Book a Nook is an online tool to activate community spaces, with a particular focus on libraries. It’s approach is differentiated from similar tools in the following ways:
- Networks spaces: Supports searching across libraries / systems
- Data for advocacy and evaluation: Aggregates reservation data to inform space usage, advocacy, and experimentation, while respecting patrons’ privacy.
- Connection: Provides an open API so that libraries can better integrate their resources with online organizational platforms (e.g. Meetup, Eventbrite)
The project aims to expand libraries' digital presence and to deepen their integration within an online ecosystem.
Github repo: http://github.com/berkmancenter/bookanook
More information about Book a Nook can be found on the github wiki.
Potential summer projects:
An initial round of development was recently completed providing core functionality. We’re currently looking for a developer to both refine core user experience as well as support creative use of the tool. Below are some development features listed in order of priority to the project. Each link points to a specific issue on the project's gitHub page.
- Different views for users in different timezones
- Integrate with Google Calendar API
- Prevent confirmation of conflicting reservations
- Allow admin to upload Multiple images for Nooks
- Allow users to control which types of emails they receive and
- Add nook search facility based on max/min capacity
- Differentiation between study room/event reservations
- Allow user to favourite Nooks and locations
- Providing reason for rejecting a reservation request
- Provide Library's emergency contact info
- Use Google Maps API to show nearby libraries