Security Camera Installed in Local History Department

In order to better protect both our patrons and the historical documents located in the Local History Department, the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library has installed a security camera just outside the vault door.  The camera captures the reading tables where researchers study the documents.

Theft is a huge concern for repositories in this age of online auction sites such as Ebay.

In the Local History Department, patrons are already required to store their bags, purses, and personal possessions inside lockers located in the Billups-Garth Archives.  This protects the documents from theft, but also protects patrons from their possessions being stolen as they focus on researching. 

The security camera is now one more layer of protection for both the institution and the public.

The camera also reassures any past or future donors that their materials are protected and that preservation is the number one concern of the archives and the public library.

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Published in: on October 28, 2011 at 5:13 pm  Leave a Comment  

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