Digital signage shines brightly in Emory Libraries

Information kiosk located at the front of the Woodruff Library.

After months of planning and testing, Emory Libraries unveiled the first phase in a comprehensive digital signage program last week that could lead to eventual adoption of new signage standards throughout LITS and beyond.

The service features a multitude of screens, fixed both vertically and horizontally depending on the space, which have been installed in three buildings: the Woodruff Library, the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library, and the Computing Center at Cox Hall.

There are fourteen screens dedicated to wayfinding. The touch screen allows users to search for classrooms or special locations in the buildings and see a breadcrumb trail on a map showing the exact location from points A to B. Routing information can also be sent to a user’s smart device.

One of the new message boards.

Each of the additional screens is being managed by the groups which the screens serve. There are 12 being managed by Campus and Community Relations, 6 by Student Digital Life, 2 by the LITS events manager, 3 by WHSCL staff, 1 by the Goizueta Business Library, 1 by the Library Service Desk and 1 by the Music and Media Library.

The screens not being used for wayfinding are message boards, which use 6 different templates (3 horizontal & 3 vertical) which are available in 5 different colors.

A cross-represented committee, which will report to the Library Cabinet, will develop work flow, policies, template revisions, upgrades, expansion, etc. There will be additional training provided for content contributors and groups.

A wayfinding board beside the elevators.

“We are excited about this signage program and believe it will expand the breadth of creative communication outreach to our many audiences, including students, faculty, staff, and the general public who come through our doors,” said Leslie Wingate, digital signage project sponsor and director of Campus and Community Relations with LITS.

The Digital Signage Committee will soon convene and will begin accepting requests for content. An online request tool/process is being researched, but until that exists, one should contact Norman Hulme at NHULME [at] emory [dot] edu with any content requests or suggestions.

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