The LibraryBox Project

Portable Private Digital Distribution


Jason’s first open source hardware project! LibraryBox is an open source project that uses inexpensive hardware to bridge gaps in the delivery of digital information. Created by Jason Griffey, the LibraryBox Project had a successful funding round via Kickstarter and was 1000% funded for the development of the v2.0 codebase. LibraryBox was also the recipient of a Knight Foundation Prototype grant in 2014. An international project, Jason manages a team and community in 28 countries and on 6 continents.

Chapter 9 from The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know

A longer, more detailed argument for why libraries and librarians should be interested and involved with open hardware. Published in 2014 by ALA Techsource, edited by Kenneth J. Varnum.


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Gadgets & Gizmos II

Gadgets & Gizmos

Libraries & the Post-PC Era

A sequel to the 2010 publication above, written in 2012. Continued examination of the landscape of hardware and personal electronics and what libraries and librarians should be aware of in that arena.


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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos

Personal Electronics and the Library

An issue of Library Technology Reports written by Jason Griffey in 2010 that focused on the emergence of hardware as a concern for libaries and librarians. To give some context, this was written and went to press before the iPad was available for sale.


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