I've been asked to search for a piece of software that I have
been unable to find:
- MARC based.
- Full authority control.
- Rich web access for end users, with lots of filters, "baskets",
extraction and sorting options, etc.
We don't need library management features. It is only to
publish a specialised bibliography of 60.000+ records.
I also have been asked to include Isis as a primary candidate.
Pardon me to include Isis in this list, as it is not free,
but due to its history and relevance, it cannot be ignored
(and yes, I know of OpenIsis). However, for me and my users,
Isis-like systems have several shortcomings:
- They lack a index browsing feature (=3Dscan in Z39.50 parlance).
- As they are primarily full text indexers, they hardly can have
The one I like the best is Tyrannioware
(http://www.panix.com/~asl2/software/Tyrannio/), but I'm afraid
it is not mature enough.
I'm personally biased for free software, but I'll have to
accept commercial applications of none of them fits the needs.
We are also considering the possibility of using a specific
package for cataloguing (Isis, for example) and another one
for publishing online.
So I ask the collective wisdom of this group,
Universitat Aut=F2noma de Barcelona
Have you had a look at the PhpMyLibrary which supports marc and has a
fairly good web-access?
<quote who=3D"Ferran Jorba">
> Hi all,
> I've been asked to search for a piece of software that I have
> been unable to find:
> - MARC based.
> - Full authority control.
> - Rich web access for end users, with lots of filters, "baskets",
> extraction and sorting options, etc.
> So I ask the collective wisdom of this group,
> Ferran Jorba
> Universitat Aut=F2noma de Barcelona
It's not complete, but there's a heck of a lot of plumbing for authorities
in pytheas <http://www.uwindsor.ca/library/leddy/people/art/pytheas>,
including subdivision authorities. Topic Maps too if you are looking for
some data modeling ideas for FRBR. I have been too swamped (poor excuse in
the OSS world, I know) to do much with the code since September but if you
have access to some java minds then you might be able to make it do what
you want. It would also be well worth talking to the koha folks <
http://www.koha.org/>, they have a lot of momentum and authorities might be
on their radar.
Art Rhyno, Systems Librarian
Leddy Library, University of Windsor
Tel: (519) 253-3000, EXT. 3163
FAX: (519) 973-7076