People Counter Project

This project enables students check the availability of study space in Stauffer Library online and is supported as a joint effort between the Alma Mater Society (AMS) and the library.

The project began as part of the 2012-2013 AMS executive election campaign to track Stauffer Library’s busiest hours by publicizing real-time information on peak times and volumes on the library website.

In April 2013, the People Counter Project was approved by Campus Security, Queen’s Legal Counsel, the Provost’s Operational Review Committee (ORC) and Library Leadership to proceed as a two year pilot project. Based on their recommendations, a formal agreement was struck between the library and the AMS, with the library to purchase the equipment and to administer the service, and monthly costs to be assumed by the AMS. The pilot was well received by students, and it was decided to continue to offer this service on an ongoing basis.

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