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Who do you want to be President of the U.S.? (Multiple votes encouraged!)
Harry Potter 0%
Oprah 0%
Ben Wallace 8%
Donald Knuth 0%
Princess Leia 0%
ecorrado 33%
Richard Stallman 25%
Bee Girl from "No Rain" video 16%
The Shifted Librarian 8%
Stephen Colbert 0%
Optimus Prime 8%
Capt. H. M. "Howling Mad" Murdoch 0%

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Monday November 10th
Ralph LeVan's SRW/U OSS database interface now available; supports DSpace's Lucene & 2 OCLC dbs (1 comments)

Monday August 11th
EFF Creates Usage Log Privacy Tool (2 comments)

Wednesday July 30th
Shortest OAI-Repository Script? (4 comments)

Sunday June 8th
Shortest OAI-Harvesting Script? (4 comments)

Thursday May 15th
RSS, catalogs, Koha, and more (4 comments)

Thursday April 24th
Fun with SVG (4 comments)

Saturday April 19th
Koha Development Roadmap (10 comments)

Tuesday March 18th
LibraryLookup Bookmarklet Helper pt.2 (1 comments)

Thursday January 23rd
MD3 Version 0.1 Released (1 comments)

Tuesday December 10th
course/control 0.7 Reserves Management System released! (1 comments)

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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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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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Avanti MicroLCS version 1.0 beta 3 released

By ksclarke, Section Software
Posted on Sat Jun 19th, 2004 at 08:26:35 PM EST

From the email announcement: Avanti MicroLCS is a Java based OPAC and cataloging system for use in small libraries of all types. It is platform independent, very scalable, and with a unique monolithic client-server architecture, requires no third party software components other than a Java runtime environment.

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New linklogger: take it for a spin

By dchud, Section Software
Posted on Mon Mar 1st, 2004 at 11:58:12 AM EST
Been working on a from-scratch logging tool on which to try out some of the ideas I've written about recently. So far there's a simple toolkit for linklogging with basic functions and dynamic RSS feeds for individuals and groups like you would expect. I'd like to release this soon but would love to see it tested by more folks first. If you have a few spare cycles please give it a whirl here.

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Library groupware for personalized link routing

By dchud, Section Software
Posted on Wed Jan 28th, 2004 at 06:08:50 PM EST
A few months ago we had a story about linkstacking, which (little did we know) was already quickly becoming known as linklogging. Several folks here joined in and tried out a prototype tool for linklogging which plugs into a well-known weblog toolkit. It's been very interesting to play with, and it's touched off a lot of thinking about architectures and metadata flows and such for several of us. I've written up a summary of some of these issues with a gentle proposal for an architecture to support this on a broader scale. The piece is called "Library Groupware for Bibliographic Lifecycle Management", and the summary is attached in the extended copy.

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SVG barcodes from XSLT

By ksclarke, Section Software
Posted on Fri Jan 9th, 2004 at 08:36:23 AM EST

Most libraries use barcodes to link books to records. Have you ever wanted to generate them yourself? RenderX XEP has released XSLT stylesheets that will take string input and generate a valid barcode in SVG (which can be turned into PDF for printing or displayed in a browser with SVG support).

More info and the stylesheets can be found on the RenderX site. Supported barcode formats are included in the extended copy.

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Linkstack - what you're reading

By dchud, Section Software
Posted on Mon Nov 17th, 2003 at 02:14:28 PM EST
Art and I have been hashing out questions about where lines can and should be drawn between individual web/library surfing, record-keeping of same via personal link routing, and the continuum from private clippings files and bibtex/endnote bibliographies to weblogs and trackback. I think we agree that these services are on a continuum. His thoughts on this topic leap quickly to trust networks, which is fascinating, though I'm more stuck on just aggressively logging everything I do in the context of what I read that I might ever want to refer to again, and finding a simple way to merge that with public weblogging and library-quality metadata. Yeah, okay, that's a little obsessive. Still, as a little experiment I put together a tiny app called 'linkstack' and it's worked well for a few weeks now. It might be interesting to try a group one, so if it interests you too read on, and we can give it a whirl.

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