Director, Digital Library & Innovation
Digital Media Librarian
North Carolina State University
Acting Associate University Librarian for Digital Library and Research Technologies
University of Calgary
Video walls in public spaces are an exciting development for academic libraries and digital scholarship centers. This visually impressive technology empowers the library to communicate, inspire and engage our library users in exciting new ways. Managing these video walls is another matter. This emerging opportunity brings a range of challenges requiring a new approach to engagement, staffing, planning and operating budgets. Video walls are permanent installations requiring permanent attention and ongoing content refreshment. These kinds of library installations require new roles and infrastructure to acquire, curate, develop, store, and deliver multiple types of content, from static high-resolution imagery to interactive applications. This session will present an overview of video walls, articulate programmatic objectives, successes, lessons learned, future plans, and recommendations for other institutions who may consider installing a video wall as well.