Our library created computer availability maps in order to provide patrons with real-time availability of computers in the library and information commons. This presentation will review how the library created the computer availability mapping system, including loading Perl scripts onto library computers, linking the computers to an SQL database, programming an administrative console with drag-and-drop capabilities for each machine and publishing the maps to a variety of public interfaces including help desk monitors, web pages, and the mobile library website.
Bacon, Scott, "Creating Computer Availability Maps: Increasing Access to Library Resources" (2013). Library Faculty Presentations. 4.