Fifteen years ago a reading list system (initially unnamed) was launched at Loughborough University. The system allowed staff to input reading lists item-by-item using a HTML form and display these web-based lists to our students with links to the library catalogue to check stock availability.
Since that time the system has undergone six major revisions. These revisions have extended the functionality to allow “drag-and-drop” reordering of lists, display of stock availability and book covers, importing of citations from Word documents and so much more! Also the system gained a name, LORLS.
So today we’re celebrating fifteen years of LORLS!
We’ve even had birthday greetings and cards from our friends at PTFS Europe and Talis.