On the 6th of January 2011, some Information Professionals decided to try and crowd-source enough money to build a library...
It was to be a Twitter campaign, aimed at engaging librarians – there’s so many library closures at the moment, why not op...
It was to be a Twitter campaign, aimed at engaging librarians – there’s so many library closures at the moment, why not op...
It was to be a Twitter campaign, aimed at engaging librarians – there’s so many library closures at the moment, why not op...
As Andromeda pointed out, that’s not a lot of money to raise if we all work together:<br />
We gave it a tag (#buyalib) and started a blog, then began asking people to contribute. <br />
Here’s what happened next:<br />Buy India a Library, <br />by the numbers…<br />
FourInformation Professionals worked on the project, from the UK, the US, and Denmark<br />
Four Information Professionals worked on the project, from the UK, the US, and Denmark<br />
We exchanged 216 emails about the Project<br />
We wrote 10 blog posts<br />
We wrote 10 blog posts<br />
which attracted 2,355 views<br />
129 people tweeted using the #buyalibhashtag<br />
129 people tweeted using the #buyalibhashtag<br />resulting in over 430 tweets<br />
100 awesome people donated<br />
(the most common donation was a very generous £20)<br />
(the most common donation was a very generous £20)<br />
Between us, in just 2 weeks, we raised a spectacular<br />
Between us, in just 2 weeks, we raised a spectacular<br />
HOW MUCH?!<br />
Yep, we exceed our target, which means we can now build A BIGGER LIBRARY<br />in India, with more books!<br />
Yep, we exceed our target, which means we can now build A BIGGER LIBRARY<br />in India, with more books!<br />
So now what happens, is…<br />
The Charities in Africa and India will LITERALLY GO OUT AND BUILD<br />
The Charities in Africa and India will LITERALLY GO OUT AND BUILD<br />FOUR donkey-drawn <br />libraries in Africa<br />
The Charities in Africa and India will LITERALLY GO OUT AND BUILD<br />FOUR donkey-drawn <br />libraries in Africa<br />An...
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!<br />
Thank you to everyone who got involved, by donating, by tweeting, by blogging, or by telling their friends.<br />
Thank you to everyone who got involved, by donating, by tweeting, by blogging, or by telling their friends. <br />(And tha...
You can find out more about the project, in particular about how and where the money will be spent, and exactly who by, on...
Slide background from seier+seier – you can view the original here. It’s actually a picture of an IKEA cutting board.<br /...
Thank you. <br />
Thank you. £2420 in two weeks! <br />
Thank you. £2420 in two weeks! Let’s open some libraries.  <br />
Thank you. <br />
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We raised nearly four thousand dollars in 2 weeks, via Twitter, to Build a Library in a book-free zone in India, plus no less than FOUR mobile libraries in Africa.

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Thank you from Buy India a Library - we did it!

  1. 1.
  2. 2. On the 6th of January 2011, some Information Professionals decided to try and crowd-source enough money to build a library in India. <br />
  3. 3. It was to be a Twitter campaign, aimed at engaging librarians – there’s so many library closures at the moment, why not open one?<br />
  4. 4. It was to be a Twitter campaign, aimed at engaging librarians – there’s so many library closures at the moment, why not open one?<br />Unbelievably it only costs £1,250 to build, kit out, supply with books and staff (for TWO YEARS) a library in India.<br />
  5. 5. It was to be a Twitter campaign, aimed at engaging librarians – there’s so many library closures at the moment, why not open one?<br />Unbelievably it only costs £1,250 to build, kit out, supply with books and staff (for TWO YEARS) a library in India.<br />And you can buy a donkey or bicycle drawn library to travel around Africa for just £100. <br />
  6. 6. As Andromeda pointed out, that’s not a lot of money to raise if we all work together:<br />
  7. 7. We gave it a tag (#buyalib) and started a blog, then began asking people to contribute. <br />
  8. 8. Here’s what happened next:<br />Buy India a Library, <br />by the numbers…<br />
  9. 9. FourInformation Professionals worked on the project, from the UK, the US, and Denmark<br />
  10. 10. Four Information Professionals worked on the project, from the UK, the US, and Denmark<br />
  11. 11. We exchanged 216 emails about the Project<br />
  12. 12. We wrote 10 blog posts<br />
  13. 13. We wrote 10 blog posts<br />
  14. 14. which attracted 2,355 views<br />
  15. 15. 129 people tweeted using the #buyalibhashtag<br />
  16. 16. 129 people tweeted using the #buyalibhashtag<br />resulting in over 430 tweets<br />
  17. 17. 100 awesome people donated<br />
  18. 18. (the most common donation was a very generous £20)<br />
  19. 19. (the most common donation was a very generous £20)<br />
  20. 20. Between us, in just 2 weeks, we raised a spectacular<br />
  21. 21. Between us, in just 2 weeks, we raised a spectacular<br />
  22. 22. HOW MUCH?!<br />
  23. 23. Yep, we exceed our target, which means we can now build A BIGGER LIBRARY<br />in India, with more books!<br />
  24. 24. Yep, we exceed our target, which means we can now build A BIGGER LIBRARY<br />in India, with more books!<br />
  25. 25. So now what happens, is…<br />
  26. 26. The Charities in Africa and India will LITERALLY GO OUT AND BUILD<br />
  27. 27. The Charities in Africa and India will LITERALLY GO OUT AND BUILD<br />FOUR donkey-drawn <br />libraries in Africa<br />
  28. 28. The Charities in Africa and India will LITERALLY GO OUT AND BUILD<br />FOUR donkey-drawn <br />libraries in Africa<br />And an EXTRA BIG library attached to a school in India!<br />
  29. 29. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!<br />
  30. 30. Thank you to everyone who got involved, by donating, by tweeting, by blogging, or by telling their friends.<br />
  31. 31. Thank you to everyone who got involved, by donating, by tweeting, by blogging, or by telling their friends. <br />(And thanks to Twitter, too.)<br />
  32. 32. You can find out more about the project, in particular about how and where the money will be spent, and exactly who by, on the Frequently Asked Questions page of the <br />Buy India a Library website. <br />http://buyindiaalibrary.wordpress.com/frequently-asked-questions/<br />
  33. 33. Slide background from seier+seier – you can view the original here. It’s actually a picture of an IKEA cutting board.<br />Twitter birds, donkey, library and icons from IconFinder.<br />Pictures of the Indian and African libraries from GoodGifts.org, the charity who administers the donations and turns them into real libraries.<br />All other icons and pictures (except the screengrabs of the blog and our twitter profiles) from Stock Xchange.<br />And finally, the Buy India a Library blog homepage is here.<br />
  34. 34. Thank you. <br />
  35. 35. Thank you. £2420 in two weeks! <br />
  36. 36. Thank you. £2420 in two weeks! Let’s open some libraries.  <br />
  37. 37. Thank you. <br />
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