BiblioSpec is a suite of software tools for creating and searching MS/MS peptide spectrum libraries.
BiblioSpec 2.0 stores spectrum libraries as sqlite3 files. Sqlite3 is a light-weight, open-source database format which can be read and manipulated with any sqlite3 tools in addition to BiblioSpec. For more information about the library format, see the file formats page. The new format is a departure from version 1.0 which uses a unique binary format. This means that tools and libraries from the two versions are not compatible. There is, however, a conversion tool for turning a version 1.0 library into a sqlite3 library.
The BiblioSpec package contains the following programs:
BiblioSpec is freely available under the BSD license. Click here to go to the Download and build page.
Several reference libraries will be available soon for download.
An overview of all file formats including a list of all the database search files that can be used to build libraries.