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These are collections of books, images, maps, music, and other "library bundles" for download to the laptop.

Please click on the name of a collection for details. Each collection should indicate which builds it has been tested with.

If you have material for public consumption, follow the instructions in Creating a collection and add it to this grid. If you're not sure how to do this, add descriptions and links to the talk page.

At http://dev.laptop.org/~arael/preview/ you can preview some sample bundles.

Installing one collection

See Activity installation to install groups of activities.

To install a collection:

  1. start the Browse activity on your XO;
  2. go to this page in the browser;
  3. click on the Download link to an .xol bundle
  4. when it's finished, click OK.
  5. press the back key in Browse to return to the "OLPC Library" home page. The new content should appear in the appropriate section of the library navigation.

You can also copy a collection to a USB flash drive and install from that. Insert the USB flash drive into the XO, click its icon in the Journal, locate the collection, and choose Start.

Experts can install a collection by hand : unzip it into /home/olpc/Library (first create that directory if it does not exist) and run /usr/share/library-common/make_index.py. This should happen automatically when in Browse you download a file with the .xol mime-type.

Removing a collection

If you downloaded the collection yourself, you should have a Journal entry for it. Switch to the journal, navigate to the entry for the download of the .xol bundle, hover over it, and choose Erase. This will permanently uninstall the collection as well. When you view the "OLPC Library" page in Browse the content should be gone from the library navigation.

If the collection's .xol does not appear in the Journal (e.g. it came with a release or Activity group):

  1. Open the Terminal activity (remain as the "olpc" user, do not become "root").
  2. Delete the bundle's directory found in /home/olpc/Library/
  3. Run python /usr/share/library-common/make_index.py to update Browse's "OLPC Library" page.


Collections

G1G1

These are from the G1G1 Activities, activity group, a set of activities and collections for Give One, Get One users.

Biology icon Biology: An introduction to phyla and biomes

Download: Biology (8.2) (v.9)

Wikibooks icon Wikibooks: A selection of books for younger readers

Download: Wikibooks (8.2) (v.8)

Nature images icon images Nature images: Images from around the world from Wikimedia Commons

Download: Nature images (8.2) (v.8)

Jamendo music icon music Jamendo music: music from around the world, from Jamendo

Download: Jamendo music (8.2) (v.5)

Translation dictionary icon dictionary Translation dictionary: A short multilingual translation dictionary

Download: Translation dictionary (8.2) (v.8)

ICDL icon ICDL: Story books for young children

Download: ICDL (8.2) (v.8)

World Factbook maps icon Factbook maps World Factbook maps: global maps from the CIA world factbook

Download: World Factbook maps (8.2) (v.6)

Wikislice chemistry-en icon chemistry-en Wikislice chemistry-en: An introduction to chemistry, via Wikipedia

Download: Wikislice chemistry-en (8.2) (v.8)

World Digital Library icon Digital Library World Digital Library: images and details from world culture, curated by the World Digital Library

Download: World Digital Library (8.2) (v.6)

Update.1

Books

icon for other Storybooks : from the International Children's Digital Library storybook collection edit
 
Maintainers: Ben Bederson  ·  License: some PD  ·  Mime types:
Download v.5 · source
Tested in: none (trac)
Translate: ·   available bundled works in es, pt, mn, en, ar, fa 


icon for other Web design : An introduction to html, javascript and elements of web design. edit
Needs maintainer. 
Maintainers:  ·  License: unknown  ·  Mime types:
Download v.3 · source
Tested in: none (trac)
Translate: ·   en only, with code and some language-neutral information 


icon for other Wikibooks : Wikibooks is an open-source textbook creation project with versions in many languages. edit
library core. There is an older bundle with the same name (v.1) 
Maintainers: sj  ·  License: GFDL  ·  Mime types: .pdf
Download v.4 · source
Tested in: none (trac)
Translate: en and es ·   whole Wikijunior books exist in other languages 


icon for other Short stories : Short stories in children's literature. edit
formerly from Literature 
Maintainers:  ·  License: PD  ·  Mime types:
Download v. ·
Tested in: none (trac)
Translate: ·    
icon for other Lewis Carroll : A collection of Lewis Carroll stories edit
 
Maintainers: Monica  ·  License: unknown  ·  Mime types:
Download v.0 ·
Tested in: none (trac)
Translate: ·    
icon for other Wowio books : A selection of children's books from the Wowio online repository. edit
Was posted here as an online link with good intent; needs maintenance. 
Maintainers: Wowio?  ·  License: unknown  ·  Mime types:
Download v.0 · source
Tested in: none (trac)
Translate: ·    
icon for other Little Brother : Techno romance novel by famed writer Cory Doctorow (EFF employee) about fighting non-functional government systems. edit
 
Maintainers: FFM  ·  License: CC-BY-NC-SA  ·  Mime types:
Download v.1 · [Little-brother-1.xol source]
Tested in: Joyride, Update.1 (trac)
Translate: ·    
icon for other Relatos de Paraguay : 300+ stories from different regions of Paraguay, in regional languages and Spanish edit
 
