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100,000 volumes of reference and short loan books, the University of Sheffield wanted a type of signage that would be equally comprehensive and exciting. Working with digital signage company ONELAN, the University found it. “The building’s internal signage was a crucial element of the design,” said Hugh Coghill-Smith, sales and marketing director at ONELAN, a company which has provided digital signage solutions to hundreds of clients. “The brief was to have a flexible and easy-to-use means of delivering a media-rich experience.”


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THE SIGNS THEY ARE A-CHANGING


When the University of Sheffield opened its brand new Information Commons in April 2007, it was looking to convey a sense of ‘fresh thinking’. Luke Dormehl reports


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