Very cool, did not consider these approaches but they are worth looking into. Out of curiosity, would there be good recommendations if we were to forego the touch screen requirement? Just plain ole' dumb mouse and keyboard?
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Derek Merleaux
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 3:27 PM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Digital Collections Browser Kiosk Software Options
On a similar note to Sam's suggestion, I saw a demo by Open Exhibits http://openexhibits.org/category/software/ of their multi-touch image browser - they just released a new version of their open-source sdk that allows use of the Leap Motion controller (or several of them for more
users) - that way you can use a less expensive non-touch screen and get the same or better effect. Been meaning to try this out but the time it keeps getting away from me. Would love to hear of someone making it work.
On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 12:45 PM, Andrew Gordon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi All,
> We are looking into options for setting up a physical kiosk
> (touchscreen monitor and computer) in our lobby to allow visitors to
> our building to browse digital versions of some items from our
> collection. I see that Turning The Pages (e.g.
> http://archive.nlm.nih.gov/proj/ttp/) provides a nice solution for
> this but I just wanted to see if anyone else had worked with something
> similar and might know of any other options (open source?) so that we
> can do a little comparing and contrasting. For some reason I am
> thinking there was a discussion a little while back about 3D digital
> collections browsing but can't seem to locate it and don't know it if was like the above scenario.
> I think since it's a kiosk style implementation and we are looking for
> apples-to-apples comparisons, we are interested in the physical,
> touch-screen turning of the page interaction rather than a browser
> pointed at a more pragmatic digital collections browser, at least at
> this point in the exploration.
> Thanks in advance for anyone that might have potential suggestions,
> Andrew Gordon, MSI
> Systems Librarian
> Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health New York Academy
> of Medicine
> 1216 Fifth Avenue
> New York, NY, 10029