Taylor Family Digital Library               Opened Fall 2011           265,000 sq. ft. on 6 floors           $205 Million ...
The Vision            State-of-the-art Learning and Research CentreProviding outstanding support for Scholarship, Learning...
University of Calgary      ~30,000 students      Original library building built in the late      1960’s in the brutalist ...
New (to us) Technology•   Touch tables (stand-up and coffee)•   Touch kiosks to control Media Wall•   Digital signage runn...
New Technology•   Touch tables (stand-up and coffee)•   Touch kiosks to control Media Wall•   Media Walls•   Digital signa...
New Technology•   A/V Editing Suites•   Digital Media Commons•   Teamspot Collaborative software•   Dual-boot Mac Minis in...
Considered, but…•   3D Printer•   Large-format Printer•   Espresso Book Machine•   Wall-mounted iPads
Agile InfrastructureRaised Flooring, demountable walls, moveable furniture
Contemporary Infrastructure100% Wireless Coverage
Contemporary InfrastructureFurniture that is mobile technology-friendly
Contemporary InfrastructureTouch displays for Student Workrooms
Innovative InfrastructureDigital Signage
Collaborative Spaces  Workrooms   Presentation Practice Rooms   Edit Suites
Collaborative SpacesSoftware to EnableStudent Collaborative Work                             TeamSpot
Collaborative Spaces      Furniture to Support Collaboration
Collaborative Spaces          New Public Computing
With Great Space Comes GreatResponsibility• New Services / Staff to support the new  infrastructure:• Peer Roamers (studen...
What Works Well•   Media Walls•   Digital Signage•   MicroTiles•   Editing Suites•   Collaborative Spaces•   Electricity f...
Not so much• Touch Workroom Booking Displays  – Faulty hardware – we still have hope!  – Maybe shoulda used iPads after al...
Measure of Success?                       Library 1-day gate count (October)14,00012,00010,000 8,000 6,000 4,000 2,000    ...
Virtual Tour Time?            http://ppival.com/IL2012/
Gaming R&D LabSpace & equipment to experience the videogame collection.•   Over 1500 games•   Development Tools•   PC•   C...
Retro Systems• Pong II• Coleco Telstar• Intellivision• Intellivision II• Colecovision             •   Turbo Graphics 16• A...
Interactive Digital Media Collection                      • Retro systems &                        games are checked      ...
Visualization Studio
http://www.mechdyne.comWeill Cornell Medical College, image NY Post                                               http://w...
Consultation: Advisory CommitteeArchitecture   Computer Science   Environmental Design   Library   Medicine   Sociology
Recommendations•   Neutral position on campus•   Collaborative workspace•   High resolution•   Massive digital real-estate...
Concept                 High-definition Display Wall Interactive Rotatable DisplaysSmall Auxiliary InteractiveTabletops   ...
Concept
Concept
Display Wall
Display Wall• 15 short-throw projectors
Display Wall• 15 short-throw projectors• 34.5 million pixels           16’ wide & 9600 pixels                             ...
Display Wall• 15 short-throw projectors• 34.5 million pixels           16’ wide & 9600 pixels                             ...
Display Wall• 15 short-throw projectors• 34.5 million pixels• Small bezel (<1mm)
Display Wall•   15 short-throw projectors•   34.5 million pixels•   Small bezel•   Windows PC
Usage – English Department London, British Library MS Cotton Nero A.x. (art. 3): A Digital Facsimile
Usage – Computer Science
Usage – Psychology
Usage – Drama
Lessons LearnedGood                     Not Good• External Video Input   • Trade-off between• Windows                  pow...
Visualization Program1. Visualizations   – Library usage   – Explore special collections2. Data & resources for visualizat...
LibraryCollectionData
www.ucalgary.ca/libraryPaul Pival – ppival@ucalgary.caJohn Brosz - jdlbrosz@ucalgary.ca
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A high-level overview of technology used at the TFDL (Taylor Family Digital Library) at the University of Calgary. Presentation from Internet Librarian 2012.

