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Signage should be improved to make way-finding easier.
Submitted by mshelton 11 months ago
Fewer signs with more details available at each sign location: printed floor maps with legends (numerical and alphabetical) including call number ranges per shelf or department; "Staff Picks" reading lists; "ASK!" stations include interactive "you-are-here" maps and catalog terminals (with links to items' CHECK SHELF locations on the floor map); real-time display of public computer availability.
Example of real-time computer availability: http://orwell.unfcsd.unf.edu/libtv/static/lab_west.php
"ASK!" stations (some or all) include anchored scanners for patron use. Scanning a library item retrieves the full Encore record for display on-screen.
"ASK!" stations designed and constructed for widest possible accessibility: touchscreen and traditional keyboard/mouse; reachable by patrons other than standing adults (e.g. very young patrons and wheelchair patrons); patrons using braille or audio-assistive technology (patron-owned or library-provided hardware plug-in capability should be advertised and easy to use); obvious on-screen "+" and "-" button to enlarge or shrink the visual display for readability; standardized and modular station design to specifically include possibility of further changes as they arise.
In the east building, integrate signage with the architecture seamlessly as possible and yet be clearly visible from the maximum number of locations. This has been used to successfully at many retail locations and libraries such as Seattle Public Library.
Touch-panel information screens close to the entrance could provide way-finding and/or programing information.
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