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Creating an open-source solution to record library gate counts

Perera, Damith
Nykolaiszyn, Juliana
In response to COVID-19, the Oklahoma State University (OSU) Libraries developed an open-source application to better record visitor gate counts. This data helps inform users and administration of real-time capacity within the library's physical building. While there are several vendor options on the market, OSU decided to build the program in-house, taking advantage of cost savings and, more importantly, speed to implement a solution quickly. In production since 2020, this application improved what was once a very manual process into one that is semi-automated.