COMO White Paper
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, and records data. With each swipe, data such as year in school, major, and GPA are sent to a database. The library partnered with Advanced Campus Services, 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 reports for campus stakeholders.
Jones, Jennifer L.
"Using library swipe-card data to inform decision making,"
Georgia Library Quarterly:
2, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/vol48/iss2/4