[LIS-Forum] NewGenLib as open source

Subbiah Arunachalam subbiah_a at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 12 11:11:53 IST 2008


Congrats Dr Haravu.

Arun



Dear Members of the List
> 
> I am a very happy to announce that  NewGenLib, the
> integrated library
> management system is now open source. Details are
> given below.
> 
> NewGenLib Open Source
> 
> 1.      NewGenLib (www.newgenlib.com) is now open
> source under the most
> widely used open source software licensing system
> called GNU GPL (General
> Public License)
> 
> 2.       The open source binaries and source code
> can be downloaded from
> http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/newgenlib.
> Installation notes for Linux
> and Windows are also available at the site. The user
> manual is also
> downloadable.
> 
> 3.      Librarians/developers who download the
> software can post their
> views, problems, solutions, discussions, etc., on
> https://sourceforge.net/forum/?group_id=210780.
> 
> 4.      NewGenLib is web-based and has a multi-tier
> architecture
> (www.kiikm.org/newgenlib_architecture.jpg); uses
> Java (a swing-based
> librarian's GUI) and the JBoss (J2EE-based
> Application Server). The default
> backend used is the open source PostgreSQL. 
> 
> 5.      NewGenLib functional modules: Acquisitions
> management (monographs
> and serials); technical processing; circulation
> control; system
> configuration; a desktop reports application and an
> end-of-day process
> (scheduler) application. 
> 
> 6.      NewGenLib is compliant with MARC-21 format.
> 
> 1.       Has a MARC editor
> 
> 2.      Allows seamless bibliographic and authority
> data import into
> cataloguing templates 
> 
> 7.      Form letter templates are configurable using
> openOffice 2.0 as ODT
> and htm.
> 
> 8.      SMTP mail servers can be configured for
> emails that can be sent form
> functional modules. 
> 
> 9.      NewGenLib allows creation of institutional
> open access (OA)
> repositories compliant with the OAI-PMH.
> 
> 10.  NewGenLib servers are SRU/W compliant
> supporting MARC-21 and MODS 3.0
> metadata formats. CQL (level 1) with both Bath and
> Dublin Core Profiles are
> supported.
> 
> 11.  NewGenLib is Unicode 3.0 compliant. It is an
> internationalized
> application. English and Arabic interfaces are
> already available.
> 
> 12.  Is RFID ready.
> 
> Regards
> L.J.Haravu
> Trustee
> Kesavan Institute of Information and Knowledge
> Management
> 
>     
> 
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