5.11.2008

So It's Not Exactly Plasma...

You know how airports and hotels and universities all have those zippy plasma screen televisions with updates and promotions and pictures continually scrolling on them?

I've wanted one of those for my library for AGES.

Sadly, cost is a wee bit of a factor. Those screens are uber-expensive, and then getting a program that will scroll and flip and update can be awfully pricey.

So, what do we do in the TinyTown library?

Get creative - on the cheap!

I decided that with a castoff monitor from my folks (thanks, Dad!), a decommissioned CPU from the Indiana Room and a powerpoint presentation on a flash drive, we could build our very own zippy promotional system!

It sits by our circulation desk and flips between pictures from programs, upcoming program information, general data (hours, ILLs, etc), and how to contact us. We're going to update it every few weeks, and so far response has been very positive. It may not be the biggest screen ever, but for us, it'll do. ;-)

Rock on!

Yay!It Works!

(I'm particularly proud of using the plant to camoflauge the wires. We're nothing if not image conscious. *grin*)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

well done! We've got a similiar set up at my museum, but it doesn't get updated that often (not my department unfortunately!).

Two other notes: Have you been Cranford on PBS? Hysterical.

Also, I've not watched the last 3 nascar cup races (out of town for one and didn't realize that the other two were Saturday night races). And? I'm not sorry.

Faithful reader, Pat

Marissa said...

We got the inspiration from museums and such - rock on! :-)

I've been DVRing Cranford so I can have a big watchfest when time allows - I can't wait!

I've missed the last few races as well, and I've barely missed it. Sigh.