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iVia in DLib

Don writes: "iVia - the software that runs the INFOMINE gateway - is described in an article from D-Lib Magazine, Jan. 2003 - "iVia Open Source Virtual Library System". Wow!"


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."


from freshmeat: "This version ported g3data to GTK+ 2.2. All deprecated functions were removed."


from freshmeat: "This release uses gdk-pixbuf instead of Imlib for image manipulation. The ability to scale and image with command line parameters has been added." Find it at the g3data site.


This came out about a month ago, must have missed it. From the g3data site: "g3data is used for extracting data from graphs. In publications graphs often are included, but the actual data is missing. g3data makes the extracting process much easier." Very, very slick, and while it's a niche application there will likely be a moment each of you will need this upon encountering a frustrated researcher on deadline at the reference desk. Reminds me of registering datapoints on old maps using GIS.



more meat, freshlike: "Concordance is a simple concordancing tool for the Linux (and possibly other Unices) console, with regexp capabilities. It scans a text file and outputs concordance lines based on a node entered by the user."


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?



as seen at freshmeat: "User interface changes, including early support for variable window sizes, smoother pagination, etc. Executable renamed from gutenbook.pl to gutenbook." see gutenbook.org for more.



as seen at freshmeat: "mod_litbook is an experiment in web page referencing whereby portions of a much larger document can be referenced and retrieved (e.g., the King James Bible)." The author further describes it as combining influences from Jakob Nielsen, Xanadu tumblers, and Zope. Links to all and a demo based on the bible are available at the mod_litbook site.

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