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ERIC Number: EJ1005053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1522-8959
Do You See the Signs? Evaluating Language, Branding, and Design in a Library Signage Audit
Stempler, Amy F.; Polger, Mark Aaron
Public Services Quarterly, v9 n2 p121-135 2013
Signage represents more than directions or policies; it is informational, promotional, and sets the tone of the environment. To be effective, signage must be consistent, concise, and free of jargon and punitive language. An efficient assessment of signage should include a complete inventory of existing signage, including an analysis of the types of signs, its location, language, and its design. This article outlines the steps involved in a comprehensive signage audit, which along with a literature review, provides the foundation for creating a signage policy, best practices guidelines, and a branding strategy for future signage. (Contains 7 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A