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Koha-1.3.0

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Pate writes: "Koha 1.3.0 has been released. This release marks the beginning of public development and testing of the MARC compliant Koha we've been Looking forward to. As the 1.3 releases stabilize and reach feature completion, they will become Koha 1.4. This is an alpha quality release only. If you are want to use Koha in a production setting, please stick with the stable 1.2 release until the 1.3 series stabilizes enough for us to create Koha 1.4.0. Significant new features in this release include: data is stored natively in a MARC based format; multiple flavors of MARC are supported; enhanced API supports both the new MARC format and the older Koha specific format. From a users perspective, this release should look just like a 1.2 series release. All of the work so far has been in redesigning the data format and extending the API. User visible changes will be included once the infrastructure has stabilized."

Oddbook-1.1

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From the oddbook site, it's: "a little php app to help you keep track of your obsessive reading... [which] will let you keep track of your books via a series of web forms. Authors are accessed via pulldown list so no author typos munging up your data. You can sort your booklist by month, by author, title, or rating. You can also mess with the CSS to make it look however you want." If you've enjoyed keeping up with Greg's and Jessamyn's respective reading, well, now we can enjoy keeping up with yours too.

lmstoolkit-0.1

Tony writes: "lmstoolkit is a collection of JSP pages with a PostgreSQL backend. The original version of the application is designed for use by art center libraries. "

ASPLinks Beta 0.2.0

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Peter writes: "What's New: Sped up click thrus, now has a web based TABLE upgrader/installer, functional (but not complete) search feature, the beginnings of stastics page, and a pure ASP graphic uploader (anonymous IIS inetusr target folder permissions req.)" Go get it at the ASPLinks page on Extra net.

A Fistful of Koha

Pat writes: "The Nelsonville Public Library, which serves 36,000 active borrowers from seven branches, is migrating to Koha. Their one year migration plan includes an investment in Koha development. More information can be found at www.linuxpr.com/releases/5053.html.

Because of growing efforts with Koha in France, a french language koha mailing list has been started. You can subscribe at koha-subscribe@fr.koha.org.

A similar level of interest has developed in Germany, and a german language mailing list has also been created. Again, to subscribe send mail to koha-subscribe@de.koha.org.

For more information about Koha, please see the Koha homepage."

MarcSearch

Phil writes: "I've started working on a web based MARC searching program written in PHP. It should work with any system which can export MARC files. Development hosted at sourceforge." And the homepage is here.

koha-1.2.2

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pate writes: "Koha 1.2.2 has been released. Special thanks (again) to Steve Tonnesen, who drove this release to completion. 1.2.2 is a significant bug squashing release. Many people have combined in testing this release, and we expect it to be the best Koha yet! you'll like what you see. We plan on continuing to improve Koha, and would love to have you come along on this exciting journey. As always, downloads and more information are available from: sf.net/projects/koha/." Fixes include improved checkvalidisbn() routine and marc upload, several installer/upgrade improvements, and more.

zNote-0.6

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as seen on zope-announce: "The zNote XML-based Bibliography Management Tool is now in v0.6, which makes it a proper Python-classed product. Also new is full XML import and export, and the ability to choose from multiple bibliographic styles. zNote requires ParsedXML 1.2.1b or better."

MARC4J beta 6

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Bas writes: "This is the first MARC4J release and it includes a lot of new features, including support for LC's MARC XML. Currently it's the only released tool that supports this new format. The MARC4J project is a continuation of James (Java Marc Events)." [note: the last James release was beta 5.]

MARC::Doc::Tutorial

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Ed writes: "The MARC::Record Perl library now includes MARC::Doc::Tutorial which provides common recipes for using Perl to read, update and create USMARC data. New recipes and comments welcome!"