Welcome to the WiderNet Project
The WiderNet Project is a nonprofit organization, affiliated with WiderNet@UNC at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, that is dedicated to improving digital communications to all communities and individuals around the world in need of educational resources, knowledge, and training.
We provide resources, coaching, training, computers and educational materials to schools, clinics, libraries and homes with poor digital communication resources.
We also develop and distribute the eGranary Digital Library, a plug-and-play server that provides instant access to millions of digital documents without the need of a connection to the Internet.
WiderNet at MIT's LINC! Cliff Missen will give a plenary talk at the Sixth Conference of MIT's Learning International Networks Consortium (LINC) in mid-June in Cambridge, MA. For more info or to register, see http://linc.mit.edu/linc2013/default.htm.
Learn more about who we are and what we do:
Who We Are
Take a look at our mission, read about our history, see what our partners say, and get answers to frequently asked questions.
What We Do
In addition to our flagship project, the eGranary Digital Library, we also partner with national and international organizations and offer customized training courses.
For information on three more of our projects, please see:
Global Disability Rights Library (GDRL) - currently our largest project
Look here for information on becoming a partner or sponsor, donating computer equipment, volunteering your time, sharing your knowledge or working at WiderNet.
Review our recent press releases, download our online media kit materials, or read our newsletter.
Reach us by email, phone, fax or even visit us in person - and meet our staff and executive committee.
What our partners say...
"There is hardly a better project for making electronic resources cheaply available to poor, cash-strapped universities than WiderNet."
- Misbahu Katsina, University Librarian
Bayero University - Kano, Nigeria