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Re: [WEB4LIB] Interactive content for digital signage

From:

Andreas Orphanides <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:00:49 -0400

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We did one with a mac mini and a commodity touchscreen, plus a custom
plain-old-php-and-javascript interface:

http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/5832

Incidentally, the newest version of our plain-old-php-and-javascript
interface looks way better (and is more ADA compliant!) than the one
featured in the article.


On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 1:57 PM, Andrew Nisbet <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hello Paul,
>
>
>
> Richard Loomis has a project he presented at ALA 2014:
> http://somerset.lib.nj.us/rpisign.htm. I hope this helps.
>
>
>
> Edmonton Public Library
> Andrew Nisbet
> ILS Administrator
>
> T: 780.496.4058   F: 780.496.8317
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>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> Paul Go
> Sent: July-18-14 11:24 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] [WEB4LIB] Interactive content for digital signage
>
>
>
> We implemented a very inexpensive digital signage solution using TVs and
> Raspberry Pis.  The Pis connect to the server to automatically display
> images in certain drives, making changing signs simple.  We could also do
> RSS but have not implemented that as of now.  The Pis are around $35
> (additional costs include the storage card, wifi adapter or networking) and
> are very easy to program.
>
>
>
> We have discussed having touch screen kiosks using iPads or Kindle Fires
> but have not attempted to do so., yet.
>
>
>
> Paul Go
>
>
>
> Systems Librarian /
>
> Library Technology Manager /
>
> CS and ITM Liaison
>
> Paul V. Galvin Library
>
> Illinois Institute of Technology
>
> 35 West 33rd Street
>
> Chicago, IL  60616
>
> 312.567.7997
>
> [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
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>
>
> *Driving Innovation through Knowledge and Scholarship*
>
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>
> On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 11:58 AM, Michael Schofield <[log in to unmask]
> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
>
> wrote:
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>
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> > My friend Amanda Goodman (@godaisies on Twitter) is building and
>
> > designing a touch kiosk right now. She's been sharing pictures about
>
> > the design and the process. I'd pick her brain.
>
> >
>
> > Also,
>
> >
>
> > At this stage I too would balk about a $30,000 price tag. There are
>
> > some legit reasons [I guess] for the cost of the hardware, etc. - but
>
> > based on how you and other libraries intend to use this it really
>
> > shouldn't cost that much. What you need is a large touch screen with
>
> > internet access, then you can essentially do what OSU [and Amanda] are
>
> > doing and build a responsive website for the kiosk. It can be on top
>
> > of a CMS or pull from RSS or JSON feeds to make it painless to update.
>
> > You might even use a framework like jQuery Mobile (which isn't just
>
> > for small hand screens) that adds a nice layer of interactive
> transitions, modals, etc.
>
> >
>
> > I'm x-posting this to code4lib because I think folks might like to
>
> > weigh in. Good topic!
>
> >
>
> > // Michael
>
> > // ns4lib.com
>
> > // @gollydamn
>
> >
>
> >
>
> > -----Original Message-----
>
> > From: Web technologies in libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
>
> > On Behalf Of Thomas Edelblute
>
> > Sent: Friday, July 18, 2014 12:23 PM
>
> > To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>
> > Subject: Re: [WEB4LIB] Interactive content for digital signage
>
> >
>
> > When we did a remodel of the library a few years ago, I first looked
>
> > at a server that would feed the content to various digital signs that
>
> > we could change on the fly and pull content from RSS feeds.  But
>
> > management balked at the $30,000 price tag on that.  So we went with a
>
> > company that provides large television like monitors that read JPG
>
> > files of USB drives and are turned on and off by a Christmas tree
>
> > timer.  The company also supports these setups with auto-dealerships in
> the area.
>
> >
>
> > Thomas Edelblute
>
> > Public Access Systems Coordinator
>
> > Anaheim Public Library
>
> >
>
> > -----Original Message-----
>
> > From: Web technologies in libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
>
> > On Behalf Of David S Vose
>
> > Sent: Friday, July 18, 2014 7:36 AM
>
> > To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>
> > Subject: [WEB4LIB] Interactive content for digital signage
>
> >
>
> > We will be installing interactive digital signs in our main library
>
> > this fall. One sign will be at our entrance and one will be in the
>
> > lobby. The draft plan is to provide interactivity that will allow
>
> > patrons to browse to floor plans, hours and schedules, directories, a
>
> > campus map, and an "about the libraries" section.
>
> >
>
> > I would be interested to learn what type of interactive content others
>
> > have found to be most popular and useful to students and what
>
> > interactive content did not turn out to be particularly successful.
>
> >
>
> > Thanks,
>
> >
>
> > David Vose | Geography, Data, Government Information, Law Binghamton
>
> > University Libraries, POB 6012, Binghamton, NY 13902-6012
>
> > [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> | 607.777.4907 |
> Downtown Center: 607.777.9275
>
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