Re: simple, flexible ILS for small library hello all,
Just wanted to mention that I did decide to code an ILS for a book sharing library. Tweaking conventional ILS or bartering software would not accomplish what I want, and programatically the problem isn't very difficult. Modern programming frameworks make building something like this out very quick. The program currently has all the basic functionality I need including user front ends for checkin/out, adding new items from downloaded MARC records and a powerful backend for fixing anything that a user (librarian) did accidentally or shouldnt have permission to easily do. I am doing this in Django because Python is awesome. There are more defined reasons people use Django, but I will admit that I would never have done any substantial programming if I had not found python. Everytime a project comes up, python just happens to have a set of tools that go well beyond what I need from them. The code is available for anyone: http://bitbucket.org/permafacture/django-ils/ I'll gladly explain/document more if anyone cares to hear -Elliot Hallmark PS: I am now using a more clean email address. Previously I was using an address that I dont mind getting a little spammy because I was just poking around. I am the same person as offonoffoffonoff at gmail.