The eGranary Pocket Library Provides Access to Information

By: Alyson Wyers - May 9, 2015
References: indiegogo & fastcoexist
In an effort to bridge the digital divide and help those without access to the Internet gain knowledge, WiderNet created the eGranary Pocket Library. Currently seeking financial contributions on crowdfunding site Indiegogo, the North Carolina-based non-profit developed a microchip library to give anyone all the information.

Designed with remote communities in Africa in mind, the library is intended for individual use and customized to a target audience. For example, WiderNet recently released an ebola pocket library that contained 25,000 resources from songs to academic journal articles. The customized and curated content can be searched and browsed like the web, but it doesn't need to be connected to a network. Users can also add and edit, Wikipedia-style.