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Evergreen-1.4.0.4

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Evergreen has also seen several updates since the last post here. Here's the rundown on changes in 1.4 and point releases since then, the latest of which is 1.4.0.4.

Copies of the server bundle, windows staff client, and OpenSRF corresponding to this latest release are attached.

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Evergreen-ILS-1.4.0.4.tar.gz7.33 MB
evergreen-setup-rel_1_4_0_4.exe5.13 MB
OpenSRF-1.0.6.tar.gz1.03 MB

Koha-3.0.1

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Koha has also had some big releases since last mention here. The full story on Koha 3 is here, and the latest release is Koha 3.0.1, with lots of bugfixes and improvements.

A local copy of Koha 3.0.1 is available here.

LibraryFind-0.8.5.8

From the announcement at libraryfind.org: "This release folds a few of the functions being added to 0.9 into the 0.8.x branch, as well as changes being made to accommodate some enhanced harvesting, etc."

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libraryfind-0.8.5.8.tar.gz4.43 MB

LibraryFind-0.8.2

The LibraryFind crew has released version 0.8.2, which promises:

  • Improved out-of-the-box user interface
  • re-worked html/css architecture to support easier design customization
  • new generic graphic design for out-of-the-box UI
  • many, many bugfixes

Try this latest version out live at OSU.

A copy is attached.

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libraryfind-0.8.2.tar.gz4.27 MB

Tellico-1.2.14

It's been a long while since I've written about Tellico, the excellent personal bibliographic collection manager. But since the last post here, it's undergone a steady series of improvements and remains a terrific desktop app with super all-purpose biblio-fu. The latest version is 1.2.14.

Somehow I couldn't download 1.2.14, so a copy of 1.2.13 is attached.

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tellico-1.2.13.tar.gz4.57 MB

Simple2ZOOM-1.01

Hammer writes: "We're delighted to announce the release of another new product: Simple2ZOOM, a sort of universal Swiss Army gateway that proxies between Z39.50, SRU, SRU/POST and SRW. Although nearly all testing so far has been with Z39.50-to-SRU configurations, it ought to work with pretty much any combination of these protocols on the front- and back-ends. The software essentially combines the qualities of two existing packages, ZOOM and SimpleServer into one universal protocol gateway.

Simple2ZOOM is free-as-in-freedom, open source, software. It is distributed under the same terms as Perl, that is, either under the GNU GPL (General Public Licence) or the Artistic Licence -- your choice.

Simple2ZOOM is implemented in Perl, as a tiny script that calls the Net::Z3950::Simple2ZOOM Perl module. It is this module that is distributed, and it's freely available on CPAN here.

We would like to gratefully acknowledge the National Library of Australia for providing funding that enabled us to add lots of the functionality and bring this product up to a releasable standard."

A copy is attached.

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Net-Z3950-Simple2ZOOM-1.01.tar.gz25.65 KB

LibraryFind-0.7

As seen on oss4lib-discuss, Jeremy wrote: "We are pleased to announce the first public release of the LibraryFind metasearch software, developed by Oregon State University Libraries. LibraryFind is free software licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). This first public release, version 0.7, has a number of advanced features, such as (but not limited to): 2-click user workflow (one click to find, one click to get), an integrated OpenURL resolver, a 2-tiered caching system to improve search response time, and a customizable user interface. As this is a pre-1.0 release, there are still a number of features, functions, and efficiencies we plan to add to the software. We encourage involvement from others in the library community who are interested in working on an open source metasearch product. More information on LibraryFind, including information on how to download and run the software, can be found at libraryfind.org."

I've been working on this project, and am excited to see it out there finally. There's a lot of good stuff in there already, and I'm sure that we'll be able to improve on it rapidly with many more eyeballs on it.

OpenBiblio express cataloging - circulation 300% up

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OpenBiblio with Z39.50 MARC Lookup add-on provided our high school library with express cataloging. In just a few weeks we updated our main collection and circulation increased more than 300%.

In a testimonial (pdf), Mediatheek Marcanti College explains key role of open source ILS OpenBiblio with Z39.50 MARC Lookup add-on.

Supplement with our best practices included:

  • Questions you have to ask yourself before starting
  • How to save time in ordering and preparation for circulation
  • How to save time in cataloging

OpenBiblio 0.5.1 is still beta software.
Check the Roadmap (currently semi-official).
Platform requirements: PHP (YAZ enabled for Lookup add-on), MySQL.

OpenBiblio Release files contain not just scripts needed for using but also:

  • Install script
  • Detail instructions on installing and requirements

Tellico-1.1.5

From fm: "A bug that caused too many temporary image files to be written was fixed. Searching for multiple ISBN values using z39.50 was fixed. A layout bug for paragraphs in the Fancy template was fixed. IBS searches now reverse the author name. "Xbox 360" was added to the Amazon.com game searches. Deleting and re-adding a field by the same name no longer crashes. Default fields are no longer recreated when adding search results. The Spanish translation wasu pdated."

Visit the Tellico site for more info.

SimpleServer v1.01 -- now with SRW/SRU support

Index Data has released version 1.01 of their SimpleServer toolkit for implementing information retrieval servers in Perl, now with support for SRW/SRU.

The built-in CQL parser makes it possible to write a single set of 'glue' routines for your backend database, and have instant support for both Z39.50, SRW, and SRU. Existing SimpleServer-based servers can implement SRW/SRU simply by upgrading to the latest version of the software and adding configuration to determine the mapping of the CQL query language.

Documentation and code is available from Index Data or CPAN.