“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. Folks have been using them to distribute digital content (books, movies, audio and more) and provide access to digital resources to communities of users that do not have access to the internet or where internet access is limited or censored. At SXSWi the SXSWLAM group, working in conjunction with the UT iSchool are planning to load and distribute 10 LibraryBoxen throughout the SXSWi venue. A portion will be mounted on pedicabs, others will be carried around by volunteers, and others will be placed at the IdeaDrop house (http://erl2013.sched.org), at the Culture Hack panel, and other places where we want to inspire the SXSW participants to check out the “library” and interact with the resources we are making available.”
I see Jason Griffey, like most of my librar* friends, twice a year. I love spending time with Griff over a beer, chatting about our families, techie stuff, and other random stuff. But mostly, we laugh. He’s a great guy and deserves all the happiness with his new addition.
“[A]fter examining my prejudice, I came to one conclusion: I no longer have any patience with applications that are local. Unless the application I want AND my data live in the cloud, I just wonâ€™t use it. Iâ€™ve found myself, over the last 6 months to a year, moving nearly everything I do online. Documents are created with Google Docs, I prefer Gmail to any local mail client Iâ€™ve tried, heck, Iâ€™ve even started using Flickrâ€™s editing deal with Picnik to do my photo edits, and I luuuuuuurve me some photoshop.”
I’m the same way. 98% of what I do on my computer takes place online. To me, that’s 2.0.
Preordered @ Amazon.com – Library Blogging, by Karen A. Coombs and Jason Griffey.
Congrats you guys!
Jason Griffey – “After returning from Internet Librarian, Iâ€™ve been thinking a lot about conference models and how the ALA and library conferences in general need to change in order to survive the next 5-10 years.”