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Avanti MicroLCS version 1.0 beta 3 released (1 comments)

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MADS: XML schema for authorities (1 comments)

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LISNews - Let's help Blake keep it going (1 comments)

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Six Steps to LCC@Home (0 comments)

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Help find overview of web forum and email gateway design issues? (0 comments)

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mod_oai planned (2 comments)

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Linkstacking - it's not just for breakfast anymore (0 comments)

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new Techie Librarian listserv (4 comments)
Hacking the Library (1 comments)

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Making notes in browser

By Anonymous Hero, Section Software
Posted on Mon Apr 4th, 2005 at 08:34:35 AM EST
The first browser-making-notes tool is E-QUILL reported by CNN, and it was very popular, later it's bought by Microsoft and no longer available for the general public. Soon after that, IMARKUP turned up as "a leading provider of collaboration and workflow solutions for digital content and document management". Both E-QUILL and IMARKUP only work on Internet Explorer - That Is Boring. So I made a clean, free, and cross-browser tool: Editive. With Editive, Mozilla guys can make notes in their beloved browser now.

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Avanti MicroLCS 1.0 beta 4 is released

By pschlumpf, Section Software
Posted on Thu Jan 27th, 2005 at 09:22:43 PM EST
Avanti Library Systems has released MicroLCS version 1.0 beta 4, a Java based OPAC and cataloging system. Many things have been changed and improved in beta 4, mostly under the hood. Among these are a much simplified installation procedure, a server management console, a simpler architecture and directory layout, and many bug fixes, optimisations and refinements that make this a rock solid release. Also included in this release is AvantiMARC, an application program interface (API) for manipulating MARC records. It is functional but not yet enabled in beta 4, as further refinements are underway and MARC utilities based on AvantiMARC are still under development. AvantiMARC will soon be released separately as a MARC API package under the terms of the LGPL license.

MicroLCS 1.0 beta 4 can be downloaded from http://www.avantilibrarysystems.com/microlcs.html .

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Integrated Library Systems + Relational Backends..

By georged, Section Ask Anything
Posted on Thu Jan 27th, 2005 at 09:21:17 PM EST
I'm looking for some insight or comments on understanding library systems and the use of relational database backends in terms how we got to where we are, generic trends, or even larger scale considerations taken by ILS developers (e.g. legacy code, text retrieval vs. tables/normalization, or "mature market" dynamics, etc.).

I'd also appreciate any comments or links to discussion that updates a paper like this one. ..or comments that speak to the awkward situation we find ourselves in with "legacy" ILS systems vs. new technologies. -- All big topics no doubt...

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Google Scholar, Firefox and OpenURLs

By pbinkley, Section News
Posted on Tue Dec 28th, 2004 at 11:59:07 AM EST
As a proof-of-concept I've built a Firefox extension that adds OpenURL links to the results lists in Google Scholar. It can be downloaded here: http://www.ualberta.ca/~pbinkley/gso/. The functionality is pretty basic but it shows what might be possible.

Ideally, Google will build this functionality directly into Google Scholar, and we'll be able to integrate Google Scholar fully with our local access systems. In the meantime, this extension is fun to play with. It is by no means perfect, but it is perhaps a taste of what we have to look forward to.

You'll need the latest version of Firefox to use it (1.0, not the 1.0 preview).

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NLM Catalog in XML

By Anonymous Hero, Section News
Posted on Thu Sep 16th, 2004 at 06:39:46 PM EST
NLM's catalog is now searchable in their Entrez interface used for PubMed, etc. Check out the XML display format. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?CMD=search&DB=nlmcatalog Dick R. Miller

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ObjectsSearch Web APIs

By Anonymous Hero, Section Software
Posted on Sat Jul 31st, 2004 at 12:29:16 PM EST
Open Source Nutch based search engine ObjectsSearch.com has released a beta version of a new service that allows software developers to incorporate ObjectsSearch's capabilities into their own applications.

Called ObjectsSearch Web APIs (application programming interfaces), the developer's kit provides documentation and sample code for using the service for Java.

With the ObjectsSearch Web APIs service, software developers can query ObjectsSearch index from their own computer programs.

ObjectsSearch uses the SOAP and WSDL standards so a developer can program in his or her favorite environment - such as Java, Perl,or Visual Studio .NET.

ObjectsSearch is attempting to extend its reach into the application development market by allowing developers to experiment freely with its search technology.

Services are being offered in beta form so that the company can obtain feedback from developers.

APIs Home Page : http://www.objectssearch.com/apis/index.html
Search Engine Home Page : http://www.ObjectsSearch.com

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DOAP, like FOAF for OS

By kcoyle, Section Mindful Link Propagation
Posted on Wed Jul 21st, 2004 at 12:18:11 PM EST

Description-Of-A-Project (DOAP) is a vocabulary for describing open source projects that builds on FOAF.

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