I'm a librarian for a non-profit photography association in Beirut, Lebanon.
We would like to put our library catalogue online, but we also wish to connect with
an independent art library in the same city, and maybe more such institutions in the future.
Please can someone advise me on the following:
- Should we create one online catalogue where we list all the titles stocked in the different institutions, and then specify in each entry where the book is held? (Is this even possible?)
- Or is it better to create separate catalogues? And if so, can we merge them after?
Essentially, we wish to create a stronger network between non-profits in our city and encourage our fanbase to discover these institutions' libraries and vice versa. There is no network of state-funded public libraries in Lebanon, so it is up to us to
fill some of these gaps and help each other!
Thanks in advance to anyone who can offer their advice and support.