|Offline: Tech Development|
See distribution map here.
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Case studies of distribution
- Kenya: Wikipedia offline for Kenyan Schools - used WMF Grant to install offline Wikipedia into a variety of classrooms around Kenya.
- Arabic Wikipedia: Offline Projects/Case Studies/2012 ARWP Site Notice - advertised offline Wikipedia as a site notice on Arabic Wikipedia, resulting in record downloads across the Arabic speaking world!
- Afripedia - offline distribution of Wikipedia content (+training), by Wikimedia France - discontinued around 2013-2014
- Wikipack Africa - distribution of kits including WikiFundi plus digital and non digital resources by Wiki in Africa 2017-2018
Partners in distribution
Internet-in-a-Box involves a number of partners including the original community of volunteers, Wiki Project Med Foundation, Kiwix, and the Wikimedia Foundation. Shipping of devices began in October of 2017. As of April 2018 more than 150 units have been shipped. We are wanting to support multiple assemblers and distributors globally. Positives of the system includes its low cost (~30 to 40 USD) and power usage. Drawbacks include it being customized to a specific topic area.
- eGranary Digital Library delivers educational resources to computer users in developing countries which lack consistent and/or inexpensive access to Internet. Wikipedia is one such resource. It is estimated that there are ~1M people who access the eGranary library, and from preliminary usage logs, ~25% of these users access Wikipedia in a given time period.