Nabu.org is a cloud-based, digital library platform designed for use in low-bandwidth environments and optimized for offline reading.
Nabu.org previously Library for All is a nonprofit organization with the mission to make knowledge accessible to all, equally.It has built a digital library to deliver quality educational materials in developing countries.
Nabu.org is more cost-effective and sustainable than building physical libraries and eBooks are available in each country local language and the platforme is accessible offline.
The Library includes a publisher portal, and an analytics system for gathering reader data and monitoring effectiveness long-term.
Learn more about Library for all.
Nabu.org & Publishers.
SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Illiterate children in developing communities.
Cloud based platform.
IP is protected through a digital rights management (DRM) system.
- Send in-country local advisory board for review of the users needs.
- Tag eBooks to local curriculum and upload them to the digital library.
- Make the library accessible.
- School distribution model
- Mobile distribution model
Nabu.org has 10.000 readers across the globe.
Specify how the application serves the improvement of access to education (education equipment, educational behavior change, human resource management, decision support, data collection & analytics, electronic education records, education provider, stock management, special education surveillance and reporting)
- Access to educational ressources
- Literacy and quality education
Operating System required and Software version (Android, IOS, Windows, or other [specify])
Support according to the literacy level required from the user. If no, the user is intended to be literate
Usage rate for the app/voice-SMS service – Rates of user vs downloads
Is the product/service able to receive and send back information to the user?
Connectivity requirement for the product/service to work. Some apps/services can work offline (Y/N [specify], Other [specify])
Device features required for the product/service to work. (bluethooth, Wifi, camera, IVR, GPS, Accelerometers/Motion sensors, ,biometric identifiers, SIM, Memory card (e.g microSD), other [specify])
Device(s) type required for the product/service to work. (Smartphone ,feature phone, tablet, other [specify])
Mobile data coverage required for the product/service to work (2G, 3G, 4G, LTE, Other [specify])
Connectivity requirement for the product/service to work (Mobile Internet, SMS, voice)
The platform is designed for a variety of low-cost devices, such as tablets, mobile phones and PCs.
The digital library tracks user demographics, number of books read and number of pages turned. These analytics help to improve the content and user-experience of the Library.
Nabu.org does not provide hardware to schools. Instead, they identify devices that exist in-country and customize the platform accordingly.
The team identify the devices and customize the platforme accordingly.
171 million people could be lifted out of poverty.
By the end of 2017, over 5 million people will have improved access to educational materials through Nabu.org.
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