[Web4lib] Lobby Information flat-screen monitor

Gimon, Charles A CAGimon at mplib.org
Tue Nov 14 11:25:42 EST 2006

We did this for Minneapolis Central Library. Feel free to contact me for

It's actually not that far off the web topic. Leveraging your existing
content for kiosk displays can work very nicely.

--Charles Gimon
  Web Coordinator
  Minneapolis Public Library

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[mailto:web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org] On Behalf Of Ilan Zelazny
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 10:20 AM
To: web4lib at webjunction.org
Subject: [Web4lib] Lobby Information flat-screen monitor

Perhaps a bit off the web topic but.....

I'd like to purchase a flat-screen display for our Library entrance 
to connect to our in-house network.  For the most part, I am looking 
to use this monitor to run a slide show of Library information, ie. 
one screen listing new books we have, followed by a screen say, of 
meetings in the building, followed by Library hours, followed by a 
film clip from the web, etc.  I would also like the ability to 
display from many sources allowing for future growth (TV,CD/DVD, 
videocam, audio, HDTV?).

My other criteria is to be able to centrally control what items 
display on the monitor and for how long.  For example, I might want 
the new book screen to display until Nov 30th, the screen for 
meetings in the building display just today, etc.  I would 
hopefully  be able to prepare these various "slides" ahead of time 
and assign a display start/end time so if I am out a particular day, 
the monitor updates automatically.

Any suggestions, experiences, Plasma/LCD?  Thanks for any help.

- Ilan

Ilan Zelazny                            Hunter College Libraries
Head, Systems Unit                      695 Park Avenue, Rm E313
Tel: (212)772-4171                      New York,NY 10021
Ilan.Zelazny at hunter.cuny.edu            Fax:(212)772-4140
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