Pat writes: "The Koha project has released version 1.2.0 of Koha, its library system. This release features many bugfixes and a great deal of new functionality. Due to the new installer script and changes in the file layout, this should be the easiest Koha to install or upgrade."
Mac writes: "The University Library, University of Nebraska at Omaha, makes available a GPL version of its Ask A Librarian (Askal). Utilizing PHP4 and mySQL, the application is suitable for low to medium volume services. Features include service management functions, standard replies (canned responses), extensive reports and a quality feedback system for service customers."
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."
Kevin writes: "A new version of YAZ has been released. YAZ is a C/C++ programmer's toolkit supporting the development of Z39.50v3 clients and servers. A sample client, a sample server, and documentation are included in the distribution. YAZ also includes experimental support for the industry standard ZOOM API for Z39.50. There are several changes from the last version (mostly bug fixes)."
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.
Dave writes: "OpenBiblio is an easy to use, open source, automated library system written in PHP containing OPAC, circulation, cataloging, and library administration functionality. Beta version 0.2.1 has just been released. See obiblio.sourceforge.net for a full list of features. There is also a working demo. OpenBiblio focuses is on ease of use. Some of the current features include member admin (new, search, edit, del), bibliography admin (new, search, edit, copy, del), checkin, checkout, collections, material types, and a theme editor."
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."