Awesome! DPLA, SXSWLAM, UT iSchool are Distributing LibraryBoxen Around SXSWi
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.
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.
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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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.