October 27-29 Monterey Marriott
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

C304 - Digital Signage: Public or Academic, You Can Do It!

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Helen B Josephine, Head of the Terman Engineering Library, Stanford University Libraries, Terman Engineering Library
Michael Nack, Digital Technology Manager, Stanford University Libraries, Terman Engineering Library
Phil Gunderson, ILS Coordinator, San Diego Public Library
Uyen Tran, Librarian II, San Diego Public Library

Think digital signage is too expensive or too technical for your library? These case studies show otherwise. Learn from Stanford University Libraries’ partnership with the MobiSocial Computing Laboratory, where researchers in the MobiSocial Lab provided expertise, programming, and hardware, with the library providing the display monitors, test environment, and feedback for the new digital signage technology. The Oalla software system transforms a passive display monitor into a digital community board that users interact with using their mobile phones. Two-way communication with text messaging, visible posts, and ratings of services provide patron interaction with library information, other users, and campus services. Then hear how San Diego PL’s Public Tech Services team created interactive visual displays of digitized collections on iPads mounted on stands throughout the new Central Library. Patrons flip through pages of rare manuscripts and other materials that otherwise can’t be handled. iPads are leveraged for digital signs, built-in Photo app, JavaScript source code, and image optimization.

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