from freshmeat: "Support was added for stock market quotations (nasdaq,, yahoo) and jake citations. It no longer opens new screen(1)s by default." Yes, that's right, jake citations! You read it here first... got get it at


from " This is a bugfix release. Those users who upgraded from 0.6.x to 0.7.0 should definitely get 0.7.1 to fix some stability issues. Also, any users who installed 0.7.0 from the RPM should upgrade."



From Stuart comes: "Greenstone is a GPL Digital Library Software package for building multimedia, multilingual collections. It is very practical, and has been used by the FAO and other humanitarian organisations to distribute information to developing countries because it can be used to build CDROMs or websites and is free (speech) software. It is also the research environment of the New Zealand Digital Library Project, so development is ongoing.
You can find Greenstone, its source code, numerous example collections, manuals and more at
" We've posted on this here before but now it's on the projects list too...



You're gonna like this (as seen on NTKnow): "Surfraw (Shell Users' Revolutionary Front Rage Against the Web) provides a fast unix command line interface to a variety of popular WWW search engines and other artifacts of power. It reclaims google, altavista, babelfish, dejanews, freshmeat, research index, slashdot and many others from the false-prophet, pox-infested heathen lands of html-forms, placing these wonders where they belong, deep in unix heartland, as god loving extensions to the shell." Beautiful... raw and uncut, just how you like it, you CLI machine. :) And it's a commandline imperative (like, yet breathtakingly unlike, Mr. Mellencamp's Dance Naked), to boot!



Rachel writes: "Now running at the Horowhenua Libraries Trust in New Zealand, is Koha, an open source, free library system written by Katipo Communications. It is a true library system, not just an OPAC, that runs as a public website, a library intranet and issues and returns via a telnet interface." That download link still isn't working tho... [the correct link to download is here (thanks Jeremy).]


from freshmeat: "g3data is a program for extracting data from graphs (i.e., scanned graphs from scientific publications). It can read many different image formats and outputs the extracted data through stdout." Way cool; any sense of how many researchers are doing this kind of data reanimation?



from Derek over perl4lib: "Basically a bugfix and sanity checks after Elizabeth Shaw noticed that pack_008 left the 008 field empty. Also added a ship script to automate the creation of
the .tar.gz version. Please beat on this and let the list know of any problems...
" Go get it at [p.s. hey Liz, that you? how's that reference MOO doin'? ;)]


from the pyblio site: "This version improves some formats (bibtex strict mode now recognizes its own files as correct ;-), and can parse \ss{}. Refer accepts %F fields thanks to Martin Wilck), and the graphical interface (saving of columns widths in the index window, scrollbar in the edition window for people having small screens, better behavior of the selection after editing). ."



Peter writes to oss4lib-list: "After a bit of a pause the development ball at Avanti is rolling again. Version 0.3.1 is
released. This adds the simple but important capability of batch processing via scripting. It is now possible to run script files that process circulation activity in non-real time, set up and load data into the database and do other things better done in batch mode. Work continues on developing a lightweight native DBMS which is planned to be included in release 0.4.

For more information go to the Avanti website." Lots of momentum here following Peter's great talk at the LITA session.


from the AUC site: "Notable additions include web-based site configuration, much easier installation, increased flexibility to adapt to your organization, binary RPMS, persistent IMAP connections, French and Spanish translations, and much more. Also, a new release of the sample plugin is available with the updated API." That's Authenticated User Community btw...