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NewGenLib now open source

Press Release: Kesavan Institute of Information and Knowledge Management [January 11, 2008]

Copyright (c) 2008 Kesavan Institute of Information and Knowledge Management

Abstract: NewGenLib, a library automation and networking solution developed India for the developing world, is now open source under the most widely used open source software licensing system called GNU GPL. NewGenLib is the joint effort of Kesavan Institute of Information and Knowledge Management, a charitable professional trust, and Verus Solutions, a software development company.


Hyderabad, India -- January 11, 2008. NewGenLib (www.newgenlib.com) is now open source under the most widely used open source software licensing system called GNU GPL (General Public License).

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. Librarians/developers who download the software can post their views, problems, solutions, discussions, etc., on https://sourceforge.net/forum/?group_id=210780.

NewGenLib is web-based and has a multi-tier architecture (www.kiikm.org/newgenlib_architecture.jpg); uses Java (a swing-based librarianís GUI) and the JBoss (J2EE-based Application Server). The default backend used is the open source PostgreSQL.

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. NewGenLib is compliant with MARC-21 format. Has a MARC editor Allows seamless bibliographic and authority data import into cataloguing templates Form letter templates are configurable using openOffice 2.0 as ODT and htm. SMTP mail servers can be configured for emails that can be sent form functional modules. NewGenLib allows creation of institutional open access (OA) repositories compliant with the OAI-PMH. 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. NewGenLib is Unicode 3.0 compliant. It is an internationalized application. English and Arabic interfaces are already available. Is RFID ready.

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Publication Year:2008
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:January 11, 2008
Publisher:Kesavan Institute of Information and Knowledge Management
Company: Kesavan Institute of Information and Knowledge Management
Products: NewGenLib
Record Number:13039
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
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