The Amazing LibraryBox
I had the opportunity to be on this great podcast, and Kayhan, Erin, and Doug were terrifically kind to me and the LibraryBox project. You can listen in here, or click the More Info below to head over the Dquarium site for more info.
I sat in with the hosts of the Nebraska State Library Commission technology webcast (NCompass) to talk LibraryBox. Michael and Christa were willing to give my crazy webcam antics a try, and I don't think it turned out too bad. Check the video, or head over to the NCompass page linked below for more options.
A nice article on the project by Matt Enis, entitled Open-Source LibraryBox Project Branches Out. From the article: “I do definitely think that the underlying ethos of a library is every book its reader,” Griffey said. “The underlying ethos is that you find a way to get the information to people who need the information… If this project can help to do that in these areas, ease the difficulty in some way, I will work on it as long as I possibly can.”
Circulating Ideas 19
I was thrilled to be on Steve Thomas' great podcast interview series, Circulating Ideas in late 2012. We talked about lots of library technology issues, both real and science fiction, but the major source of our discussion was LibraryBox, how I came up with the idea, what the project is, and why I'm interested in keeping it going.
This Week in Libraries
I was fortunate to be the guest for Episode 91 of This Week in Libraries, the awesome videocast show by Erik Boekesteijn and Jaap van de Geer. In the episode, we talk about many things, but one of them is, of course, LibraryBox.
A great article from Nicholas Schiller, From Cool to Useful: Incorporating hobby projects into library work. Since the entire LibraryBox project started from my own interest and hobby of hardware tinkering, this article really gets at the philosophy behind the project. I especially appreciate this bit "To keep myself honest and keep my project enthusiasm in check, I’m using a series of questions to help determine whether I’m being blinded by the new shiny thing or whether it is, in fact, an appropriate tool for the job at hand."