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So I run a board game club in Blacksburg, VA and to start the club I am using my 400+ games for the library. I'd love to be able to lend games to members (I know the risk) but I'd love even more to keep tabs on those games.

I've searched the web to find 'collection' software that might aid me in this endeavor but didn't succeed in finding anything.

With all the large games libraries here on the Geek I was wondering if anyone:

1. Uses a specific software
2. Wrote their own
3. Has any ideas

Thanks Don
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What about a nice Access database? Export your collection, import into Access, have a column for ID# if you're going to number your games. Have a place to identify the version, perhaps (Ravensburger German 1989). Then a column for who has it, when checked out, when due. You can make a second list for contact information for borrowers, to have it all together.
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Or, old school, put those library cards/envelopes in the game boxes, stamp the date due, keep the cards while the games are checked out. Have index cards with users' contact info.
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indigopotter wrote:
What about a nice Access database? Export your collection, import into Access, have a column for ID# if you're going to number your games. Have a place to identify the version, perhaps (Ravensburger German 1989). Then a column for who has it, when checked out, when due. You can make a second list for contact information for borrowers, to have it all together.


I don't own Access. Maybe I can see if there's an equivalent.

I'm kinda surprised there's nothing out there --- could be a nice little project for someone on here!
 
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https://stampington.com/Library-Cards-and-Pockets-Value-Pack

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indigopotter wrote:
Or, old school, put those library cards/envelopes in the game boxes, stamp the date due, keep the cards while the games are checked out. Have index cards with users' contact info.


I'm actually contemplating something like this.
 
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indigopotter wrote:


Hahaha! Brilliant.
 
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pa5t0rd wrote:
indigopotter wrote:
What about a nice Access database? Export your collection, import into Access, have a column for ID# if you're going to number your games. Have a place to identify the version, perhaps (Ravensburger German 1989). Then a column for who has it, when checked out, when due. You can make a second list for contact information for borrowers, to have it all together.


I don't own Access. Maybe I can see if there's an equivalent.

I'm kinda surprised there's nothing out there --- could be a nice little project for someone on here!


You could check out OpenOffice's Base

https://www.openoffice.org/product/index.html

You could always accomplish the same thing in Excel, but Access lets you make nice forms, queries, and reports.
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indigopotter wrote:


You could check out OpenOffice's Base

https://www.openoffice.org/product/index.html

You could always accomplish the same thing in Excel, but Access lets you make nice forms, queries, and reports.


Yeah - I started putting it in 'numbers' and quickly became motivated to find something already designed.
 
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