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Durham University

Computing and Information Services

Webcams in lecture theatres

At the meeting of Teaching and Learning Committee on 25 April 2005 it was agreed and subsequently approved by Senate to authorise the installation of web-cams to provide remote support for AV equipment and to enable CIS to check room usage to facilitate maintenance with the following provisos:

(a) that the web-cams would not have an audio-feed and therefore could not record lectures. They were not security cameras and would not be monitored for security purposes; nor could they be used for video-streaming lectures between lectures rooms;

(b) that the web-cams would be used to monitor room usage and to identify times when maintenance could be carried out;

(c) that the cameras were inexpensive and would be installed as part of the planned refurbishments;