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Measure the Future

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

Online Learning @ The Public Library

Making open online courses easier to access and complete for diverse members of the community by organizing in-person study groups for patrons in Chicago Public Library branch libraries

Open Data to Open Knowledge

Turning Boston's open data collection into an accessible resource by working with Boston Public Library to catalog it and introduce it to the public.

Privacy Literacy

Developing online tools which will help individuals understand privacy in the digital age and make more informed decisions about their online activity.

Space/Time Directory

Working with local communities and technologists to turn historical maps and other library collections into an interactive directory for the exploration of New York across time periods

The Community Resource Lab

Advancing the library as the primary anchor of an open information system that connects residents to essential health, human and social services.

The Library Freedom Project

Providing librarians and their patrons with tools and information to better understand their digital rights by scaling a series of privacy workshops for librarians.

This Place Matters

Exploring the potential of a location-aware mobile application to share African American history and link to library resources.

White Space 101

Creating learning materials for libraries to explore and implement TV White Space networks to support remote library Internet hotspots that will give people wider broadband access, especially in crisis situations

Your Next Skill

Helping people acquire new skills or expand their knowledge by creating a librarian-led, referral service that connects users with materials, classes and instructors that will help them meet their goals

Scale DataKind programs

To scale existing DataKind programs advancing data-driven practice in the social sector while piloting new strategies for generating review to grow and sustain the organization's work.

Citymart USA Demonstration Project

To demonstrate an innovative approach to city government procurement that could generate substantial cost-savings for cities, create greater transparency and accountability in the procurement process, match the needs in the community with the best available solutions, and create a clearer model for citizen engagement and open up cities to local social and urban entrepreneurship.

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