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A Closer Look at Slover Library Interactive Displays, Part 2: Wayfinding Directories

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The interactive directories at Slover Library facilitate patron wayfinding throughout the building.  In addition, locations associated with upcoming events and computer availability will also be provided.

Objectives of Sign

These interactive directories at Slover Library will be placed on every floor to help people orient themselves and get from one location to another.  These displays, located near the elevators, should provide wayfinding, event schedules and computer availability throughout the library. 

Primary functionality:

  1. Wayfinding – Identify the major spaces on each floor of the library.
  2. Library events happening today.
  3. Where and how to search available collections on each floor.
  4. Computer availability throughout the library.

Wayfinding Screen

  A Closer Look at Slover Library Interactive Displays, Part 2: Wayfinding Directories

The primary purpose of the interactive wayfinding screen is to help people orient themselves within the library and determine their direction.  Additionally, they will provide a snapshot of current events and computer availability throughout the library.

Each sign will default to its specific floor but capable of displaying all or other floors.  For each floor, a summary of what’s on that floor will be highlighted.  Items like available collections, where to go and perform online catalog searches, and identification of all major spaces.

Today’s Events

  A Closer Look at Slover Library Interactive Displays, Part 2: Wayfinding Directories

The “Today’s Events” sections is a quick view of major events taking place today throughout the Library.  A descriptive overview, time and location of each event will be listed in chronological order.  As time passes, any occurred event will fall off the list so that only current or upcoming events are displayed. 

For any item on the list selected, the system will provide a link to the corresponding floor map to highlight its location.

Computer Availability

  A Closer Look at Slover Library Interactive Displays, Part 2: Wayfinding Directories

This interactive view should provide real-time data on available computers throughout the library.  Computer availability is maintained in real-time through SQL queries to the Comprise Technologies SAM software database.

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