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Current Issue (Issue 161)

Thought of the Week:- "Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was."
OLA:- http://ola.sourceforge.net/ Open Source (630 KB). Platform Independent.

OLA (Online Library Application) is a browser-based library database for organizations with a small library (from hundreds to thousands of resources) and a small client base. The software allows users to browse the library collection over the internet, and allows authorized persons to manage sign-in and sign-out procedures, resource adds and updates, and data backups. It requires PHP4 and MySQL. The features of this software are: -

Internet based

Highly graphical

Compatible with Netscape and Windows browsers

Suitable for tracking many types of resources (books, magazines, videos, music, etc.)

Can store a large amount of data about each resource

Borrowers do not have to set up an account

Stores minimal information about borrowers--just the bare essentials

Simple database export function

Template based for easy configuration/customization

Optional gzip compressed output to save on bandwidth

Although designed for small organizations, catalog should scale well to millions of entries

It also comes with a sample database to demonstrate the system in action and based on that, collection can be built.


Site of the Week:- http://www.kwmap.net/

This website provides a Keyword Map for Whole Internet. Just put a word in the search box of the site and it will search for the keywords associated with that word and present an Alphabetical Keyword list for the searched word. It will also present some web links with description about the searched word. It also gives a Navigator Panel, in which it gives the various aspects of the searched term.

That's all for this week. See you next week.

Madhuresh Singhal