Liberry.club -- resource sharing made friendly Overview

Liberry club is Team Resource management in a Slack-friendly Bot format. Using API.ai's natural language processor, you can ask Liberry to create and manage the status of the physical objects in your environment.

Liberry is a slack-native chatbot built to understand your team's available shared resources and to to enable a friendly interface to help track down what's available at work, among friends, club members or neighbors.

As a librarian, our robot can understand a variety of commands (thanks to API.ai) to allow you to register a sharable resource, check it out, check on the status, or return it for others to use.

At wok, someone might bring in a book for others to borrow. Liberry can help you out:

Bert> @liberry: create resource "The Thing Explainer" liberry> Ok, "The Thing Explainer is available to check out"

Ernie> @liberry: borrow "The Thing Explainer" liberry> @Ernie: It's yours

Bert> @liberry: Who has The Thing explainer? @liberry> @Ernie checked out The Thing Explainer 2 minutes ago

Bert> @liberry: checkout QA @liberry> Ok. @Bert is using QA

API.ai is a great tool for building a dialog system like this. It let us map the casual language we use around the office into formal commands our robot can understand.

Bert> @liberry how can you help me? @liberry: I have four primary commands... the CRUD of lending. Create a sharable resource, Read the state of the resoure or resources Update (Checkout, return) an item Delete ( take your resoure out of the borrowing pool)

Api.ai Slack integration allows you to create Slack bots with natural language understanding based on Api.ai technology.

We forked his from https://github.com/xVir/api-ai-slack-bot

To stop the bot from running in the interactive mode, press CTRL+C.

In the background mode, you can control the bot’s state via simple commands:

Custom Bot Launch

If you want to customize your bot behavior, follow the steps below.

Clone the repository https://github.com/kelfink/liberry.git On Heroku, setup up these environment variables in your configuration

To run locally, do the same, and run 'sh ./startup.sh' to start the server.

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