[Libs-Or] Library Catalogue Software

Loftis, Elsa eloftis at ocac.edu
Fri Feb 10 12:53:23 PST 2017


Hello Melody,
An open source solution like Koha might be the best bet, as Diedre
suggests, assuming you can get it programmed. But as an alternative, I used
to work at a library that used LibraryWorld
<http://www.libraryworld.com/index.html>. It was not free, but was under
$500 a year (it used to be a dollar a day), and was an 'out of the box'
solution. It was certainly not as robust as one might like, but it was
web-based so you don't need to worry about hosting, and you don't need
someone with coding skills to get it out of the gate.
Good luck, and please keep us posted about how it's going and if you have
any other questions--this is a wonderful group that is always willing to
troubleshoot and share ideas.
Elsa

On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 11:42 AM, Diedre Conkling <diedre08 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I'm not sure how the word logs got in there. I meant Koha.
>
> This is what happens when listening to people talk at a conference and
> also addressing email. 🙂
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 11:40 AM Diedre Conkling <diedre08 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Logs is free and works well. You will need someone with a bit of
>> technology skills to get going. We decided not to do it ourselves so
>> contract with ByWater Solutions to manage the catalog for us but many
>> libraries around the world don't hire a service provider.
>>
>> For more information go to
>>
>> https://koha-community.org/ for information.
>>
>>
>> There is a large community in Koha with people ready and willing to help
>> you. Joining the various discussion groups will help you. I think they are
>> easily accessible on the Koha site.
>>
>>
>> Also, there are several libraries and library networks in Oregon and we
>> would be happy to share information with you.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 11:23 AM melody rudenko <melodyrudenko at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> My question is what kind of free library catalogue programs are available
>> and how well do they work?
>>
>> I'm a library board members rather than a Librarian. It was recommended
>> that I join this group to ask questions about software for a library
>> catalogue.
>>
>> In Douglas County we are facing library closer and we are trying to find
>> ways to give patrons access to some library services after the closure.
>>
>> One of the things we now need to work on is acquiring library computers
>> and a catalogue program for the books so we can still check them out to
>> patrons. (Rather than switch the library to a reading room model when no
>> books can leave the building).
>>
>> It has been stated in various library meetings around the County that
>> there are free library catalogue programs available but I've never any
>> additional information.
>>
>> Thank you for any information you can provide.
>>
>> -Melody Rudenko   melodyrudenko at gmail.com
>> Oakland, Oregon.
>>
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