Mark writes: "The MARC Template Library is a C++ API for reading MARC records using C++ templates and the Standard Template Library. It features an event parser inspired by Bas Peters' James (Java MARC Events), althought I have taken a very different approach by using templates and other features not found in Java. The parser is very fast - able to read over 30,000 records a second on my 450 mhz AMD k3, that is if you don't include the time to load the records from disk. In real world situations the speed is about 5,000 to 10,000 per second. It is still in the very early stages of development - so parts of it are not really usable yet and there's quite a few bugs."
Polerio writes: "PhpMyLibrary is a PHP/MySQL Web based library automation application. The program consists of cataloging (for handling adding/editing/deleting/searching of materials), circulation (so the librarian can handle user related management items), and the webpac module (where the World searches the catalog of your library). The program also has an import export feature, and strictly follows the USMARC standard for adding materials.
Bas writes: "New in this release is a version of MarcXmlWriter that supports XSLT processing using any JAXP compliant XSLT processor (like SAXON or Xalan) and a RecordHandler interface to support complex conversion routines using MARC record objects.
Added to the site is a tutorial about writing MARC to XML conversion programs using the James API and SAX2 events.
The James API provides a sequential model to access a collection of MARC bibliographic records in tape format. The goal of James is to provide a generic Application Programming Interface (API) for records that conform to the MARC standard.
James (Java MARC Events) is written in Java and published under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. Downloads and additional information, including the tutorial and Javadoc documentation, can be found at www.bpeters.com."
polerio writes: "PhpMyLibrary is a PHP/MySQL Web based library automation application. The program consists of cataloging (for handling adding/editing/deleting/searching of materials), circulation (so the librarian can handle user related management items), and the webpac module (where the World searches the catalog of your library). The program also has an import export feature, and strictly follows the USMARC standard for adding materials.
Changes: This version is in the form of a WebPAC module. The Import MARC record function was added, which will let you add new bibliographic data to your database. There is both a Post-nuke and stand-alone version available."
as seen on xml4lib, many improvements include an error handler interface, UNIMARC support, a default handler, and several other changes including bugfixes. Go get it at Bas Peters'James site.
Stompro writes: "The Transaction, Circulation Module, and Basic MARC reader are now usable. The program can now add, edit, and delete library users. The user can also check in, check out, and renew library materials." Go get it at the forge.
Mark wrote to jake-list: "I've been making incremental improvements to jake2marc over the last year or so and thought it time to announce these... [summarized:] You can now choose where jake2marc gets its data, there are warnings if title URLs are unavailable, there's more control over subfields and indicators (including nonfiling characters in 245), and there's support for prefixes in 856." Note the new url, too.
FFR writes: "PHPMy Library Looks promising, but the interface could use a designers touch. Just the basics folks, but fun to read the code and learn. From their site: 'Our project goal is to create web-based library automation application that will handle all transaction online. PhpMyLibrary is a PHP MySQL Library automation application. The program consist of cataloging, circulation, and the webpac module. The programs also has an import export feature. The program strictly follow the USMARC standard for adding materials." Note the distinction, it's not another "my library" despite the name.
as seen on diglib: "James is a free Java package that provides an event model for MARC records through Java callbacks. James is inspired by the Simple API for XML (SAX). Using James you can write programs that involve MARC records without knowing the details of the MARC record structure... James provides a sequential model to access a collection of MARC records in tape format. The goal of James is to provide a generic application interface to records that conform to the ISO-2709 exchange format."
from Openbook-l: "By popular request, we have posted on our website a new OpenBook
Technical Beta Preview release. This release includes: MARC21 bibliographic, authority, community, classification and holdings format, as well as a major circulation component and a rudimentary Z39.50 client in the OPAC as well as in the
cataloging interface. (Z39.50 can be best described as early beta!)... If you want to get some experience with the interface and the system, please visit demo.trfoundation.org/opac/ since it runs the most up-to-date build of our current system at all times."