Posts Tagged ‘OpenBiblio’

Keeping track of our books: OpenBiblio to the rescue

July 6, 2009

We have a lot of books. I mean a lot of books. I want to know what books we have and if we have lent any of them to anybody.

We have a lot of videos. I mean a lot of videos. I want to know what videos we have and if we have lent any of them to anybody.

So, I can across a piece of software called OpenBiblio. OpenBiblio is “an easy to use, automated library system written in PHP containing OPAC, circulation, cataloging, and staff administration functionality.” It’s also really easy to set up. Even a technical neophyte such as myself can do it.

It does require a web server. Fortunately, that’s easy to take care of with a package like XAMPP, which makes installing a web server a breeze.

I’ll talk later about how I’m using OpenBiblio to keep track of our stuff. Right now, though, I just want to say thanks to people like Dave Stevens, who originally developed OpenBilblio (I think), Micah Stetson who is (I think) the current lead developer, and all of the others in the community who make OpenBiblio possible.

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