Thanks for your comments.
The display screens are intended to provide information about library services, new resources, etc, in addition to providing an opportunity to supply current news items to our users. It was very obvious during the events of 9/11 that there was nowhere to get current information about the events of the day so we felt it was necessary to add this type of service as well.
Finally there is a plan to tie these display screens into the campus emergency services system so that emergency announcements can be widely broadcast.
Hope this helps!
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)