Ideas Box: Libraries Without Borders Set to Debut the “Library in a Box” Tonight at NYPL Event
From the Wall St. Journal:
Tuesday night at the New York Public Library, an organization called Libraries Without Borders will unveil its latest project: a library in a box.
More accurately, it’s a library in multiple boxes—lightweight, durable and waterproof—designed to be packed onto shipping pallets and sent to refugee camps.
The idea is that food, water and shelter aren’t enough, said Patrick Weil, the group’s founder and chief executive, and a visiting professor at Yale Law School. People who have lost everything, he said, need books, films, games and Internet access to feed their minds, connect with loved ones, pursue education and rebuild their lives.
The so-called Ideas Box, designed by Philippe Starck, contains 15 tablet computers and four laptops with satellite Internet connections; 50 e-readers and 5,000 e-books; 250 printed books; a movie projector, screen and 100 films; chairs, tables and board games.
Ideas Box: Videos
Jeremy Lachal (Co-Founder of Bibliothèques Sans Frontières)
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