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."
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."
David wrote to oss4lib-discuss: "Internet Scout Project would like to invite potential portal developers to investigate the Scout Portal Toolkit (SPT). This open source software package, funded by the Mellon Foundation, allows groups or organizations to develop a portal online without making a big investment in technical resources or expertise. The current SPT package features include: a metadata field editor, which allows portal administrators the ability to add, delete, or disable a variety of metadata fields; a Dublin Core compliant metadata field set; cross-field Searching; resource annotations and quality ratings by users; intelligent user agents; suggested resource referrals (recommender system); accessibility for users with disabilities; and RSS channel export."
Eric wrote to oss4lib-discuss: "This release of MyLibrary is incremental, but there still a number of noteworthy additions to the distribution: the software now encrypts users' cookies as they are sent from the server to the browser; Impersonate patron is fixed; there are statistical reports against the underlying database summarizing usage; the scripts distribution now includes a set of PHP scripts demonstrating how MyLibrary can participate in OAI (Open Archives Initiative) for sharing metadata. Similarly, the distribution also includes a Perl script for writing RDF files from the underlying database."
Polerio writes: "Changes to PhpMyLibrary include: an Online Reservation module has been created; this will allow borrowers to reserve the book they want to borrow online. The Python polGenSQL program was also included to speed up the importing of MARC records. A Nuke-like themes system has been adapted. Post/PHP Nuke themes can be used even if on a non-nuked site. This is now a full package library automation software which consists of three core modules and the WebOPAC, Cataloging, and Reservation modules."
Ross writes: "Emory University General Libraries has created and released course/control, a reserves management system written in PHP on a PostgreSQL backend. course/control's purpose is to be an alternative to commercial products such as Docutek's Eres, giving as much control to the instructors as they or the reserves department want. Instructors can manipulate their course reserves, changing their order and adding items via file upload, faxing to pdf files, or searching past reserves and the catalog through z39.50. Despite its "pre-release" version number, it's quite stable and usable."
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.
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."