Thanks Thomas. I had a look through what they are suggesting last night. It
looks like you would have to run the software on a system in the library. I
find it amazing that it's cheaper for 1000s of libraries to all run their
own computers and software than for us to have accounts on a central system
and access it over the web. Maybe WSSL can be licensed to India or
something. When they email me back I'm going to plug that!
On 26 September 2011 07:55, Thomas Bennett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> You may want to take a look at:
> There are several free and low cost solutions but I don't know if there is
> that will be a viable solution for you. Sounds like you need a self
> system like the 3m unit that connects to III although that particular
> would be priced way outside your budget. But the idea is a patron scans
> card, mag stripe or bar code and then scans bar code from book/books.
> it would be the honor system.
> You may want to check other links from the Google I used:
> Linux personal library software with bar code
> On Friday 23 September 2011 18:27:33 you 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
> > 2) that doesn't cost a fortune
> > Thanks so much
> > Rowan
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