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Online Library


Back in 1999 I noticed the gay library at Indiana University was using paper and pen to keep track of their check outs and patron list. I thought this was a really bad idea, and thought I could create a computer-based system for them. After several simple programs I tried to write failed, I realized it would have to be a much bigger program. So, in 2000, I created this.

The result doesn't have a name, so I'll call it the online library. It handles all the functions that a library might need to. You can handle patron accounts (creating new ones, and checkout to a specific patron, overdue fines, etc). Checkins, checkouts, overdue notices, catalog maintenance, and much more.

The online library is a website which allows the same system to be used by the public that is used by the library staff. The staff directory is password protected.



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A demonstration of the library is online here.

You can tour the staff section here. The username and password are both guest.


library.tar.gz (69 KB)


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