Offline Internet Consortium Participants

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Participants and Organizations:

Name of Participant/ Organization Description
Arizona State Library

Our priorities are to invest in areas where technology can improve accessibility, customer service and efficiency. Pixels, not paper, are the way of the future.more
We are organizing and leveraging the collective expertise of our staff to better serve citizens, small businesses, and public bodies in a digital world. Learn more at https://www.azlibrary.gov/.

Contact: https://www.azlibrary.gov/about/contact-us 

Arizona State University

Arizona State University is home to a partnership between ASU Library and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society that aims to bring high quality more

information to learners in locations without ready access to libraries and reliable internet services. Learn more at https://www.asu.edu/.

Contact: https://contact.asu.edu/

BSF (Bibliothèques sans Frontières / Libraries Without Borders)

Since its founding in 2007, Bibliothèques Sans Frontières has been striving to invent the 21st century library. More than just a collection of books libraries have a cross-cutting impact on society,
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from fighting poverty and social inequalities to capacity building, to stimulating creative energies and entrepreneurship. BSF focuses on building libraries and developing innovative tools, curating and creating contents, and devising trainings that enable facilitators to share their expertise and bring libraries to life for people across the globe. In 2013, we created the Ideas Box, a pop-up media center and learning hub that fits on two pallets and unfolds on 100m2. It can accommodate 70 people at a time, 400 per day. It hosts high and low tech equipments and educational resources for playing, learning and creativity. Each Ideas Box is customized to meet local needs by collaborating with local organizations and members of the community. More than 85 Ideas Box and 200 Koombooks – ultra portable digital libraries – have been deployed around the world and provide offline access to digital contents. Learn more at https://www.bibliosansfrontieres.org/.
eGranary Digital Library

 

 

 

The eGranary Digital Library is a plug-and-play server that provides instant access to millions of digital documents without the need of a connection to the internet.more

This offline library has been adopted by nearly 2,000 institutions in developing countries as well as 25 prisons in the US. Learn more at https://widernet.unc.edu/research/egranary/.

Contact: info@egranary.org

Gigabit Libraries Network

GLN operates as an open collaboration of tech savvy, innovation libraries cooperating as a distributed global testbed/showcase environment for high performance applications more

and equipment in the service of educational, civic and cultural objectives. We advocate for libraries as natural community ICT hubs while also championing highest global standards of free, open access to information and expression. Learn more at http://www.giglibraries.net/.

Contact: info@giglibraries.net

 

IFLA

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library more

and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. Learn more at https://www.ifla.org/.

Contact: https://www.ifla.org/contact/IFLA

 

INASP

INASP is an international development charity working with a global network of partners in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. In line with our vision of research and knowledge at the heart of development,more

we work to support individuals and institutions to produce, share and use research and knowledge, which can transform lives. At INASP, we believe that research and knowledge have a crucial role to play in addressing global challenges and contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. To realize this potential, we work in partnership to strengthen the capacity of individuals and institutions to produce, share and use research and knowledge, in support of national development. Learn more at http://www.inasp.info/en/.

Contact: info@inasp.info

INEE

The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is as an open global network of more than 14,000 members working together within a humanitarianmore

and development framework to ensure all people the right to quality and safe education in emergencies and post-crisisrecovery. INEE provides a forum to share experiences, lessons learned, good practices, and opportunities to work collaboratively to develop resources and inform policy through consensus-driven advocacy. INEE serves its members through a range of functions, including community building, convening diverse stakeholders, knowledge management, advocating and amplifying ideas and knowledge, facilitating collective action, and providing members with the resources and support they need to carry out their work on education in emergencies. Members receive regular communications on relevant topics and access to resources, news, events, and job opportunities through the INEE Toolkit and website. Learn more at www.ineesite.org.

Contact: info@ineesite.org

Internet-in-a-Box

 

Internet-in-a-Box works with Wikipedia’s Foundation, the Internet Archive and community school systems around the world transforming what Community Learning Libraries can truly be.more

The unheralded yet vibrant “offliner” content-engineering movement is the foundation underlying this all, creating high-quality Content Packs for all, working through events like the 35-person Medical/Education Weeklong Hackathon we organized in New York in August: http://OFF.NETWORK These are the unsung community curator heroes cutting tight offline Wikipedias, local editions of OpenStreetMap and Learning Packs of all kind (in many languages!) onto very compact offline devices for all. Thereby unleashing formal and informal education environments — in some of the most unvarnished communities worldwide. Learn more at http://internet-in-a-box.org/.

Contact: holt@laptop.org

Kiwix

Kiwix works like a browser, picking content from its library for offline use, be it Wikipedia, the Gutenberg library, TED talks or MOOCs. Kiwix currently has around a million direct downloads each year.more

It is also used by organizations around the world to power their own offline solutions and programs, from Africa to Cuba to North Korea, or even in European and US prison systems, bringing its total user base to approximately 3-4 million people. Kiwix is an offshoot of Wikimedia Switzerland and supported by the Wikimedia Foundation – it is currently based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Learn more at http://www.kiwix.org/.

