Know before you go! Waitz now available at Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering
Waitz is now available in the Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering.
During the busiest times of the year we regularly hear from students regarding how challenging it can be to find a place to study in library spaces. In order to help address this concern, McGill Library is working with Waitz to display space use information online that shows how busy the McLennan-Redpath Complex and Schulich Library are in real-time, by floor, so that students can save time.
The McGill Library will use the anonymous data collected to improve space efficiency and sustainability practices (e.g. space layout, facilities systems modifications, allocation of resources towards space maintenance, etc.) over time.
How does it work? Is my data protected?
The app uses custom sensors plugged into outlets that detect Bluetooth and Wi-Fi signals in the area. The sensors collect space usage information using an algorithm. That information is then turned into occupancy data with 90 percent accuracy.
Need more information? Visit the project page for more information on the service and FAQs.
Questions? We welcome feedback on the Waitz service and app. Please email info.library [at] mcgill.ca