Today the Sherman Library's homegrown study room reservation site went live with limited room availability (only 10 rooms) for public testing through the end of the year. Unfortunately, without a university login or a card you can't really poke around too deeply. You won't be able to make a reservation (and subsequently cancel, reschedule, etc.) Still, this was a lot of work for our two-person team (and we're not quite finished styling everything or fleshing out the menu), but it's with a sense of relief that I can share the public link. So I'm doing it en masse, because internet!
I am going to screencast a run-through for colleagues, so if this something that interests you just hit me up off list and I'll make sure to link everyone who cares to youtube when I get around to it. We still have a lot of mid-version backend things we would like to, but this [hopefully] will have an open-source future. Oh, anyway, the most important thing is that the other room reservation options we looked at didn't really talk to the ILS. We, for all sorts of reasons, still circulate keys through Millenium, so we needed a service that was informed by room availability in the system - we just had to build one.
A little frantically (typos!),
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