Articles/reviews/comments about PhpMyLibrary

m 19, 2004

PCHRD is developing an Integrated Library Information System (ILIS) using PhpMyLibrary, an open source software, for the 6 modules on acquisition & cataloging, transaction management / circulation, user administration, resource inventory, search, and
import & export records.

http://www.ehealth.ph/proceedings/ICT_investment_health_lib.php

m 19, 2004

An article in which the PhpMyLibrary has benn mentioned.

Open Source Software for Libraries
A Trend Report Submitted by Saiful Amin Guided by
Dr. A R D Prasad Project 2 A guided Research Project Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Course Leading to the Award of Associateship in Documentation and
Information Science (ADIS) 2001 - 2003

DOCUMENTATION RESEARCH AND TRAINING CENTRE
INDIAN STATISTICAL INSTITUTE 8th Mile, Mysore Road Bangalore 560 059

http://www.pizz.net/IMG/pdf/OSS_for_Libraries-2.pdf

m 19, 2004

Utilities for PhpMyLibrary

http://knjiznice.ffzg.hr/opensource/

phpmylib2marc.pl - convert PhpMyLibrary records to standard MARC (for import into other system like WebPAC or backup)

isis2marc.pl - select just some fields from CDS/ISIS database and (optionally) insert only unique values in MARC file (useful for creating ad-hoc authority file). It can also be used to remap fields and subfields from ISIS file to MARC.

March 9, 2004

Tuesday, April 20, 2004 1:30PM-2:20PM
Technology Committee Session
Title: An Introduction to Open Source Library Automation Systems
Presenter: Edward M. Corrado, Unix System Administrator, Rider University Libraries, Lawrenceville, NJ.

Description: This presentation will explore the current state of Library Automation Systems. Including in the presentation will be a brief introduction to what Open Source Software is - and what some of the benefits of using Open Source Software in libraries are. The pros and cons of why a library would want to use an Open Source library automation system instead of a commercial automation product will be discussed. An introduction to a number of current Open Source Library Automation Systems projects will be given. The systems that will be covered include Koha, OpenBiblio, PhpMyLibrary, and Avanti MicroLCS.

Source: http://www.njla.org/njacrl/news.html

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March 9, 2004

Perhaps you might want to browse through this paper. My only comment is that he should have include the current online users of each library software so that they will be able to evaluate online the capabilities of the said library softwares.

"The phpMyLibrary project started in 2001 as the hobby of a single developer in the Philippines as a means of providing a low-cost solution to library automation in that country."

Source: http://www.anctil.org/users/eric/oss4ils.html

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We are using an Open Source Library system called PHPMyLibrary
(http://phpmylibrary.sourceforge.net).

Currently we have 28,000 titles in the catalog and it works like a charm.
We are using it on a webhosting service that is Linux based, but I believe
that it has been tested on Windows 2000/XP.

PHPMyLibrary uses PHP as the programming language, MySQL, a little bit of
python for MARC record conversion, and Apache for the webserver. We were
able to batch upload the MARC records directly into the system. It
probably took about 1/2 a day to set it up and have it running.

We have Innovative for our acquisitions project, but are using PHPMyLibrary
for our OPAC. This saved us many, many, many thousands of dollars over
going with III for an opac.

There is another Open Source Library system called Koha
(http://www.koha.org) that is PERL based. However, it required more "root"
access to the server than our webhost would allow us to have. . . It is a
much more complete system and includes an acquisitions module. . . . It
looks very nice and has more users than PHPMyLibrary.

Source: http://lawlibrary.ucdavis.edu/LAWLIB/July03/0295.html

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On May 13, 2003 08:58 pm, Linda Mahoney wrote:
> Perhaps this is overkill for only 23 titles, but there is a nice
> Open Source online library package here:
>
> http://phpmylibrary.sourceforge.net/
>
> I found it fast and easy to set up, and was overjoyed at how
> simple it was to import MARC records (which are also freely
> available - from the Library of Congress and other sources).

Thanks Linda. I've been trying to get away from Athena (good product,
excellent support but costly) for a while now. The stumbling block block has
been MARC import for our smallish library. I will definately look at this.
If I can bring in my circulation and subscription stuff its worth a look.
--
R.

Source: http://www.vmlinuz.ca/archives/elug/2003-04/msg01034.php

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Browse the comparison of different open source library automation software.

Source: http://www.anctil.org/users/eric/oss4ils.html

Posted by Charles Fiddler 2003-10-31