Dave, et al.:
We have a number of group study rooms in the UO Libraries, a mix of first-come/first-served and reservable. We have one room configured as a presentation practice facility, and are in the process of adding LCD wall displays to the other rooms. For more information see
Students self-book the reservable rooms with the materials booking module of the library ILS (Innovative Interfaces). The library patron database is synched with Banner, so no separate login/authentication system is required. To see how this process works from the user side, go to
All of the study rooms are extremely popular and students seem to learn the booking routine without difficulty. This being said, I would like to see a simpler interface at some point. Hope this helps!
Andrew R. Bonamici
Associate University Librarian, Instructional Services
University of Oregon Libraries
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On Fri, 24 Oct 2008 11:34:29 -0400, "David A. Tiedemann" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Please pardon any cross-posting of this inquiry.
> Do you support student group study or team rooms (with or without
> technology)? If so, are they used on a first-come, first-served basis
> or scheduled? Although I am interested in learning about any web-based
> self-scheduling applications you use that allow students to search by
> time of day across multiple rooms, I am especially interested in hearing
> from anyone doing this with either CollegeNet's R25 or Sourceforge's
> MRBS (Meeting Room Booking System). Please include information as to
> how you: handle student logins to the scheduling application (e.g. NetID
> & LDAP); add new students; and purge students after graduation. If your
> guidelines and policies for student self-scheduling of study spaces is
> on a public Webpage, please include the URL.
> I will compile a summary of responses and post it back to the list.
> David A. Tiedemann
> Director, Information Technology and Services
> Learning Environments and Media Production
> Syracuse University
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