Monday, May 1, 2017
Measure the Future
Many of us are familiar with the myriad needs for statistics - reporting to outside agencies; making the case for more staff/space/money to our administrators; making the case for retaining the staff/space/money we have to our administrators; internal space, service, and collection planning ... the list goes on. We are also familiar with the limitations of our current statistical gathering methods. That's one of the reasons I was excited to learn about Measure the Future, a project from Jason Griffey, It will allow us to place sensors in various places around the library to measure the volume and flow of traffic while protecting patron privacy. The sensors are ours once purchased and the project has a strong open-source ethos. We plan to start using it soon and I hope others are able to take advantage of it as well.