Acquiring a low-cost library catalog is problematic, but there are a number of tools to ‘hack’ a library catalog. While no free product rivals the usability and searching sophistication of proprietary ILS systems, I believe that the Virtual Theological Library Project presents a solution is that is affordable and easy to implement. Using tools freely available on the web, librarians in churches and small academic libraries can created a cloud-based library catalog that is searchable to the public and supplement their local holdings with millions of theological texts on the web. Using Google Site and Google Sheets to create a catalog combines the accessibility and precision that other DIY cataloging solutions do not
"Librarian Hacks: Introducing the Virtual Theological Library Project,"
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 59
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/vol59/iss2/4