Measure the Future

Via Evenly Distributed

Goal

Helping libraries better manage one of their greatest assets - the building itself - by using open hardware to track data about its public spaces.

While libraries in recent years have created makerspaces to provide access to open technology, this project will help libraries use open hardware devices to improve their own services. Librarian Jason Griffey, a former Knight Foundation Prototype Fund grantee, will train librarians to use open source hardware to better understand the library building itself, one of a branch’s most important assets. The hardware will measure a variety of factors in each room, so that libraries can make better, data-driven decisions on how to use their public spaces.

Project Team

Evenly Distributed

Measure the Future project

Griffey