2001 will see the introduction of Access Control systems
in both the Science Library (DMS Watson Building) and
the Institute of Archaeology Library.
enter (and exit) either of these libraries, you will
have to swipe your library card through a special
reader. As long as you are registered with the Library,
the gate will recognise your barcode and allow you
through the turnstile.
pictures: The Access Control system in use at SSEES
development will improve the security of the buildings enormously
and will also allow the Library to collect more accurate
management information on patterns of use. The information
collected will then feed into decisions about Library services
- for instance, longer opening hours.
students, most UCL staff and all external borrowers will
be able to use the gates straightaway, as the system will
recognise the barcode already on the back of their card.
However, existing reference only users will need
to obtain a barcode to be able to operate the turnstile.
Similarly, UCL members who have until now gained access
to the Library simply by showing their card, without ever
formally registering, will now need to do so. To deal with
this, there will be a new Membership Desk sited at the entrance
to the refurbished DMS Watson Building. This should ensure
that obtaining a barcode is a quick and painless procedure.
is envisaged that the system will be extended to the Main
Library and some other sites in the summer of 2002.