easyScreen is a browser-based display management system, specially designed to support the library’s requirements for digital communication in a physical space. The easyScreen portfolio offers either interactive communication through our tablet and print-based products, such as Digital Shelfs, EasyWay and Video Host, or automated communication to users based on material retrieved from the library website or library base. Thus, the system also supports the sharing of articles. The system can manage anything from one to several hundred screens across different branches and institutions, and it also offers targeted content and communication, tailored to the library’s typical visitor profiles. The screens can share content or display unique content at different times daily, weekly or monthly, depending on the library’s target audience. With the browser-based access, the system can easily be updated from a central location, either locally at the different library branches or from home. The design can be adapted to the visual style of your municipality or your library’s website or adapted to any other local requirements. By calculating statistics for each interactive screen feature, the system offers you an overview of your users’ clicks and navigation through the easyScreen universe. easyScreen is based on a content tree where all content can be grouped into different sections. We call it “presentation sets” and “slides”. Editors may update content in slides either manually or, more commonly, through automated retrieval of content from external providers such as the library’s website, RSS feeds or the library collection. These slides can be grouped according to their targeted audience, physical location, or subject, and subsequently scheduled for viewing on one or more physical screens. It is simple to schedule screening weeks or even months in advance. Screen presentations can be planned for one or more screens at the same time, and they can be scheduled by the minute. Most screens and slides only need to be configurated once. The content is typically updated automatically, or via a few command searches.
Poster Screen – Display your dedicated visual content, typically information and event posters.
Poster Screen is, as the name implies, an independent screen that functions as a poster. Its advantage over physical posters is, however, that you have the possibility to show several different posters in any wanted sequence in a single spot. Poster Screen can only be used if the library has already implemented easyScreen or Digital Shelfs.
The posters are produced in high resolution so that they can be printed physically as well as uploaded to the system. It is also possible to share the content on several dedicated poster screens.
Editors may create and upload their own content to be shown on selected screens. It is possible to compile lists of several different videos and screen them in a chosen sequence. Alternatively, videos can be played via YouTube. The time interval will automatically be adjusted to the length of the videos.
easyWay is a map feature that directs the user to the right area or book shelf, where the book is placed. easyWay is a preview feature – important in the entrance areas and also a useful feature when users need to find materials after a lookup in the library catalog (i.g. OPAC Search or Digital Shelves). If users want to find a certain material easyWay will show it’s physical location in the library.
This example is from KulturØen in Middelfart, Denmark.
Interactive communication system which allows you to collect videos and slides into one theme. Slides are produced in the system, videos are either downloaded from YouTube or uploaded directly to the system. Users can navigate through the theme via touch screen.
The Video Host makes it possible for your library to communicate information in a new and interactive way.
Video Host lets you combine video communication with other easyScreen functions, such as Digital Shelfs, or with the display of text and picture slides. This makes it possible for the library to, for instance, show an interview with a writer while the user simultaneously searches through and reads about available material by the writer. Another possibility could be a librarian giving a user information about the library’s facilities while the user has the possibility to locate the facilities via the easyWay wayfinder module. The content uploaded to the Video Host can, as for our Media Module, either be self-produced or downloaded from YouTube.
Via an interactive screen, users can get an overview of what’s going on in the house, as well as receive more detailed information about different activities and offers via videos, slides and the VideoHost function. Each topic can be given subtopics that lead through to any of our easyScreen products, such as Digital Shelfs, a picture or an event, or a new Welcome Screen (here illustrated by a main screen and a music section screen). The Welcome Screen is maintained via easyScreen’s backend.