Hi, I'm the developer on the Skidmore Reserves system. The idea of the
system is to tie reserves in to the Registrar's databases and
authentication systems to provide personalized, seamless reserves with a
fairly conservative interpretation of Fair-Use. I would love to do a
PHP version, but considering the customizable nature of the system and
the fact that it is pretty robust, it would be a big project. If you're
interested, the presentation is at
Feel free to contact me with any specific questions about the system.
Unfortunately, it is not yet in a shareable state...
Scribner Library, Skidmore College
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] reserves management systems
I heard from a colleague who went to a recent Voyager regional meeting
that someone at Skidmore was developing/had developed a reserves system
in ColdFusion, and was planning to rewrite it in PHP and release it as
open source (perhaps not in that order). Don't know much about it other
than this. My colleague seemed excited about it .
. . .
On 11/2/06, Kristina Long <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> At SFU the reserves requests by profs and the staff processing of
> those requests is currently a mix of paper and online processes.
> We are interested in going as paperless as possible and as such are
> looking for a reserves management system that would handle both
> electronic items and print items and is integrated in some fashion
> with our ILS (ie. III).
> So my question is what open source reserve management systems are
> Two I've found are ReservesDirect which looks promising and OSCR which
> does not look like it is being developed currently.
> Is anyone aware of others?
> I'm looking for software that was developed to handle both print and
> electronic materials.
> Kristina Long 604-291-3037
> Systems Consultant 604-291-3023
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> Simon Fraser University
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Ithaca College Library
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