LibraryBox is a mobile DIY library and a self-contained digital resource sharing device that allows anyone within its signal range to download out-of-copyright or CC-licensed ebooks, audiobooks, and music files. LibraryBox utilizes Free, Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) to create mobile wireless file access networks where users can download digital content. Jason Griffey will talk about the origins of the LibraryBox project, give a walkthrough on setting up a LibraryBox, and discuss how people are currently using LibraryBox as well as its potential for supporting the mission of libraries and other cultural heritage institutions. The project's webpage can be found at http://librarybox.us/
Who should attend:
Anyone interested in innovative library services, open-source software, or new methods of patron engagement. The LibraryBox has a wide range of potential uses in cultural heritage institutions, so this webinar should appeal to a variety of students and information professionals. Participants do not need to know computer programming in order to set-up their own LibraryBox.
By the end of this program, participants will:
- Understand the ideas behind the LibraryBox as well as its current and potential uses
- Understand the basic steps behind building their own LibraryBoxes
Log-in information will be distributed to all registrants via email 1-3 days prior to the webinar. All registrants will have access to the archived recording of the webinar within a week after the live session.
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