Query--library stuff - 1370°C
Nov. 19th, 2007
07:11 pm - Query--library stuff
Today, one of my cohort and i discovered that our wonderful Centre for Medieval Studies library contains a) books that the U's library owns but live on our bank of the river--a full 15 minutes closer walk than the proper library for those of us farthest away and b) books that the U library system doesn't contain at all. Sadly, CMSL's collection is poorly organised and not at all catalogued.
I hatched a plan.
With volunteer help, i reckon we can shelf-mark and database all of the books in the library so that medievalists can make much better use of them. We'd like CMS to be the bustling hub of activity it once was, and it would be dead helpful.
Now, i can probably roll my own database, but it would be hacked together, unprofessional, and likely full of the craptastic. Have any of you come across a free (preferably Free) database system that would allow us to input full bibliographic details for books, including LC call numbers, in a format searchable by author, title, call number, and perhaps keyword? We'd want the database to be locally hosted but able to be set loose on the Internet. It's a strangely specialised request, but i'm guessing if anyone knows of such a thing, you lot would be the first defence.