Hi Brian,

A few months ago we built and deployed a simple python/django app that can
display real-time availability of public workstations, and collects data on
when each workstation is offline (as in, unplugged), in use (a user has
logged in), or available (not in use).  It collects data on when each usage
session started and ended, and also when each period of downtime (offline)

Feel free to check out our github repo at - and the public interface is at .  There's some info on the API at .  It should be fairly easy to
define buildings/zones/floors etc. for your specific environment - there
shouldn't be anything GWU-specific in there at this point.  Please feel
free to contact me if you're interested in using it, and I can help with
any questions.  There are certainly prettier apps out there, but this one
works for us right now.

*Dan Kerchner*

*Senior Software Developer, Scholarly Technology Group *

*The George Washington University Libraries Gelman Library2130 H Street,
NWWashington, DC 20052202-994-7947 <202-994-7947>[log in to unmask]
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On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 2:18 PM, Brian McBride <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Code4lib Team,
> I was curious what software/systems other organizations are using to track
> computer usage statics in their computing labs and what stats are being
> collected?
> Thanks,
> Brian
> Brian McBride
> Head of Application Development
> J. Willard Marriott Library
> University of Utah
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