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  • Remember that the technology planning for the building was all done 2-5 years ago, so what is available now wasn’t then, and what was cutting edge then might not be now.
  • Dedicated space for faculty researchFirst concept was a 3D, virtual reality CAVE
  • In talks with faculty, another CAVE was not wantedInstead, some way of display &amp; working with large amounts of dataAs many pixels as we can get into one spaceSimple to use . . . Doesn’t require special software, OS, etc
  • Here is the overview of the room. Main feature is the high resolution display wall, but there are also interactive tables for collaborative interaction and auxiliary displays for supplementary material/images.
  • After a request for proposals the wall was assembled by Applied Electronics, a local audio-video company.The computer that runs this system in located on another floor in a server room, the video signals are transmitted via fiber to the projection room.
  • After a request for proposals the wall was assembled by a local audio-video company.The computer that runs this system in located on another floor in a server room, the video signals are transmitted via fiber to the projection room.
  • After a request for proposals the wall was assembled by a local audio-video company.The computer that runs this system in located on another floor in a server room, the video signals are transmitted via fiber to the projection room.
  • After a request for proposals the wall was assembled by a local audio-video company.The computer that runs this system in located on another floor in a server room, the video signals are transmitted via fiber to the projection room.
  • After a request for proposals the wall was assembled by a local audio-video company.The computer that runs this system in located on another floor in a server room, the video signals are transmitted via fiber to the projection room.
  • After a request for proposals the wall was assembled by a local audio-video company.The computer that runs this system in located on another floor in a server room, the video signals are transmitted via fiber to the projection room.
  • Working on an interactive anatomy reference.
  • Software: Tableau, SAS, SPSS, Mathematica, MATLAB
  • Showing connectionsExpanding to google analytics
  • Tomorrow's Library Today

    1. 1. Taylor Family Digital Library Opened Fall 2011 265,000 sq. ft. on 6 floors $205 Million Project (Cdn)
    2. 2. The Vision State-of-the-art Learning and Research CentreProviding outstanding support for Scholarship, Learning and the Creation of Knowledge, Libraries and Cultural Resources is a key component in the University’s Excellence in Research, Teaching and Community Service.We will fulfill this vision through a convergence of our Libraries, Museum, Archives, Special Collections and University Press and through campus, community, national and international partnerships. We Should Imagine Greatness
    3. 3. University of Calgary ~30,000 students Original library building built in the late 1960’s in the brutalist architecture style
    4. 4. New (to us) Technology• Touch tables (stand-up and coffee)• Touch kiosks to control Media Wall• Digital signage running Omnivex Moxie• Media Walls• Touch Room Booking Displays• Christie MicroTiles• Visualization Wall• Magic Planet Spherical Display• A/V Editing Suites• Digital Media Commons• Teamspot Collaborative software• Dual-boot Mac Minis in Collaborative Workrooms• Large format Scanner• Gaming Collection (current and retro)• Off-site storage of 80% of the physical collection• Dual-monitors• OSX machines
    5. 5. New Technology• Touch tables (stand-up and coffee)• Touch kiosks to control Media Wall• Media Walls• Digital signage (55 screens) running Omnivex Moxie• Touch Room Booking Displays• Christie MicroTiles• Visualization Wall• Magic Planet Spherical Display
    6. 6. New Technology• A/V Editing Suites• Digital Media Commons• Teamspot Collaborative software• Dual-boot Mac Minis in Collaborative Workrooms• Large format Scanner• Gaming Collection (current and retro)• Off-site storage of 80% of the physical collection• Dual-monitors• Macs
