Richard James, 26/06/2018 18:36:
> that's the one. Thanks Nemo
> I didn't think it was available anymore. Kiwix looks interesting,
> although it doesn't have the same "drop out of a plane and throw away"
> aspect as the WikiReader
True, but nowadays Android phones are so cheap that ad hoc devices are
rarely competitive... When we tried to distribute many WikiReader
devices, we usually failed.
I wasn't referrring to IIAB or LibraryBox, but they're very interesting and
I'll learn more. Do you know if anyone has used either of these systems to
run a local instance of PubMed? The NLM's applications require a lot of
higher-end command-line knowledge to use. I'm interested if anyone has
produced an offline system for searching Pubmed that is user friendly and
suitable for resource-austere settings.
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> 1. Re: Wikipedia-in-a-box (Shani Evenstein)
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> 4. Re: Wikipedia-in-a-box (Shani Evenstein)
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> Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 18:11:18 +0300
> From: Shani Evenstein <shani.even(a)gmail.com>
> To: "Wikimedia & Libraries" <libraries(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
> Subject: Re: [libraries] Wikipedia-in-a-box
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> Hi Richard,
> We, at WikiProjectMed Foundation
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Project_Med>, are manufacturing
> Internet-in-a-box <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Internet-in-a-Box>
> This holds medical content and then some, and is a hotspot that 30 ppl can
> Shani Evenstein
> Chair, WikiProject Med Foundation.
> On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 6:04 PM, Waller, Jen <jenwaller(a)ou.edu> wrote:
> > Hi Richard,
> > Might you be referring to Jason Griffey’s Library Box
> > <http://librarybox.us/> (modeled after Pirate Box
> > <https://piratebox.cc/faq>)?
> > -Jen
> > --
> > *Jen Waller*
> > *Director, Open Initiatives & Scholarly Communication*
> > University of Oklahoma
> > Bizzell Memorial Library
> > 401 W. Brooks St., Room 243
> > Norman, OK 73019
> > 405.325.7998
> > jenwaller(a)ou.edu
> > *From: *Libraries <libraries-bounces(a)lists.wikimedia.org> on behalf of
> > Richard James <richardjam(a)gmail.com>
> > *Reply-To: *Wikimedia & Libraries <libraries(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
> > *Date: *Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 9:56 AM
> > *To: *"libraries(a)lists.wikimedia.org" <libraries(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
> > *Subject: *[libraries] Wikipedia-in-a-box
> > Four or five years ago, I had a neat gadget that was a stand-alone,
> > non-networked Wikipedia instance. I have no recollection of what it was
> > called or where it was available from. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
> > Is there anything new along these lines that is being produced for
> > distribution in resource-poor settings?
> > Richard James
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Four or five years ago, I had a neat gadget that was a stand-alone,
non-networked Wikipedia instance. I have no recollection of what it was
called or where it was available from. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
Is there anything new along these lines that is being produced for
distribution in resource-poor settings?
I hope this request is ok. Feel free to delete if I’m over stepping.
My name is Erin and I’m a librarian at UBC. I am engaging in research on how open pedagogy facilitates information literacy development and how library’s can rethink instructional practices to align with open practices? I’m going to be engaging in this research through the case of Wikipedia. I just wanted to send out a request for any research that you may have seen that you think would be useful for this research project.
Thanks in advance!
Erin Fields MLIS, BEd, BA
Liaison Librarian, Flexible Learning Coordinator
UBC Library | Koerner Library
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Oggetto: [LyonDCL] Advocating for libraries as partners for
development: IFLA’s International Advocacy Programme comes to the UN
Data: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 09:22:09 +0000
*Advocating for libraries as partners for development: IFLA’s
International Advocacy Programme comes to the UN*
<https://www.ifla.org/node/59406>/On 28-29 June, IFLA will hold the
International Advocacy Programme (IAP)
<https://www.ifla.org/ldp/iap> Global Convening in New York, USA. Nearly
40 participants from all regions have been invited by IFLA to celebrate
success, look to the future, and tell the story of libraries and the
SDGs to officials from the UN and governments./
The IAP Global Convening <https://www.ifla.org/node/57718>, the climax
of two years’ work, will be hosted by two emblematic institutions: the
Brooklyn Public Library <https://www.bklynlibrary.org/> and the New York
Public Library <https://www.nypl.org/>. It will be an opportunity for
IAP participants to look back at successes, and draw on each other’s
experience gained to take the global library field’s advocacy up a gear.
The IAP participants will meet in New York, the home town of the United
Nations. This is no coincidence; a highlight of the Convening will be a
chance to visit the UN’s Headquarters, and hear about latest news and
future plans, directly from UN officials.
The event will also offer a unique opportunity to showcase exceptional
awareness raising and advocacy work, honoured by the presence of UN
officials and national diplomats.
IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner said:
/“Two years ago, we challenged librarians around the world to make the
case for libraries as drivers of development. They have surpassed our
expectations. Now we look to the future, to moving up a gear in our
engagement with the UN, governments and communities.”/
*Global Goals: Local Action – the International Advocacy Programme So Far*
The IAP started in 2016 with one train-the-trainer workshop and six
regional workshops around the world. Yet it rapidly become a powerful
Librarians in all regions have gathered evidence and learnt how better
to advocate for libraries as motors of development
<https://www.ifla.org/libraries-development>, underlining their
contribution to more informed, included, and engaged societies.
The United Nations 2030 Agenda, and the Sustainable Development Goal it
establishes, have offered a vital framework. Thanks to this, it has been
possible to explain the work of libraries in language that
Following the workshops, 150 participants signed contracts to take
action, from 76 countries. Yet beyond this, IAP and its themes have
spread across the library field, providing a strong and attractive
strong advocacy theme for libraries around the world.
*A Crucial Year: Education, Employment and Access to Information on the
But this is just the beginning: 2019 will be a crucial year as key SDGs
for libraries become focus of UN discussions, particularly 4 (Quality
Education), 8 (Decent Work), and 16 (Access to Information). The IAP
Convening is part of the preparatory work carried out by IFLA to ensure
we take advantage of this unique opportunity as a globally united
The advocacy work done by IAP participants will be strengthened by the
IFLA Library Map of the World <http://librarymap.ifla.org/>. This
powerful advocacy tool underlines what the library field can do, by
providing library data and stories demonstrating how libraries in
different countries contribute to the SDGs.
The IAP Convening will include a workshop: “SDG Storytelling for Showing
the Impact of Libraries” as a learning opportunity to apply the recently
launched "Libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals: A
and see more and more stories published.
/Source: www.ifla.org/node/59406 <http://www.ifla.org/node/59406> /
As always, people interested in Structured Data on Commons from a GLAM
perspective are also very welcome at this IRC Office Hour. I will be
there to answer questions!
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Subject: [Commons-l] IRC Office Hour - 26 June, Structured Data on Commons
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:50:57 -0500
From: Keegan Peterzell via Commons-l <commons-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Reply-To: Keegan Peterzell <kpeterzell(a)wikimedia.org>, Wikimedia
Commons Discussion List <commons-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
To: Wikimedia Commons Discussion List <commons-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>,
There will be an IRC office hour for Structured Data on Commons 
from 18:00-19:00 UTC Tuesday, 26 June 2018. You can find links to join
as well as date and time conversion at the IRC Office Hour page on Meta .
Specific topics are not set in advance, you can come prepared to discuss
whatever aspect of the project that you would like. More information
about what has taken place can be found at the Structured Data hub on
Thanks, I look forward to seeing you all there. I will send out a
reminder a few hours before the meeting starts.
Technical Collaboration Specialist