Quickalog is a lightweight cataloging system that we created to keep track of our collection of books, electronic equipment and audio / video material and manage the checkout of these items to patrons. The idea was to create a simple, easy-to-use application that would allow us to know at a glance who has checked out our materials and that would minimize the opportunities for confusion and errors when our student employees check materials in and out. Despite being simple, Quickalog supports overdue item notifications, detailed circulation rules, item categories and images, and an API that allows the catalog to be searched from other applications.
Quickalog is a compact Django application. For the moment, its source is private, as it has some Oberlin-specific logic in it. As time warrants, this code will be removed, and the source will be made available to the public.