Webcam to broadcast line in library cafe?

Elaine Anderson eanderson at PELHAMLIBRARY.ON.CA
Fri May 9 10:57:38 EDT 2014

I think your instincts are right.


Elaine Anderson

Public Services Coordinator

Pelham Public Library

43 Pelham Town Square

Box 830

Fonthill, ON  L0S 1E0





From: Web technologies in libraries [mailto:WEB4LIB at LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of Heather Rayl
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2014 10:50 AM
Subject: [WEB4LIB] Webcam to broadcast line in library cafe?


Hey all!


We are in the process of re-designing our website, and someone suggested that it would be neat to have a live webcam trained on the line in the cafe so people could see if it was busy or slow.


Initially I thought this was a great idea, however, my privacy sensors are going off the more I think about it.


Does anyone know of a library that's running this sort of set-up? I know that the US Fed. Gov't allows you to film public places for a CCTV feed, but publishing said feed on the web is a completely different thing.


Also, there are creepy people in the world. Could said creepy people use this live webcam to stalk someone?


I don't really want to take this to the university's legal counsel...


Thanks for you help and thoughts!!




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