freshmeat: "Major rewrite with lots of changes, including becoming object-oriented. All database handling was moved to the separate class. Ability to change the quantity of searches (now between 1 and 10), and to change the maximum quantity of references (now 20 to 400) added. A text area for the user to write a note to the authors was added. There are no longer empty accounts generated." read more at the BioMail Home Page

bp -- perl bibliography package


bp is a freely licensed perl package for manipulating and accessing bibliographic information. It supports bibtex, refer, endnote, procite, inspec, medline and other formats for input/output/conversion. I emailed the author as the bp homepage does not seemed to have changed in two years... will post any response as a comment.