Tag: Library

by Aaditeshwar Seth

After working countless weekends and days and nights, we are very happy to announce that Gram Vaani’s platform for community radio stations is now available for download. We call it GRINS, standing for the Gramin Radio Inter Networking System. GRINS is an enhanced automation system for community radio stations. Built on Gram Vaani’s MINP platform, […] more »

by David Sasaki

Back in March last year I pointed to Contenidos Locales (“Local Content”), a program of Chile’s national library network, as a model example of how public institutions like libraries can foster more civic participation by training their local users how to take advantage of new media tools: Examples include Buscando Mis Raices (“Looking for my […] more »

by David Sasaki

From cataloguing books to training users how to blog At least six times a week, Gabriel Venegas, a dedicated and underpaid librarian in Medellin, Colombia, rises from bed while the world outside is still dark royal blue and heavy with the silence of early morning to in order to make the 45-minute bus ride that […] more »