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Thursday, March 21 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Glider: An Open Source Platform for Custom Display Wall Applications

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Display walls have garnered significant interest in the library community as visible investments towards a digital, collaborative, visual approach to academic endeavors. However, once purchased, support staff realize that there are a limited number of out-of-the-box applications that showcase the utility of these significant investments. Brown University Library faced such a challenge with their display wall, installed in 2012. A series of experimental custom solutions led staff there to plan a generalized platform for developing display wall applications, called Glider. Glider is targeted at library staff with entry-level HTML skills, and offers increasing customization opportunities for those with CSS and Javascript expertise. This workshop will allow participants to discuss the opportunities and difficulties faced by libraries with display wall technologies, and will incorporate a presentation and hands-on demonstration of the Glider system in its current state of development. Participants will be invited to comment and provide feedback on this work-in-progress. Bring Your Own Device session.

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Patrick Rashleigh

Brown University Library


Thursday March 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Olin-Rice 100

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