I don't know if it is getting mindshare, but you (and others) might
also be interested in Ed Summers work on this:
On 12/2/05, Bas Peters <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Is Ruby gaining popularity in the library world? A few months ago I
> started developing a MARC4J implementation in Ruby. MARC4J is a library
> for working with MARC and MARC XML data in Java. I do not have a direct
> need for such a program, but I was just wondering how difficult it would
> be to create a MARC parser in Ruby. Is there any interest in such a
> library for Ruby?
> Check http://marc4j.tigris.org for more information about MARC4J. You
> can find the Ruby project here: http://rubyforge.org/projects/rmarc/.
> Bas Peters