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Reinventing libraries for 21st century

July 08, 2016


Knight News Challenge on Libraries last week announced funding of $1.6 million for a range of innovative digital and data projects aimed at re-imagining libraries for the 21st century. Winners ranged from a free library program that uses internet video to connect incarcerated parents with their kids for storytime to a project aimed at increasing diverse perspectives (more than 90% of Wikipedia contributors are male) on Wikipedia by training librarians to assist their communities in editing and verifying Wikipedia entries. 

Coverage of the winners included The Verge, Tech Insider, Mic, TakePart, Pacific Standard Magazine, Mental Floss, GeekWire, and The Christian Science Monitor.