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Ganesha Digital Library

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Stephen writes: "from the homepage, some Digital library software under GNU GPL licence: 'Manage, publish and share your knowledge with Ganesha Digital Library (GDL), the first web-based digital library software in Indonesia. GDL version 3.1 is one of the easiest way for institutions, internet cafe, and personal to join to the Indonesian Digital Library Network (IndonesiaDLN). GDL enables institutions or personals to share their knowledge as well as simultaneously access and utilize knowledge in Indonesian "giant memory" in the form of network of IndonesiaDLN digital libraries.' Anyone tried it out?"

koha-1.9.0

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Paul writes: "koha 1.9.0 was born a few minutes ago. His parents, the koha-team, are very proud of this almost-stable children. This version includes: dozens of bugfixes; the MARC acquisition part is now completly stable, and used in production in France since december; templating almost ended; translations now available : french (almost finished), chinese, spanish, and polish; circulation now works; non ISO-5589-1 support (for chinese and polish); improvements in marc import in breeding farm; first draft of search in MARC-DB; librarian interface demo (please note that by default this site should be in FRENCH. If you modify parameters, don't forget to put fr again in systemprefs!) Next version planned is 1.9.1."

ResearchGuide-0.5

Kelsey writes: "ResearchGuide is an open-source application, implemented using PHP/MySQL, that helps librarians make subject guides and specialist information pages using Web forms (no HTML necessary). A benefit of this approach is that guides in different subjects are integrated into one web environment. Each has a similar look and feel but guide contents are customizable. Change the appearance of all guides by making edits in just two files -- the php file that generates the guides and a CSS stylesheet."

ParaTools-1.00

from fm: "ParaTools is a set of Perl modules for the handling of document references. It includes two citation parsers, a document parser, OpenURL support, Web service examples, and detailed documentation. The toolkit is available as open source, and has been designed to be easily expandable. The parsing functionality in ParaTools is already in use in the ParaCite system."

PhpMyBibli

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Fran�ois writes: "This is an announcement for a free (GPL) library automated system based on PHP and MySQL. PhpMyBibli (still in french, sorry...), still in development phase, aims to provide a convenient and easy to use interface for the librarian and the library's public featuring: UNIMARC support (and maybe various flavour of MARC), authorities management, administration made easy for the librarian, advanced OPAC functions : collection browsing, etc...)."

Metadata3 (md3)-0.1

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Jeremy writes: "The initial release of the metadata3 application is now available. You can download the .gz file from the project's website. This is version 0.1 of the md3 application, and is a developer's release. The metadata3 (also known as md3) application is a peer-to-peer client/server that promotes the sharing and automatic translation of bibliographic metadata. The current version of the application focuses on the basic peer-to-peer functionality; the next version will add in basic metadata translation capabilities."

Avanti-1.0 beta 1

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Peter writes: "Avanti version 1.0 beta 1 is released. As a beta version, this release is still rough around the edges. But it comes close in form and substance to what is expected of Avanti MicroLCS version 1.0 as a serviceable library system. Although far from perfect, this beta release is a tangible representative of what has been in the works in the past year and what is to come: a simple, flexible, platform independent general purpose library system. Hard work continues at polishing and thoroughly testing version 1.0 proper, which should be available in one or two months. Stay tuned."

Koha-1.3.3

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pate writes: "Thanks to more hard work by Paul Poulain and his band of french hackers (and thanks to the support of the Nelsonville Public Library), Koha is continuing to improve. The big step this time is the release of Koha 1.3.3, a development release of the branch destined to become Koha 2.0. This release features many bug fixes, improvements to MARC handling, and French, Spanish, and Polish translations (not yet complete but hey, this *is* a development release.) This will be the last 1.3.X release. The next schedule release will be 1.9.0 marking feature completion for the 2.0.0 release."

OpenOPAC for ISIS/WXIS

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Nicolas wrote to oss4lib-discuss: "On behalf of the Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales de la Universidad de Buenos Aires (FCEN-UBA), and the Biblioteca Central "Dr. Luis F. Leloir" of FCEN-UBA (Central Library), we are pleased to announce the distribution of "OpenOPAC", our OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog), as a free software, with open source under LGPL (GNU Lesser General Public License). It has been a couple of years now that we have been developing our OPAC on WXIS (also know as WWWIsis, though note that WXIS is not open source), and it has reached some level of "evolution"; meanwhile, the idea has grown in us that it is a good thing to tend towards the open source concept, among other reasons, as a way of cooperation between coutries/institutions/peoples with few resources. That is why, very humbly, yet with some pride, we want to announce that we have made ready a set of IsisScripts combined with HTML and JavaScript for a Web-based OPAC (using WXIS). Showing some lack of imagination, we have called it "OpenOPAC", but we are open to better ideas. This development is far from perfect, but it is a starting point from which we might generate the critical mass necessary to do things in this direction (ISIS/WXIS + open source). It is also a call to collaborate, for those interested in making a better code. If you want a copy of OpenOPAC, please send an email asking for it, including the name of the Institution you work at, to openopac@bl.fcen.uba.ar."

newdocms: Beyond the Hierarchical File System

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Stephen writes: "While none of these ideas will be new to library people, this system seems interesting, from slashdot": "Manuel Arriaga writes "After two years of hard work (and many scrapped versions), I have just released a (ugly, but working!) preview version of newdocms, a completely new document management system. newdocms isn't a file browser: it is a layer between the hierarchical file system (HFS) and the user, which provides a radically new way to store and retrieve documents. No longer will you browse complex directory trees or directly interact with the HFS; instead, you define any number of document attributes when saving a document and then query a database of those attributes when trying to retrieve it later on. For the first time you have a true alternative to the hierarchical file system at the OS level. Through the modification of the KDE shared libraries, newdocms currently works with all KDE apps![...]