November 18, 2014

Awesome! DPLA, SXSWLAM, UT iSchool are Distributing LibraryBoxen Around SXSWi

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From a DPLA Blog Post:

A LibraryBox is an open source, portable digital file distribution tool based on inexpensive hardware that enables delivery of educational, healthcare, and other vital information to individuals off the grid.

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The purpose of LibraryBox@SXSWi is to get the message out to the SXSWi community about the role of libraries and librarians in a networked, social media driven world.

[Our emphasis, well said] We are more than buildings for books. The LibraryBox@SXSWi project demonstrates how libraries provide an amazing combination of resources, and the content on each box can inspire learning and making.

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We are more than buildings for books. The LibraryBox@SXSWi project demonstrates how libraries provide an amazing combination of resources, and the content on each box can inspire learning and making.

So what is going on with LibraryBox@SXSW? A number of open access electronic books (from Unglue.it, MIT Press and other vendors), audio files (like Walt Whitman reading the poem America), and mashable data sets from the DPLA.

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