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Enabling people to learn new skills through a service that connects knowledge seekers with experts in their own neighborhood

Book a Nook

Activating library public spaces for diverse community uses by testing a software toolkit that streamlines the exploration and reservation of physical library spaces

Co-working at the Library

Providing freelancers, entrepreneurs and innovators a collaborative space for co-working in Miami-Dade libraries

Culture in Transit

Helping more communities share their histories online by creating a mobile kit that will scan and digitize print materials for public archiving in partnership with Brooklyn Public Library and Queens Library.

Digital Library For The Developing World

To promote responsive digital solutions for low-bandwidth communities by scaling a digital library platform that makes robust educational content available for libraries and schools in the developing world.


Exploring collaborative cataloging for Project Gutenberg public-domain ebooks using the Web-based repository hosting service GitHub.

Indie Games Licensing

Prototyping models for the licensing and circulation of independent video games at libraries.

Information for Innovation

Exploring ways to provide information services to local entrepreneurs and business counselors, to see what services they might need to reach their goals.

Internet Archive

Helping people create and share global collections of cultural treasures on the Internet Archive, one of the world's largest public libraries.

Journalism Digital News Archive

Ensuring access to digital news content through development of a model for archiving and preserving digital content that can be used across the country.

Maker Tool Circulating Kits

Sharing the tools and technology of the maker movement by prototyping an equipment lending system - a process for sharing maker kits between libraries - that builds on existing interlibrary loan frameworks

Making the Invisible Visible

Prototyping an app to give patrons a deeper library experience based on the user's location, interests and actions in the library.

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