A few months ago we posted that a person well-known and respected in library circles, Jason Griffey, had been named a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
Much more about Griffey’s is available in our July 2015 post.
Recently, Jason Griffey spoke at the Berkman Center about LibraryBox. A video of his presentation titled, “When Online is Offline: The Case for Hyperlocal Webservers and Networks” is now available via YouTube and also embedded below.
Here’s the Blurb About His Talk:
The LibraryBox Project (along with other emerging projects like PirateBox, occupy.here, IdeasBox, and others) is an attempt at bridging the divide in delivery of digital information in areas where there is a lack of communications infrastructure or where that infrastructure has been damaged or is overly monitored or controlled. As self-contained, non-connected portable servers, these devices can be used to circumvent governmental firewalls, distribute information in areas of political upheaval, reach the most remote areas to deliver healthcare information, and help recovery efforts after natural disasters.
In this presentation Jason Griffey — founder and principal at Evenly Distributed (http://evenlydistributed.net) technology consulting and creation firm for libraries, museums, education, and other non-profits — gives an overview of the LibraryBox project and its current state, goals and development roadmap, and a discussion of possible next directions and needs.