from fm: "WIKINDX is a multi-user, Internet-based bibliographic management system that allows users to search and share quotes, notes, and bibliographies. Bibliographies can be formatted for a variety of style guides (MHRA, Harvard, APA, etc.). The program can export to RTF and BibTeX and import BibTeX files."
from fm, changes include: "SRW/SRU support. Bugfixes for event handling. C++ compile fixes (for more picky GCC). The YAZ proxy is now a separate project and is no longer part of YAZ++ ... The proxy supports SRW/SRU/Z39.50 incoming connections and any Z39.50 backend server, CQL conversions, XML, and XSLT."
Marc writes: "The Ask a Librarian project listed under oss4lib's project is currently undergoing a major revision and is temporarily unavailable. The new version will be released shortly."
Christoffer writes: "By this release, the 1.1 branch of Emilda is decleared stable and thus we encourage users to upgrade to this version. Main changes involve straightening issues with library management, such as circulation and book-adding, HTML optimisations, small cosmetic & logical updates and other minor bugfixes. For more information on Emilda in general, the Emilda Demo or this release in particular, please visit the project page."
Polerio writes: "From the word itself, pycatalog is a python based catalog generator. It can output book and card catalog in Portable Document Format (PDF). It is created using Python programming language, SQLite embeded-database, Reportlab python reportab generator and wxPython, a loadable GUI module for Python. It is platform independent, it will run on Windows, Linux and Mac operating system. Its primary puspose is to convert the MARC data into a printable card and book catalog format. To download visit the pycatalog sourceforge page."
Christoffer writes: "Realnode Ltd has been working for the last year intesively on an OS-library management system which now has reached the stage to be introduced to the OS-community. The project goes under the name Emilda. It features amongst others a full featured OPAC, Circulation and administration tools, label creation tools, Z39.50 tools and 100% MARC compatibilty. MARC compatibility is achieved by storing all information about biblios in MARC and accessing them using the Zebra server from Indexdata. For more information on Emilda, please visit the project page."
Henrik writes: "TheOpenCD project has completed its second CD with high quality Open Source Software for Windows. The mission of TheOpenCD project is to introduce the general computer user to the world of Open Source by making it easily available for Windows users and by presenting it in a professional manner. The latest CD ISO-image is available for immediate download from download mirrors. Recent stable release of OpenOffice and Mozilla provide the cornerstones for this collection. For this version we have expanded the selection of software, while still keeping a tight focus on quality and ease-of-use. For the more complex applications such as OpenOffice and GIMP we have included guides and tutorials, and for AbiWord and Mozilla we now include a selection of plug-ins. The CD browser program is much improved from v1 and now we also include a few multimedia demos in addition to the open source texts such as 'Free as in Freedom'. Software appearing on the TheOpenCD v1.2 is as follows: OpenOffice, AbiWord, TheGIMP, Mozilla, FileZilla, HTTrack, TightVNC, PuTTY, Audacity, CDex, Celestia, ReallySlick, CrackAttack!, YASC, 7zip, SciTE, WinPT and NetTime." And Greenstone, which makes this particularly useful for our community.
Paul writes: "The University of Minnesota Libraries Digital Library Development Lab has been working for three years on a library-centric authoring tool for building subject pathfinders, authoring course-related web pages, and general all-purpose pages. The project was written (simply and well-documented) around linux/apache/mySQL/PHP. It's about 34,000 lines of code and utilizes 40 underlying tables. It's being presented this week at the annual Digital Library Federation conference in New Mexico. See the site for (GPL) license details, documentation, and download."
Polerio writes: "pyCatalog is a Python, MySQL, wxPython, Reportlab application specifically usable in library and information centers. It simply produces book catalog and card catalog in pdf format rendered using reportlab. The program takes MARC file as its source data. Catalog output is one of the core output needed in library software today. Because open source system for libraries as of this date didn't have this kind of feature as most other proprietary library software have today. This includes Koha, Obiblio, and PhpMyLibrary. By making this generalized solution, those open source system for libraries mentioned will be able to take advantage from this application because the software is not centered on one library system. The application simply needs a MARC file in order to output the desired book and card catalog. The application was written in Python to make it platform independent. Thus it will run in Linux, Mac, and Windows environment. The application require MySQL database to manipulate the order of the catalog. Card catalog is a 3x5 page size output that comprises one book bibliographic entry. Book catalog is a full page output that comprise 1 or more bibliograrphic entry. It was named pycatalog, simply because it is written entirely in python, and catalog wholly describes the purpose of this application. I wanted to make this application open source because I believe open source developers will put this application above all expensive proprietary software for libraries. And will make this application fully-functional, I may not have that complete resource to create a world-accepted catalog generator but I think ideas and contributions from the developers around the world would help improve this application. I brought this idea to the public because of the necessity I felt during my project. I have searched all day long at Google to find a catalog generator but I find nothing. Hope this application would be able to help small to large scale libraries around the world."
Kevin writes: "The Library Acquisitions Database manages the ordering and receiving of items, such as books and video cassettes, for a library system, featuring individual-branch buying and budgeting. It is developed in Perl (with DBI) with a MySQL database backend. It is developed by the TNRD Library System, which has already developed Public Access Terminal Control (PATC), for user access control PATC. Acquis is still under development, and no releases have been made yet. However, the source can be checked out of CVS with anonymous check-out and installed on a web server. See Information on accessing the CVS repository or Browse the CVS repository online. If you are interested in joining development on Acquis, please read the Developer's Guide. Also available is a graph of the Database Schema. Interested developers can e-mail Chad Wallace [firstname.lastname@example.org] to request to be added to the project."