Ross writes: "course/control, a PHP/PostgreSQL based reserves management system developed by Emory University General Libraries, has just released version 0.7. Changes include various bugfixes; improvements to the user interfaces in Reserves Direct and the staff interface; improved handling of crosslisted classes; and the addition of team teaching and logging of user activity."
Jon writes: "Loughborough University Library has released version 3 of our Reading List system. This can be picked up from our software distribution page. The Reading List system was developed at Loughborough to fill a perceived gap in the available commercial systems and also to allow us to customise the system to our needs. It is written in Perl, runs under Linux and makes use of a MySQL database and the Net::Z3950 and MARC Perl modules to provide Z39.50 links into existing library systems. It has been in production use at Loughborough for well over 2 years now and earlier versions have been taken by other local Universities for their own reading list systems. This is the first major public distribution of this system to a wider general audience."
Ed writes: "MARC::Charset 0.4 now supports MARC-8 character translations to Unicode (UTF-8) for the East Asian character sets. More information is available at MARC/Perl. Now that there is good support for MARC-8 character conversions to Unicode it is possible to update MARC::XML to do a good solid job of converting to LC's MARC schema."
Paul writes: "We've just released Koha 1.3.2, the next alpha version of the forthcoming 2.0 series. This release features many improvments in MARC management from 1.3.1; acquisition.simple now works; you can upload marc files in a breeding farm; for ISBN/ISSN search in the acquisition screen, with the "New biblio" option and the biblio is in the breeding farm, it's automatically retrieved and can be modified; installer now install marc21 in english or unimarc in french datas; marc parameters complete documentation.
If the 2.0 release sounds exciting to you and you've got some MARC, Perl, or HTML background, please consider jumping in and helping with 2.0 development. There are opportunities for people of all skill levels."
Peter writes: "Those that have seen 0.2.5 will know that I've completely redesigned the theme engine code re-use, major changes to the admin category array code to improve page speed, added "Prev month click-thru" stats and cool but useless page generation timing. New in 0.2.6: Index.asp now reports the total links and categories, and linksStats.asp reports the top 5 clicked links, as well as the 5 most recently clicked links. You can download it here."
MIT Libraries and HP have released version 1.0 of DSpace (source available from sourceforge). DSpace is a digital repository in production use since September at MIT Libraries as a service for capturing, persisting, and providing access to the intellectual (research) output of the MIT community. DSpace will also be the long-term archive for materials from OpenCourseWare. Now it's available as an institutional repository platform to the rest of the world. See also coverage from the Boston Globe and CNET.
from the Eprints site: "This version adds support for subject editors (who many only approve and edit items which match a certain subject or type), support for the XML::GDOME module (which makes it faster). There is also a number of small configuration options people have asked for, and bugfixes."
Polerio writes: "The ISIS2MARC application has been added to speed up converiting CDS/ISIS records into MARC format. The ISIS2MARC can be used by other library software which is MARC compatible. polGenSQL has been modified. Its function allows the librarian to convert MARC data to sql commands compatible to PhpMyLibrary database structure."
Polerio writes: "PhpMyLibrary-2.0.1 has been Released. Its major enhancements: multi-admin support; library user picture upload; database structure changed; polGenSQL (MARC2PhpMyLibrarySQL) revised; content management added."