I need a way to manage a collection of physical objects online. A digital library!
November 25, 2012 8:13 PM Subscribe
I've been put in charge of a small catalog of games, books and other knick knacks. I need a way to catalog, store and manage the checkout of these items. Suggestions?
posted by GilloD to Technology (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I previously wrote an inventory management system in PHP that did a bit of this, but the design was a wreck and it was usable by me and, uh, me. I'd like something a little more open ended.
I need to be able to add different TYPES of items (Books, Games, Magazines etc.)
Multiple users need to be able to login and "check out" an item.
Only some users need to be able to manage the actual catalog (i.e., an admin class)
Dispatch e-mails when an item is "overdue", automated e-mails of these sorts in general.
An ability to request items (Bonus if we can vote on them!)
An ability to add digital items for download
The project management package Podio feels close, but is also not quite intended to suit this purpose. I'm looking for other similar solutions- A simple DB with hierarchical user categories and batch jobs/processing.