eFlyer Duke’s Electronic Flyer Project
Agenda 1. eFlyer Description   2. Demonstration   3. What’s Next?   4. Sustainability
What is eFlyer? <ul><li>Created to address student need </li></ul><ul><li>Paper flyers, posted on database </li></ul><ul><...
Demonstration Submit flyer eFlyer Editor User  Interface  Monitors eFlyer
Technology Recap <ul><li>Considerations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User modification of owned eflyers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
RSS Possibilities <ul><li>RSS represents the future of this project </li></ul><ul><li>One single feed: </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Before Graduation <ul><li>eFlyer archive </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction with Duke Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor/comput...
Sustainability <ul><li>Future Owners </li></ul><ul><li>Contingency Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Test-Run and Trouble...
What About…? <ul><li>What about security? </li></ul><ul><li>Will there be submission templates? </li></ul><ul><li>What abo...
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eFlyer: Duke’s Electronic Flyer Project

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Final presentation for capstone course for the Information Science and Information Studies program at Duke University, Spring 2006.

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eFlyer: Duke’s Electronic Flyer Project

  1. 1. eFlyer Duke’s Electronic Flyer Project
  2. 2. Agenda 1. eFlyer Description 2. Demonstration 3. What’s Next? 4. Sustainability
  3. 3. What is eFlyer? <ul><li>Created to address student need </li></ul><ul><li>Paper flyers, posted on database </li></ul><ul><li>Flyers can be viewed from website, screens in BC </li></ul><ul><li>Uploaded online instantly </li></ul><ul><li>Subject to editor review </li></ul><ul><li>Expandable, upgradeable, sustainable </li></ul>
  4. 4. Demonstration Submit flyer eFlyer Editor User Interface Monitors eFlyer
  5. 5. Technology Recap <ul><li>Considerations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User modification of owned eflyers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User email notifications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Categories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul></ul>eFlyer Database (mySQL, PHP) Data Processing (mySQL, PHP) User Interface (CSS, HTML) Editorial Approval (JavaScript, PHP) Error Checking (JavaScript, PHP)
  6. 6. RSS Possibilities <ul><li>RSS represents the future of this project </li></ul><ul><li>One single feed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Any monitor on campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any website on earth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any screensaver on campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cell phones? PDAs? Facebook? IMs? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RSS feed represents limitless, costless adoption of eFlyer </li></ul>
  7. 7. Before Graduation <ul><li>eFlyer archive </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction with Duke Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor/computer installation </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feed to Duke Pass </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for September student kickoff </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen database security </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sustainability <ul><li>Future Owners </li></ul><ul><li>Contingency Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Test-Run and Troubleshooting </li></ul><ul><li>Measuring Success </li></ul><ul><li>September Kickoff for Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities Fair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Athletics Department, Duke Union </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. What About…? <ul><li>What about security? </li></ul><ul><li>Will there be submission templates? </li></ul><ul><li>What about LCD burnout? </li></ul><ul><li>What about other formats? </li></ul><ul><li>What if the monitor is too small? </li></ul>

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