At Laurentian, we're using https://github.com/dbs/course-reserves (which
you can see in action at https://biblio.laurentian.ca/reserves/ ) which we
developed and released under the very permissive 3-clause BSD license.

It's based on the PHP app that Kevin Beswick created for us 7 years ago
that simply associates a bookbag with a course. A few years ago, Victoria
Lacroix rewrote the app in Python (using Flask and a PostgreSQL backend),
made it connect to our LDAP system for authentication, and enabled full
multilingual support. There's an admin interface at
https://biblio.laurentian.ca/reserves/en/admin/ that allows authenticated
users to add & edit reserves (just course code, prof name, and bookbag ID),
or delete reserves.

We have our technicians change the call number to a 2 or 3 digit number to
make it easy to ask for an item, and change the location to "Reserve Desk".

It would be pretty easy to swap out the LDAP authentication backend with
built-in or other standard authentication systems; probably a bit harder to
hook it into Evergreen.



On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 11:07 AM, Yamil Suarez <ysua...@berklee.edu> wrote:

>
> At Berklee we created a custom written PHP/MySQl/Apache course reserve
> platform that would connect to our older Horizon ILS and it used barcodes
> extensively. When we migrated to Evergreen in 2012 we were able to tweak
> the code to connect to the Evergreen DB. Also, since the barcodes did not
> change we were able to more easily continue using the tool. Though now the
> code is old and could use security patches and new features.
>
> Sadly the code was not written by me, and don't think it is in a state
> that could be shared easily with others to quickly rebuild it for their own
> use. Though I can share the link, and if I get permission, the code or
> screenshots to use as inspiration.
>
> Later,
> Yamil
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --------------------------------
>
> Yamil Suarez, MCS
> Associate Director of Library Systems & Web Development
>
> Stan Getz Library
> Berklee College of Music
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>
> On Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 12:53 PM, Jane Sandberg <sand...@linnbenton.edu>
> wrote:
>
>> At LBCC, we use the same 9XX process as Sage, but we don't have a
>> search widget.  We would be pretty interested in being able to Browse
>> by Instructor or Course.  Our students tend to be able to find their
>> course or instructor on a list more successfully than trying to
>> remember the official name of the course or instructor. :-)
>>
>> On Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 9:41 AM, Beth Longwell <blong...@eou.edu> wrote:
>> > In the Sage Library System we have indexed a couple 9xx fields in the
>> bib
>> > record to represent course number and course professor. We then made a
>> > search widget that colleges can put on their web site to search course
>> > reserves. We also made a menu option for searching course reserves on
>> the
>> > college's custom TPAC page.
>> >
>> > Beth Longwell
>> > Systems Manager
>> > Sage Library System
>> >
>> > On Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 10:09 AM, Elizabeth Thomsen <e...@noblenet.org>
>> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> At the Student Success Interest Group meeting at the recent Evergreen
>> >> Conference, there was a discussion on how academic libraries are
>> handling
>> >> course reserves, and Course Reserves came up high on the priority list
>> on
>> >> this  Report from the Future of Evergreen: Brainstorming and
>> Strategizing
>> >> Session.
>> >>
>> >> We're adding this topic to the agenda for the Student Success Working
>> >> Group meeting coming up on Monday, and it would be helpful if academic
>> >> libraries could describe how they are currently handling course
>> reserves.
>> >> Are you using the Syrup system?  What do you like about it, and what
>> would
>> >> you like to see improved?  Or are you using bookbags or buckets or a
>> >> homegrown solution for managing lists for each course?  Or maybe course
>> >> reserves are all electronic resources at your institution?
>> >>
>> >> Please share your thoughts and experiences here on the list!  Thanks!
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Elizabeth B. Thomsen
>> >> Member Services Manager
>> >> NOBLE: North of Boston Library Exchange
>> >> Danvers, Mass.
>> >> www.noblenet.org
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Jane Sandberg
>> Electronic Resources Librarian
>> Linn-Benton Community College
>> sand...@linnbenton.edu / 541-917-4655
>> Pronouns: she/her/hers
>>
>
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