January 25, 2022

Jason Griffey’s LibraryBox Project Named to Prestigious Nominet Trust 100 List of Projects Using Digital Technology to “Do Good” Around the World

2015 has been a wonderful year for Jason Griffey.

Today, we learn that his LibraryBox project has been named to the Nominet Trust 100 list that honors projects using digital technology to do good around the world.

From the Nominet 100 Entry For LibraryBox

LibraryBox is a small, very portable device that acts as a WiFi hub. Running off low power (suitable for solar, bicycle generators or USB), the box creates a network that anybody with a smartphone, tablet or other device can connect to. The owner of the LibraryBox plugs in a flash drive with media that they’d like to freely share, allowing everybody on the network to see and download the files. Importantly, the owner of the box retains control over the material hosted, though LibraryBox can also host a chat portal for everyone connected.

Jason developed LibraryBox through a successful Kickstarter campaign, and has since raised prototype grants from the Knight Foundation to continue development. Version 2.1 is now out, and shares the ethos of the original model: LibraryBox is available to buy, but Jason has also made both the hardware module and the software open source – allowing anybody, anywhere to build a box with clear instructions.

Review the Complete Nominet 100 List

Jason Griffey writes on his blog today:

I’m very happy to announce that The LibraryBox Project has been named among the 2015 NT100 – Nominet Trust’s annual celebration of 100 inspiring ‘tech for good’ ventures from around the world. Among this year’s companies selected for inclusion are Google X’s Project Loon and Open Street Maps…I’m gobsmacked that LibraryBox can be included in a list with those amazing projects.

Read Jason’s Complete Blog Post

Congrats Jason! The entire library community is proud of you and your important work. Keep it up!

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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.