    7. 7. Considered, but…• 3D Printer• Large-format Printer• Espresso Book Machine• Wall-mounted iPads
    8. 8. Agile InfrastructureRaised Flooring, demountable walls, moveable furniture
    9. 9. Contemporary Infrastructure100% Wireless Coverage
    10. 10. Contemporary InfrastructureFurniture that is mobile technology-friendly
    11. 11. Contemporary InfrastructureTouch displays for Student Workrooms
    12. 12. Innovative InfrastructureDigital Signage
    13. 13. Collaborative Spaces Workrooms Presentation Practice Rooms Edit Suites
    14. 14. Collaborative SpacesSoftware to EnableStudent Collaborative Work TeamSpot
    15. 15. Collaborative Spaces Furniture to Support Collaboration
    16. 16. Collaborative Spaces New Public Computing
    17. 17. With Great Space Comes GreatResponsibility• New Services / Staff to support the new infrastructure:• Peer Roamers (students)• Visualization Research Coordinator• Digital Media Commons Manager• DMC Mentors (students)• IT / AV Generalist
    18. 18. What Works Well• Media Walls• Digital Signage• MicroTiles• Editing Suites• Collaborative Spaces• Electricity for EVERY seat
    19. 19. Not so much• Touch Workroom Booking Displays – Faulty hardware – we still have hope! – Maybe shoulda used iPads after all :-/• Touch Kiosks – Sensitive to sunlight – Lack of vendor commitment to deliver cutting edge – No “killer” application
    20. 20. Measure of Success? Library 1-day gate count (October)14,00012,00010,000 8,000 6,000 4,000 2,000 0 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
    21. 21. Virtual Tour Time? http://ppival.com/IL2012/
    22. 22. Gaming R&D LabSpace & equipment to experience the videogame collection.• Over 1500 games• Development Tools• PC• Consoles: – Contemporary – Retro
    23. 23. Retro Systems• Pong II• Coleco Telstar• Intellivision• Intellivision II• Colecovision • Turbo Graphics 16• Atari 2600 • Sega Genesis• Atari 2600 Jr • Nintendo 64• Nintendo Entertainment • Sega Dreamcast System • Nintendo Game Cube• Sega MasterSystem • Sony Playstation• Super Nintendo • Sony PS2
    24. 24. Interactive Digital Media Collection • Retro systems & games are checked out. • Contemporary & PCs are walk-up and use (or reserved). • Video signal.
    25. 25. Visualization Studio
    26. 26. http://www.mechdyne.comWeill Cornell Medical College, image NY Post http://www.visualgenomics.ca
    27. 27. Consultation: Advisory CommitteeArchitecture Computer Science Environmental Design Library Medicine Sociology
    28. 28. Recommendations• Neutral position on campus• Collaborative workspace• High resolution• Massive digital real-estate• Easy to use• Private window-less room maintains data privacy
    29. 29. Concept High-definition Display Wall Interactive Rotatable DisplaysSmall Auxiliary InteractiveTabletops Large Interactive Tabletop
    30. 30. Concept
    31. 31. Concept
    32. 32. Display Wall
    33. 33. Display Wall• 15 short-throw projectors
    34. 34. Display Wall• 15 short-throw projectors• 34.5 million pixels 16’ wide & 9600 pixels 6’ tall & 3600 pixels
    35. 35. Display Wall• 15 short-throw projectors• 34.5 million pixels 16’ wide & 9600 pixels 6’ tall & 3600 pixels
    36. 36. Display Wall• 15 short-throw projectors• 34.5 million pixels• Small bezel (<1mm)
    37. 37. Display Wall• 15 short-throw projectors• 34.5 million pixels• Small bezel• Windows PC
    38. 38. Usage – English Department London, British Library MS Cotton Nero A.x. (art. 3): A Digital Facsimile
    39. 39. Usage – Computer Science
    40. 40. Usage – Psychology
    41. 41. Usage – Drama
    42. 42. Lessons LearnedGood Not Good• External Video Input • Trade-off between• Windows power & complexity • Interactive control of 34.5 million pixels requires more power • Applications
    43. 43. Visualization Program1. Visualizations – Library usage – Explore special collections2. Data & resources for visualization projects. – Workshops & tutorials – Software – Data
    44. 44. LibraryCollectionData
    45. 45. www.ucalgary.ca/libraryPaul Pival – ppival@ucalgary.caJohn Brosz - jdlbrosz@ucalgary.ca
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