The Internet Bookmobile provides a community-based means for achieving greater access to written knowledge, by enabling nearly anybody to print public domain and self-published works in small quantities at very low cost.
The Bookmobile applies well-entrenched technologies like laptop computers, office printers, and scanners to both scan and print books that are important to underserved domestic and international communities. In this way, it is able to provide a means of distribution for texts that have remained obscure by publishing them on the web, thereby making the material universally available.
About the speaker:
Ashley Rindsberg is a graduate of Cornell University where he earned a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.A. in Science and Technology Studies, focusing on the Philosophy of Science and Innovation Theory. In 2001, he began working with the History of Recent Science and Technology Project at MIT's Dibner Institute to digitize the paper-copy archive at the Cornell Center for Materials Science.
He has taught and tutored writing and has a deep interest in literature. Currently he is developing and piloting the Internet Archive's Internet Bookmobile in San Francisco.
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