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Update (9/14/04): Newest release is 1.95. Not a lot of new functionality but a "next term search" option and a somewhat different look & feel to the user's display of matches. A few fixes/tweaks since release 1.93

OSCR (pronounced Oscar) is an electronic course reserves system for an academic library. OSCR (Open Source Course Reserve) is written in PERL and uses MySQL to provide database services (with release 1.30 we're beginning to offer PHP versions of system modules). The system is fast, open, scalable, relatively easily maintained, and best of all free.

While not installed with a couple of clicks, it is straightforward and there is a fair bit of documentation. We've also tried to document our source code.

The content of the system may be searched by either Instructor or Course identifier (e.g., ENGL101). The system manages either PDF files or URLs.

Running under either Linux or Solaris (probably others but we haven't tested), the software is provided for your free use. You may modify the software if desired but we ask that you share your "improvements" with other users of the system, following the guidelines of the GNU Public License.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version
of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Features of OSCR

Download the latest version (1.95) of the OSCR software - September 14, 2004

Installation Instructions


The software distributed has been tested on a Solaris 8 (SPARC) system. To run the package you will need to install PERL (version 5.004 or later) and MySQL (suggest 3.22.x or later). Also be sure you have installed the Perl->MySQL modules (found in the source distribution of MySQL). We're working on complete conversion to DBI interface...about 2/3 there now.

Links:

We have a listserv that discusses development and use of the OSCR package. If you'd like to join the list, send an email to wallyg at gmu dot edu and we'll add you to the list.

Questions? Contact Wally Grotophorst, wallyg at gmu dot edu


archived versions:

oscr-1.93.tar
oscr-1.91.tar
oscr-1.90.tar
oscr-1.80.tar
oscr-1.72.tar
oscr-1.71.tar
oscr-1.70.tar
oscr-1.61.tar
oscr-1.60.tar