WebTools is "system" of multiple modules and libraries. Along with template engine capabilities, it features session management, global variables support, cookies support, and various database interfaces. It also features a pure Perl mail client, categories management, form checking, and libraries such as a CGI-based downloading library, HTML parsers, and a library that makes PHP functions available to Perl for ease of development.
Berkeley DB XML is a native XML database engine for use within your product. Made available as a C++ library with language bindings for Java, Perl, Python, PHP, and Tcl, it integrates directly into your application (it is not a standalone database server). It provides XQuery access into a database of document containers. XML documents are stored and indexed in their native format using Berkeley DB as the transactional database engine.
Net::Z3950::SimpleServer is a Perl module which implements the server side of the Z39.50 (information retrieval) protocol. It hides the complexity of network exchanges, packet serialization, and session handling. You are required only to implement simple callbacks to support searching and record retrieval. It is the basis of the "Zoogle" project, which is a Z39.50 gateway to the Google web index.
OpenIsis provides a library and tools to access CDS/ISIS databases, which are mostly used for bibliographic data (ISO2709, Z39.50) but also well suited for other catalogues due to the very flexible indexing mechanism. Based on a C library, there are also bindings for Perl and Java (Tcl to come).
A Life Science Identifier (LSID) Resolver is a software system that implements an agreed LSID resolution protocol to allow higher-level software to be able to locate and access the data uniquely named by any LSID URN. This project is the first implementation of a Web service-based LSID URN resolution protocol, and includes Java J2EE, Perl, and Win32 COM/C++ client & server stacks, example programs, and tutorials on how to establish a LSID resolver for any organization.
Gtk2::Ex::DBI is a Perl module that is used in conjunction with Gtk2::Perl and Gtk2::GladeXML to give data-aware "form" functionality. The programmer creates a database form with Glade2, and then creates a Gtk2::Ex::DBI object, which then "binds" a DBI data source to the form, managing querying, navigating records, applying updates to the database, and error handling.