ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files. The clever part about this: ScummVM just replaces the executables shipped with the game, allowing you to play them on systems for which they were never
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ScummVM lets you run these adventures: Adventure Soft's Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2; Revolution's Beneath A Steel Sky, Broken Sword 1 and Broken Sword 2; Flight of the Amazon Queen; Wyrmkeep's Inherit the Earth; Coktel Vision's Gobliiins and games based on LucasArts' SCUMM (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion) system. SCUMM is used for many games, including Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max and more. [Less]
Observation Manager is a free and open logbook for (amateur-) astronomical observations. It's written in pure Java and runs on every plattform supporting Java 1.4 or higher.
All logbook entries made in Observation Manager are stored in the free and open OpenAstronomyLog XML Schema.
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Observation Manager comes with four catalogs of astronomical objects (Messier, NGC, IC, Caldwell, Solar system, GCVS 4.0) and if you miss an object, just add your own entry!
Some features of Observation Manager:
- Full compatible with 2.0 format
- Written in pure Java (runs on many platforms)
- FITS Image support
- Export data to HTML
- Run statistics [Less]
OpenBib is a next generation discovery infrastructure for libraries. On the frontend side it features RSS feeds, mashups, tagging, tag clouds, use analyses, drilldowns as well as catalogue enrichment and much more. The entire infrastructure relies on the central priciples of REST and the Semantic
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A lot of different data sources - ranging from library catalogues to collections to OAI repositories - can be imported in its local data store (PostgreSQL database + Xapian search engine). Any combination of these data sources can be exposed as a separate web portal with minimum work using OO inheritance of templates on different abstraction levels.
As a use case see the union catalogue of the University of Cologne, Germany: