How to web2.0 a small library?
February 9, 2010 3:08 PM Subscribe
What's the best way to update a small library, as in cataloging the books and having a way to check them out?
posted by peripatew to computers & internet (9 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'm working with a church on turning their library into a resource room. Basically purging 85% of their old books, and coming up with a new way to check out the current and new books.
That majority of the books will be resources, as in check them out for a short period of time. But there will also be a library of books to read, IE adolescent development, Christian education, etc... But there will be several copies of some books. If we are using a book for a 6 week study, we might have 12-20 copies of it in our library that we would check out to the people in the classes.
I'd like something that we could put on our website for people to see what we have available, but in order to check them out they have to go to the room where a "librarian" will check it out to them.
I'd love to keep it simple, but some features like auto emailing people when their books are due would be fantastic. The ability to print a label, bar code, whatever. We won't charge fees for books that are late though.
Any thoughts? I considering having everything in a simple database, a google document perhaps, but I think some added functionality would be good as the library itself grows.