Having a hosted catalog and circ system seems very easy to do. There are several open source library systems such as Koha and Evergreen that might suit your needs:
Are there volunteers present the entire time the library is open to borrowers? Or are you counting on borrowers having smartphones to complete self-checkout?
Esme Cowles <[log in to unmask]>
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On Sep 23, 2011, at 3:27 PM, rowan eisner wrote:
> Apologies if this is the wrong forum, but if anyone can point me in the
> right direction...
> We have an unstaffed library and can't leave a computer in it. Is there a
> way to automate
> 1) with no computer - do circulation and catalog in the cloud. Volunteers
> bring in laptops to do circulation and clients access catalog with iphones
> 2) that doesn't cost a fortune
> Thanks so much