March 8-10 Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Arlington, VA
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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

C103: Digital Signage InfoBlitz

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Daniel Messer, Web Content Manager, Maricopa County Library District
Chris Woodall, Technology Librarian, Salisbury University Libraries
Zhimin Chen, Library Systems Librarian, University of Bridgeport
Andrew Lee, Humanities & Social Services Librarian, George Mason University

Messer discusses using the inexpensive Raspberry Pi, the little computer that could, to design a digital signage system that updates easily, uses repurposed technology, runs on free and open source software, and can be put anywhere there’s power and Wi-Fi! Woodall’s library developed a cheap and effective digital signage system that displays dynamic information using HTML 5 authoring software, a large TV, and freely available APIs from Google, Springshare, and others. Hear how they created a system for displaying dynamic and easily-updatable information, with a little web programming knowledge. Chen and Lee describe designing a clickable library floor plan using SVG, HTML5, JSON, Bootstrap, jQuery, and Adobe creative suite. The new library floor plan helps library users easily get more detail about library features, such as study room information, book code numbers range for each bookshelf, and more.

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