Librarian Signage Generator

This AI-powered tool generates library signage text based on the input of section, style and audience.

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About Librarian Signage Generator

It’s 6:30 and your favorite library patron, Stuffy McStrosser, is acting strange...not eating, not sniffing books…just standing there between books about accounting and basket weaving. He looks confused.

It looks like a library trip is in the future, and, well, it’s for emergencies like this that they make library sign makers.

Why is Adding Signs Important?

Navigating large public spaces —be they the market, a hospital, or a library— can be confusing. But within these places, there are often good reasons to visit. It’s critical to create effective, accurate signs to ensure patrons and visitors get where they need to go. Here are a few scenarios which demonstrate why:

Business Class Pass: Scientists, researchers, and others are often required to publish studies frequently to raise funds and support their research.

Accurate directions require both an intimate knowledge of library sections and a good understanding of basic library terminology.

Librarians, researchers, and library scientists might find it disorienting, but some folks without an intimate knowledge of library layout can find navigating through sections and libraries more difficult than doing quick-hit research and database comparisons.

A poorly placed sign —or a well-placed sign with too much text— can make it challenging to find or navigate a library section or the most appropriate librarian.

That’s what the next API I’ve been exploring is all about: building great signs.

Librarian Signage Generator: This Week’s Break Down (5-Min Explainer)

When faced with a disoriented Stuffy McStrosser at your library, the first thing you’ll want to do is get him the right books.

That might mean showing him the section he’s in after every disquieted step.

Definitely not every thirty seconds.

Here’s how Signstack, Stackbear’s Librarian Signage Generator, can help (for free!).

APIs work from one or two HTTP verbs — usually GET and PUT.

Get in this case adapts to the eponymous verb — it’s really real, a middleware stack populated with HTTP middleware components and a response stream.

You provide a LaTeX-encoded sentence outline of the signage you’d like to add in the form of: the section of the library Stuffy seemed to end upon, the category of books it falls into, an optional target audience, and an optional language style.

Some parts of each of those are non-optional.

There are technical reasons for that, like the need for characters to be safe to add to a URL, and more reality-based reasons.

That last version is unfortunately non-optional, which is presumably why Stuffy seemed so confused.

If only for the length of time it takes to locate Section 666 (it’s just on your left and down the stairs, you’ll find a certain H.P., but it’s not H.P. Lovecraft), having a nice way of authoring even a single sign is a plus.

Combining that with a way to generate signs online, it makes using your smart phone docetch helper more preferential to just writing down and meticulously describing the sign signage needed on some wiki of signs. Then, sharing the saved sign on your smart phone with your library staff to get it printed and distributed is all par in course.

Librarian Signage Generator lexer plugin library user code promo

Here’s the code for my librarian-coded (in alesha) code promo and usage.

The Librarian Signage Generator Python SDK is a module that provides a way of leveraging the API. If time permitted, I would fork and fix a bug or two (I seem to have the magical touch of time travel on libraries and codebases alike).

API Use Cases
There are a few unique user personas that may gain even more of a benefit from this particular API.

If you’ve done any coding as a librarian, library science scholar, or librarian marketer, comments are invited. (While we do have a non-toxic commenting policy, Stackbear does not yet offer racial sensitivity detection as a plugin, and trolls will be banished to ancient pianos.)

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