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, J. L. (2011). Using library swipe-card data to inform decision making. Georgia Library Quarterly, 48(2). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/vol48/iss2/4