We’ve been working on designing a new and improved database structure for LORLS which allows for greater flexibility. Unfortunately work on this hasn’t really progressed due to the implementation of RFID-based self-service here which is occupying all our time at the moment.
But on the plus side we have come up with a name for the backend (DB+APIs):
What! (we hear you shout)
Yes LUMP it stands for Loughborough Universal Metadata Platform which we realise may sound a little pretentious but how can you not like an acronym like LUMP!