Alexandria's Slideshow is a fun way to dynamically display a range of titles from search or saved results to promote a theme or subject. You can run Slideshow on a TV monitor, or set it up on a computer or tablet so patrons can select items in the list. It's a great way for your students to see some of the items available in your library without logging in to Researcher.
Access the default slideshow, which is saved in Slideshow Preferences, by adding "/slideshow" to the end of your Alexandria login URL. But you aren't limited to just one. You can build multiple Slideshows and add a button to your Explore window for each. Go to Custom Slideshow URLs to learn more.
How It Works
Slideshow displays titles that match the search criteria entered in Slideshow Preferences. The search criteria can be a general search term, a complicated search string syntax, or items from one of your saved lists.
The current slide displays title cover art on the left and details on the right. In a Split layout, click the arrow to the left of the cover art to go back a slide, or click the arrow to the right of the item details to go forward a slide. In a Preview layout, a carousel containing the items in your list is displayed below the current slide. See the different configurations in the demo!
Click on an item in the carousel to display the slide front and center.
Titles are displayed in the order in which they appear in the search results. The current title will automatically transition to the right every few seconds, as set in Slideshow Preferences. When an item is selected, the auto-rotation will stop for one minute so the patron can view the item details, then it will resume with the next item in the carousel. Once the slideshow is complete, it will start all over again.
To search for a title in the slideshow, click in the top right corner of the window to open Search with the same search string used for the Slideshow you were viewing.
For Slideshow to work, your search results must include a minimum of 5 items. If there aren't enough matching records for your query, Slideshow will display an error.