[greenstone-devel] OLPC Laptop & greenstone

From Stephen De Gabrielle
DateMon, 15 Jan 2007 11:33:10 +0930
Subject [greenstone-devel] OLPC Laptop & greenstone
I hope everyoen had a good holiday!

I just added a page to the content/software suggestions for the OLPC project, suggesting that greenstone is an excellent choice for lightweight delivery of a variety of sorts of collections:

http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Talk:Library  (Please take a look and remove any errors)

What motivated me was the news in the Sunday paper that our local education department would be trialing the OLPC laptops for children in the Northern Territory. It immediatly struck me that this was an opprotunity that libraries could not afford to miss, and that greenstone is fantastic for delivering lightweight collections needed when you only have a 500mb hard drive(actually flash) in each laptop.



PS I'm moving to London in April, and would love to make contact with any Digital Library people in that part of the world.  [email me!]

Stephen De Gabrielle