The Class Request Tool (CRT) is an open source application that welcomes instructors to make online requests for assistance, space, and time to teach with archives and special collections repositories. The CRT works to centralize the management of class requests and improve patron access by providing infrastructure necessary to support increasing demand for on-site teaching and learning activities within a single repository site or across multiple special collections and archives.
Interacts with Atlas Systems' Aeon circulation system for special collections, significantly reducing data entry needs
Handles booking classes from start to finish, keeping a traceable record of interactions
Collects data for assessment and reporting
Supports library and archives staff in customizing sites without developer intervention, through Admin and Superadmin functionality
Supports management of multiple repositories
Technical development notes, issues log, system requirements, application set-up steps, and code are available and kept up-to-date on GitHub.
Staff and Administrator Documentation is available in the form of a User's Guide.
Questions, reports of issues, and general inquires are welcomed via our feedback form.
Bobbi Fox (Harvard Library Technology Services), Emilie Hardman (Houghton Library), Rachel Howarth (Houghton Library), Dave Mayo (Harvard Library Technology Services) and Anita Patel (Berkman Center for Internet & Society)