After having been open for 70 years, the New Bodleian library, part of the University of Oxford, recently closed their doors to begin a major redevelopment and modernisation with their re-opening under the new name of the ‘Weston Library’ scheduled for 2015.
The project has three aims:
- to create new, high-quality storage for the Libraries‘ valuable collections, which include rare and unique manuscripts, books and maps that the Bodleian preserves for the world of scholarship
- to develop the Libraries‘ space for the support of advanced research
- to expand public access to these great treasures through new exhibition galleries and other facilities
To track the progress of this restoration, construction company Mace contracted us to implement our RemoteManager camera system. The webcam installation is to monitor build progression and the clear megapixel footage allows both people and events to be recognised on the site. RemoteManager provides real-time video, a time-lapse film and an image archive which will also give the University an historical collection of images for future use, whilst giving Mace important promotional materials for their project portfolio.