Saturday, 3 March 2007

PHP MARC Library goes Super-Alpha

Aside from the fact that I love the idea of a Super-Alpha software release, I am excited to announce that Dan Scott has released his attempt to PEARify the existing PHP-MARC package which was develpoed by Christoffer Landtman at Realnode Ltd. as part of the Emilda ILS project. Whereas PHP-MARC was based around the existing CPAN MARC_Record Perl library, File_MARC is a rewrite utilising only the core algorithms from MARC_Record and PHP-MARC. At a glance, the code looks cleaner, and the class structure appeals from the outset. As a keen user of PHP-MARC, I look forward to testing this Super-Alpha code one some of my recent Data migration scripts.


Anthony said...

Hi there. I am in the process of writing a utility to allow our librarians to merge their old biblio info from a non-MARC database(text file exports from FileMaker)
into MARC fields of their choice (probably will just use the 900s) in an existing MARC record(sourced from the LOC but lacking our Library's shelving location, etc).

I'm going to be using PHP MARC, and plan on contributing my code when finished.

The plan is to use all PEAR, and just do a little extending here and there.

I'll post again when I've got something for everyone to look at.


Dan Field said...

I look forward to hearing about your experiences Anthony. Please do post back here once you have completed the work.