LIBRARYBOX -TAKINGTHE
OPEN LIBRARYTOTHE
PEOPLE
PENNY CS ANDREWS (and Sue Lawson)
@pennyb
WHAT IS LIBRARYBOX?
(plural: LibraryBoxen)
http://librarybox.us/whatis.php
WHOLE LOTTA HISTORY
Open source to open content
http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/
HOW IT WORKS
Wireless router as server, USB stick, local connection (no
internet)
PRIVACY
Secure, anonymous, no logging
image: ~Brenda~Starr~ on Flickr
DIGITAL DIVIDE
works where there is no internet, where there is filtering, where
there is censorship. No DRM
LIBRARYBOX MAP
http://jasongriffey.net/librarybox/map.php
WHAT PEOPLE HAVE DONE
WITH LIBRARYBOXEN
fighting censorship in China, vending Android apps, helping kids
in rural Ghana to ...
WHAT PEOPLE WANTTO DO
MANCHESTER LIBRARIES
PUBLIC LIBRARIES
demonstrating ebooks, helping reluctant readers, rhyme time,
local music, health resources, Job Club, ESO...
ACADEMIC LIBRARIES
free books, information literacy resources, OERs, Open
textbooks, floor plans, OA articles, ebooks for s...
HOSPITALS
Just over a third of NHS hospitals have patient Wi-Fi, not always
free http://johnpopham.wordpress.com/2014/02/1...
SO MUCH MORE...
image by Geexy-Thingie on DeviantArt
LET’S GOTOTHE BEACH
or the Lido...
LET’S GOTOTHE PARK!
or fancy gardens, or a field...
HOWTO PUT STUFF ON IT
USB or FTP, super-easy
CUSTOMISATION
Welcome text and Menu - simple in a text editor (just save the
original somewhere!)
LET’S CONNECT & PLAY
It’s easy to connect to LibraryBox from your phone,
tablet or laptop.
Step 1: Connect to the WiFi sig...
I LIKETO POST-IT, POST-IT
because ‘90s references are in no way dated
SEND ME STUFF
The LibraryBox will be here for the whole conference and popping up at other events – if you
have a favourit...
QUESTIONS!
•Ask now!
•Or email
pennyb@gmail.com
•Or tweet @pennyb
•Talk to Jason Griffey
@LibraryBoxen
LibraryBox Workshop at #i2c2
LibraryBox Workshop at #i2c2
LibraryBox Workshop at #i2c2
LibraryBox Workshop at #i2c2
LibraryBox Workshop at #i2c2
LibraryBox Workshop at #i2c2
LibraryBox Workshop at #i2c2
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LibraryBox Workshop at #i2c2

  1. 1. LIBRARYBOX -TAKINGTHE OPEN LIBRARYTOTHE PEOPLE PENNY CS ANDREWS (and Sue Lawson) @pennyb
  2. 2. WHAT IS LIBRARYBOX? (plural: LibraryBoxen) http://librarybox.us/whatis.php
  3. 3. WHOLE LOTTA HISTORY Open source to open content http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/
  4. 4. HOW IT WORKS Wireless router as server, USB stick, local connection (no internet)
  5. 5. PRIVACY Secure, anonymous, no logging image: ~Brenda~Starr~ on Flickr
  6. 6. DIGITAL DIVIDE works where there is no internet, where there is filtering, where there is censorship. No DRM
  7. 7. LIBRARYBOX MAP http://jasongriffey.net/librarybox/map.php
  8. 8. WHAT PEOPLE HAVE DONE WITH LIBRARYBOXEN fighting censorship in China, vending Android apps, helping kids in rural Ghana to read, scavenger hunt...
  9. 9. WHAT PEOPLE WANTTO DO
  10. 10. MANCHESTER LIBRARIES
  11. 11. PUBLIC LIBRARIES demonstrating ebooks, helping reluctant readers, rhyme time, local music, health resources, Job Club, ESOL, government
  12. 12. ACADEMIC LIBRARIES free books, information literacy resources, OERs, Open textbooks, floor plans, OA articles, ebooks for support staff...
  13. 13. HOSPITALS Just over a third of NHS hospitals have patient Wi-Fi, not always free http://johnpopham.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/wifi-in- hospitals/
  14. 14. SO MUCH MORE... image by Geexy-Thingie on DeviantArt
  15. 15. LET’S GOTOTHE BEACH or the Lido...
  16. 16. LET’S GOTOTHE PARK! or fancy gardens, or a field...
  17. 17. HOWTO PUT STUFF ON IT USB or FTP, super-easy
  18. 18. CUSTOMISATION Welcome text and Menu - simple in a text editor (just save the original somewhere!)
  19. 19. LET’S CONNECT & PLAY It’s easy to connect to LibraryBox from your phone, tablet or laptop. Step 1: Connect to the WiFi signal “LibraryBox – Free Content!” Step 2: Launch a browser Step 3: Load any webpage Step 4: Select I2C2 from the menu at the top of the landing page Step 5: Enjoy!
  20. 20. I LIKETO POST-IT, POST-IT because ‘90s references are in no way dated
  21. 21. SEND ME STUFF The LibraryBox will be here for the whole conference and popping up at other events – if you have a favourite open resource or Creative Commons licensed photo/video/book/document, I want to know.
  22. 22. QUESTIONS! •Ask now! •Or email pennyb@gmail.com •Or tweet @pennyb •Talk to Jason Griffey @LibraryBoxen

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