Using Library Swipe-Card Data to Inform Decision Making
Paper Presented at the 2010 Georgia Council of Media Organizations Conference, Athens, GA.
Georgia State University (GSU) affiliates must swipe their campus ID cards at turnstiles in order to enter the University Library buildings. The swipe verifies the individual is a GSU affiliate and unlocks the turnstile for entry. With each swipe, data such as year in school, major, and GPA are sent to a database. The library partnered with Advanced Campus Services, (ACS), GSU‟s high-performance, research computing unit, to create a tool to access the data. The end product has been a valuable tool for the library, one that has been used to inform staffing and operating hours decisions, as well as produce reports for campus stakeholders.
Jennifer Link Jones. "Using Library Swipe-Card Data to Inform Decision Making" University Library Faculty Presentations.. Oct. 2010.
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jenniferlinkjones/2