Maintainers: OLPC Paraguay  ·  License: CC-BY-NC-SA  ·  Mime types:
Download v.1 · source
Tested in: 8.2 (trac)
Translate: ·    

Reference

icon for other Wikislice general : an abridged static encyclopedia edit
v8 to be updated with data from the WP 0.7 project. 
Maintainers: sj, zdenek  ·  License: GFDL  ·  Mime types:
Download v.2 · source
Tested in: none (trac)
Translate: ·   In en/es/pt/fr 
icon for other Wikislice animals : A collection of information about animals edit
Soon in other languages 
Maintainers: Zdenek Broz, Misha Herscu  ·  License: GFDL  ·  Mime types:
Download v.1 · source
Tested in: none (trac)
Translate: ·   English 
icon for other WikiHow : A collection of fun things to do from the WikiHow community edit
could use translation. 
Maintainers: Felicity Tepper  ·  License: CC-SA  ·  Mime types:
Download v.1 · source
Tested in: none (trac)
Translate: ·    

See Projects/World Factbook maps and Atlas.

Religion

icon for other NET Bible : An English language Bible edit
needs links to other languages. . 
Maintainers: user:ZdenekBroz  ·  License: unknown  ·  Mime types:
download v.1 · source
Tested in: (trac)
Translate: ·   single index in en only. many other languages are available. 
icon for other Illustrated bible : An illustrated bible, translated into many languages edit
needs links between languages. 
Maintainers: user:ZdenekBroz  ·  License: unknown  ·  Mime types:
Download v.2 · source
Tested in: (trac)
Translate: ·   single index in en only. Available languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Thai 
icon for other Koran : A Koran, in Arabic and English edit
similar translations needed for other languages 
Maintainers: user:ZdenekBroz  ·  License: unknown  ·  Mime types:
Download v.2 · source
Tested in: (trac)
Translate: ·   Bilingual in English and Arabic 
icon for other Quran : A Quran in Arabic edit
 
Maintainers: user:walter  ·  License: unknown  ·  Mime types: pdf
download v.1 · source
Tested in: none (trac)
Translate: Another bundle has modern English translations ·   Arabic 

Math and Science

icon for other Biology : An overview of biomes and phyla of the world edit
.. 
Maintainers: Sj, Charles  ·  License: CC-BY  ·  Mime types:
Download v.5 · source
Tested in: none (trac)
Translate: ·   index page in english, content in english, content stored in top-level directory. 


icon for other Wikislice chemistry : a collection of chemistry information edit
to be updated with data from the WP 0.7 project 
Maintainers: sj, zdenek  ·  License: GFDL  ·  Mime types:
Download v.3 · source
Tested in: none (trac)
Translate: ·   In en/es/pt/fr 


icon for other Wikislice physics : a collection of physics information edit
to be updated with data from the WP 0.7 project 
Maintainers: sj, zdenek  ·  License: GFDL  ·  Mime types:
Download v.3 · source
Tested in: none (trac)
Translate: ·   In en/es/pt/fr 

Images

icon for other Nature photographs : Nature photographs from Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons edit
library core. see also Projects/Wikipedia; currently not sharing images, but cross-linking 
Maintainers: Sj  ·  License: GFDL  ·  Mime types:
Download v.2 · source
Tested in: none (trac)
Translate: ·   little text. 


icon for other Famous paintings : A selection of images of famous classical paintings. edit
The images needs complete alt text and attribution. 
Maintainers:  ·  License: various (cc-by, cc-sa, gfdl)  ·  Mime types:
Download v.2 · source
Tested in: none (trac)
Translate: ·    


icon for other World culture : Selections from the Library of Congress's World Digital Library edit
library core. there are translations of many of these in the Library; here the text is english. 
Maintainers: Sj  ·  License: PD  ·  Mime types:
Download v.3 · source
Tested in: ship.2 (trac)
Translate: en ·    

Music and Video

icon for other Sample media : Sample audio and video edit
formerly 'Audio & Video' 
Maintainers:  ·  License: unknown  ·  Mime types:
Download v. ·
Tested in: none (trac)
Translate: ·    


icon for other Music samples : Music samples for a Browse-able media collection edit
library core. 
Maintainers: Music/Music curators, Andriani  ·  License: CC-BY  ·  Mime types: .ogg
Download v.3 · source
Tested in: none (trac)
Translate: ·   these aren't tightly bound to a region, but sample collections by region are needed. Browsing Csound collections would cover most musical traditions. 


