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Three Projects Librarians Should be Helping

Three Projects Librarians Should be Helping

From Hack Library School: by Topher Lawton


” Librarians are a natural fit for all of these projects–rally ’round the cause, folks!” … Taking a model similar to Kickstarter, facilitates the conversation between rights-holders and the public, running campaigns to “unglue” books. Once books have been unglued, the ebooks are officially available under a creative-commons license. Because is a crowd-funded model, if we all work together, everybody will win.”


LibriVox is a crowd-sourced platform for audiobooks–in essence, teams of people come together to record books in MP3 format, then release those recordings into the public domain so anyone can listen.”


Jason Griffey’s 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 LibraryBox is designed to be safe and secure. No logins are required and no user data is logged. The system is purposely not connected to the Internet in order to prevent tracking and preserve user privacy.”


Posted on: April 2, 2013, 6:54 am Category: Uncategorized