December 14, 2017

Florida: Miami-Dade Public Library Converts Old Bookmobile Into Modern Technobus

From the Miami Herald:

To accommodate a generation that prefers to read on their devices rather than hardcovers or paperbacks, the Miami-Dade County Public Library System has converted one of its old bookmobiles into a mobile computer lab.

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Source: MDPLS

The Technobus, a mobile computer lab, features a 3D printer, 11 workstations for classes and a wide variety of software including all Adobe Creative Cloud applications, such as Photoshop, Premiere and Lightroom. The bus also houses a Phantom IV drone, which is used to help make movies with aerial footage, Macbooks and a variety of laptops. The Technobus runs four days a week and there is a librarian always on board. The bus is also ADA-compliant.

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Classes are offered in digital photo editing, music production, videography and graphic design.

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The bus cost approximately $300,000 to be retrofit with all the new technology.

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See Also: Technobus Fact Sheet (via MDPLS)

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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