icon for other Csound manual : An overview of how to use Csound edit
.. 
Maintainers: Richard Boulanger  ·  License: GFDL  ·  Mime types:
Download v.1 · source
Tested in: none (trac)
Translate: ·   currently English 
icon for read Musical look at waste : Learn how you can build your own musical instruments from everyday waste material! edit
.. 
Maintainers: User:HoboPrimate  ·  License: cc-by-sa  ·  Mime types:
Download v.1 · source
Tested in: none (trac)
Translate: ·   English version 
icon for read Olhar musical pelos residuos : Aprende como podes construir os teus instrumentos musicais com material descartável do dia-a-dia! edit
.. 
Maintainers: User:HoboPrimate  ·  License: cc-by-sa  ·  Mime types:
Download v.1 · source
Tested in: none (trac)
Translate: ·   Portuguese version 

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Maintainers:  ·  License: unknown  ·  Mime types:
| width="30%" name="versions, builds, locales"| Download v. ·
Tested in: none (trac)
Translate: ·     |} {{;projectfromDOOM_3

Web Links

icon for other Links : Useful links for teachers, students, and parents. edit
 
Maintainers:  ·  License: unknown  ·  Mime types:
Download v. ·
Tested in: none (trac)
Translate: ·    

Health and Water

icon for other Uniwiki : A set of water and sanitation materials, with links to community pages. edit
Index page in spanish, with link to second index page in english. Two versions of content, english and spanish. 
Maintainers: user:chriswaterguy  ·  License: unknown  ·  Mime types:
download v.1 ·
Tested in: (trac)
Translate: none ·   en, es 

Languages

icon for other Yay Bee See : An interactive ABC picturebook edit
Index page in English. Photos universal; easy to localize. 
Maintainers: bsittler, wade  ·  License: unknown  ·  Mime types:
download v.10 ·
Tested in: (trac)
Translate: none ·   en 
icon for other Translation dictionary : A compact multilingual translation dictionary edit
library core. see also the more detailed dictionaries in Words and at Dictionary 
Maintainers: Zdenek Broz  ·  License: various; CC-BY  ·  Mime types:
Download v.4 · source
Tested in: none (trac)
Translate: en, es, pt ·   with translations also to ar, ru 
icon for colingo Colingo : A set of language-learning videos edit
needs developers to help turn mock-up and description into code. 
Maintainers: Ben Lowenstein  ·  License: unknown  ·  Mime types:
Download v.1 · source
Tested in: (trac)
Translate: none ·    

Draft / proposed collections

icon for other Age 5 Math : A math bundle in Flash edit
Content Bundle in the works for K-12 e-learning courses in English and Spanish. Portuguese and French to come soon. First course for testing. Release 12/12 
Maintainers: e-Learning for Kids  ·  License: unknown  ·  Mime types:
Download v.1 ·
Tested in: (trac)
Translate: none ·   learning courses in En and Es coming, Pt and Fr to follow. 
icon for other Sacred texts : A bundle of sacred texts from various religions edit
Just a suggestion at this stage. Based on the assumption that we shouldn't be giving kids a limited selection of religious texts. It's too much like endorsing certain religions. However a large selection of texts representing all major and some minor religions has educational value. Representative materials from world religion course. 
Maintainers: user:ZdenekBroz  ·  License: unknown  ·  Mime types:
Download v. · source
Tested in: (trac)
Translate: ·    
icon for other Classical music : A selection of midi files of famous classical pieces edit
Midi set desperately ISO scores to self 
Maintainers: Midi group  ·  License: unknown  ·  Mime types: midi
Download v.1 · source
Tested in: none (trac)
Translate: does localization into new musical families / transposition / "early music" rendering count? ·    
icon for other Appropedia : A set of water and sanitation materials edit
Intended: long and mini versions, and perhaps "A. Jr" as well. Currently being created on appropedia[1] 
Maintainers: [user:chriswaterguy]]  ·  License: unknown  ·  Mime types:
Download v.1 ·
Tested in: (trac)
Translate: none ·   English only 
icon for other TeleHealth Database : Medical ref and diagnosis aid. edit
 
Maintainers: DyD  ·  License: unknown  ·  Mime types: n/a
Download v. ·
Tested in: (trac)
Translate: ·    
icon for other Children's dictionary : edit
built from dicts.info, dictionary collections from Bablyon, and the collections that ended up in Words
Maintainers:  ·  License: unknown  ·  Mime types:
Download v. ·
Tested in: none (trac)
Translate: ·    

To-do

  • Update the browser mime-type list so it knows how to unpack and stow away library bundles
  • Update the library main page to generate its navigation dynamically from its directory list
  • Publicise this standard to people with game, audio, video, text, and other libraries; including activities that are registering mime-types with the browser and want to offer a way to browse their projects without launching them directly: for instance, Etoys should automatically produce a collection linking to its projects on the laptop build... perhaps with a section linking to other projects online.
  • Define the generic bundle type for simple collections of files to be shared
  • Unify bundle metadata and extensions to avoid extra custom formats and specialized hacks
  • Set up converters for SCORM and similar zipped formats that track extra data about bundle use or bundle-related data. (note that in current implementation, it makes more sense to convert them to 'activity' bundles than to 'content' bundles since they capture usage data and provide that to [the browser/launching app].)
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