My first reaction to this post is to tell Peter that software is not
open source until it is made available under a GNU license, and the
best way to do that for library-related software is . . . .
Can someone more comfortable with OSS registration procedures take it
over from here, and tell Peter, and all the other open source
oriented programmers who subscribe to this list, how to go about
making their code open source and easily findable by others looking
for available library-related open source software? Over to you,
whoever you are.
>currently I am working for my thesis project on an collection
>assessment tool. Basically a Perl script that downloads MARC data
>from various Z39.50 servers and runs some statistical analysis on
>Unfortunately I just recently became aware of OCLC's ICAS
>(Interactive Collection Analysis System) (News travel a bit slow to
>So to differentiate my work I have to argue that my work is open
>source and therefore inherently cool and worthy ;-)
>Therefore my question: does anyone know of similar open source
>collection assessment projects? Is anything going on in this field?
>Any hints or suggestion re. features are highly welcome!
>Have a nice evening
>see also http://www.oss4lib.org/
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