Following our “soft launch” with Sutton staff we have a growing collection of books and users… and some lending starting to take place. The SuttonBookShare is a social site and transactions will be based entirely on trust, so we would expect to see fairly limited lending in the first few weeks. I am pleased to see that people are managing to use the service by themselves and, most importantly, finding something they would like to read.
We have conducted a focus group with some of Sutton’s Young Advisors and library staff to get early feedback on useability. Everyone loves the idea and we had some really helpful feedback on improving the way you browse for books.
We are just looking over the proofs for the marketing materials and wrestling with the API for the Sutton Library Catalogue – with a bit of luck we will have a public launch in the next couple of weeks!