Whether you’re a current Evanced customer or are simply curious to see our software for yourself, we wanted you to be able to explore both the patron- and staff-facing sides of our room-booking, event calendaring, and reader engagement tools. So, we created a fictitious library webpage and integrated SignUp, Spaces, D!BS, Summer Reader, and Wandoo Reader there for you to check out on your own anytime you’d like.
Janice Falotico, our User Experience Designer at Evanced, designed the test site that we like to call our “model home.”
“The model home is designed as if it is an actual library website. You can see how this library would integrate our products into their website. It includes links to all of our demos that you can try out,” Janice explained.
At the very top of the model home site, you see a large banner image advertising “Jazz with Jeff.” This is one of our model library’s special events—one that they really want to highlight. SignUp is the calendar-management product used to do this.
“If you have a featured event that you want to highlight, you can do that here. We chose an event that repeats throughout the month, so that this banner will be relevant for more than just a day or two,” Janice said.
Clicking on the “Jazz with Jeff” banner takes would-be attendees to a page full of “Jazz with Jeff” event dates. Patrons can register to attend from this page.
Our SignUp product is represented in a couple other spots on the demo site, too. Door Regional Library is using the TinyCal Widget to display just that—a tiny calendar on which patrons can click to see what’s happening on a particular day. If a day is clickable, that means there are one or more events taking place on that day.
SignUp is also on display along the bottom of the demo site. Using the Event List Widget, Door Regional Library is able to push a feed of its current and upcoming events. “For this event feed, in particular, we have it set to pull in all events. But you can filter by age group, event type, keyword, date and more,” Janice said.
If you like, you can even configure separate Event List Widgets for individual pages on your library’s website. For instance, you could push teen-related events only on your Teen page, or Maker and crafting-related events on a MakerSpace page, and so on.
“You can also set a limit to how many events are pulled in. The Event List Widget on this demo page is limited to four results, which is handy if you have a structured design layout,” she noted.
The events shown via SignUp’s Event List Widget include the event title, time and date, description, images, and location.
You can click on the “Teen’s Program” to see the patron-facing side of Summer Reader, and click on “Children’s Program” to get a feel for our new Wandoo Reader product. Feel free to create your own usernames and passwords to further explore the patron experience.
You can see what D!BS users experience by clicking on the “Call D!BS” image on the Door Regional demo site. Especially smartphone-friendly, D!BS enables students and patrons to book your library’s unmediated rooms from anywhere, anytime. “We simulated a phone here, because D!BS is designed as a mobile solution, but it does also work on desktops and tablets,” Janice said.
Spaces is the last, patron-facing demo item on the Door Public Library homepage that you’ll see. When you click on “Reserve a Meeting Space,” you can plug in a specific date and time to see which mediated meeting rooms and other library facilities are available for reservation at that particular time. Try a few different dates and times to see what you find.
To see things from an administrative point of view, just click on the two tabs at the top, right of the Door Library homepage. Type “demoguest” in the username and password fields for both the “Reader Admin” and “Core Admin” tabs.
The “Reader Admin” tab will enable you to play with the staff-side of Wandoo Reader. Click on the Wandoo Reader logo to reveal a menu of options, including “Program Setup,” “Prize Setup,” “Register Patron,” “Find Patron,” and “Run Report.” Again, feel free to explore these areas.
When you click on the “Core Admin” tab on the Door Library homepage, you’ll see the back-end for our SignUp, Spaces, and D!BS products. Click on each product logo to reveal its associated menu of options and, again, have a look around.
As you wander through the model home, let us know if you have any questions.
They would be happy to give you a personal tour and are always ready to address your specific needs and possible product bundling options.