Contact: http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#kiwix

Learning Equality

 

Learning Equality is a U.S.-based non-profit organization that focuses on developing education technology for low-resource and low-connectivity contexts.
 
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Its second-generation platform Kolibri is an open-source educational platform that is specially designed to provide offline access to a curated and openly licensed educational content library with tools for pedagogical support. It builds on five years of feedback and experience KA Lite, which brought Khan Academy content offline and reached more than 5 million people globally in 200 countries and territories. Learn more at https://learningequality.org/
 LibraryBox

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.more

LibraryBox is a digital distribution tool for education, libraries, healthcare, and emergency response. Anywhere there is a lack of open internet access, LibraryBox can bridge the gap of information delivery. Learn more at http://librarybox.us .

Contact: http://librarybox.us/contact.php

Makaia Foundation

MAKAIA (www.MAKAIA.org) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes capacities for social development through cooperation, technology and innovation.more

MAKAIA´s work is implemented based on two pillars: (1) Technology for Social Change, (2) International Cooperation and Partnerships. In 2013 MAKAIA developed www.nodoka.co, a data and information driven initiative to promote resource mobilization, knowledge sharing and effectiveness in social sector. MAKAIA has reached more than 25,000 people and 3,600 organizations in Colombia and abroad.

Contact: info@makaia.org

 Rumie Initiative

 

Rumie is a non-profit technology organization that uses today’s low-cost technology to bring high-quality, free digital educational content to youth and learners in remote and underserved communities,more

content that is made available for use without the internet.

Rumie tablets are interactive digital libraries pre-loaded with 1000s of educational resources from our LearnCloud (LC) platform. The Rumie LC is an online repository of high-quality educational content sourced by educators and volunteers worldwide. Users can also upload their own content onto the LearnCloud platform, content that is made available for later offline use. Learn more at https://www.rumie.org/.

Contact: info@rumie.org

 

Sarawak State Library

 

Since Year 2000, our focus has been on digital and IT literacy, by conducting information literacy skills classes to users, planting the digital ability seeds for the communities to brace the digital economy. more

From 2018 onward, bigger mandates have been entrusted to Pustaka to continue, and expand these digital literacy activities, for digital inclusivity, in order to achieve digital awareness, readiness and immersion of Sarawak’s communities in embracing the digital economy. Learn more at http://www.pustaka-sarawak.com/.

Contact: librarian@sarawak.gov.my

 SolarSPELL

The SolarSPELL (Solar Powered Educational Learning Library), is an offline, portable, ruggedized, localized digital library designed for resource constrained locations lacking electricity or Internet connectivity,more

came to fruition through such courses and remains a university-based endeavor, involving students, faculty, and staff in all aspects of the project. The SolarSPELL digital library has been deployed to over 200 schools and health care clinics across the Pacific Islands and East Africa. Learn more at http://solarspell.org.

Contact: team@solarspell.org

Sunna Design/ Moon Project

Sunna Design is originally a solar energy social company, takling in emerging countries the issue of access to energy for rural populations.more

But with the Moon project, the idea is to try and contribute to developement by adding digital and financial inclusion to energy inclusion and bundling for the first time a smartphone, with dedicated contents, to the energy kit. Giving access to information and to a first digital quality expérience is key for these populations. Off-line internet is the revolution they are waiting for. Learn more at https://www.sunna-design.fr/en/accueil.html.

Contact: info@sunna-design.fr

 TEEAL

The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL) is a digital collection containing hundreds of research journals for agriculture and related sciences. more

TEEAL has been improving access at institutions with limited Internet time and/or financial resources.  It is a searchable, offline, digital library which contains mainly agriculturally focused reference journals, as well as coverage in related subject areas.  The collection is updated annually, and the base set is provided by the TEEAL Project office in Cornell University’s Mann Library. The non-profit digital library contains some of the most prestigious, full-text journals that leading publishers have gifted to TEEAL users. TEEAL is available to universities, research institutions, governments, extension organizations and other not-for-profit institutions in income-eligible countries. TEEAL works hand-in-hand with Research4Life/AGORA in support of access to the agriculture and life sciences research literature and capacity building to enhance use of these resources. Learn more at https://teeal.org/.

Contact: teeal@cornell.edu

 WiderNet @ UNC

WiderNet @ UNC aims to improve digital communications to all communities and individuals around the world in need of educational resources, knowledge and training.more

WiderNet@UNC provides coaching, training, computers, and educational materials to people with poor digital communication resources. Learn more at https://widernet.unc.edu/.

Contact: widernetunc@unc.edu