The Bookmobile

Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Other Roving Resources

On this page you will find information about other types of moving resource collections such as artmobiles, mobile galleries, and portable classrooms.

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The Artmobile

Artmobiles come in many varieties. Some are galleries on wheels, while others are portable art studios. Here are links to artmobiles around the country.


The Arkansas Arts Center Artmobile


The Artmobile of Colorado


Interview with an artmobile director. This artmobile is through the Miami public library.


House It, a mobile exhibition of sculpture.
Newspaper story about the artmobile from the Honolulu Star-Bulletin:


New Bedford Art Museum Artmobile


Bucks County Artmobile


University of Wyoming Art Museum Artmobile. This program serves Montana, Wyoming and Colorado

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Portable Classrooms

Portable classrooms are equipped with internet technology and brought to areas without access to that technology.

Source: "Portable and Mobile Classroom (PortMoC)"
by James F. Gerraughty

For more information, see this article:

"Portable and Mobile Classroom (PortMoC)"
Author(s):Gerraughty, James F.
Source:Association of Small Computer Users in Education (ASCUE), 37th, Myrtle Beach, SC, June 6-10, 2004
Pub Date:2004-06-00
The Portable and Mobile Classroom (PortMoC) began as an idea to bring Internet connectivity to places where there was no connectivity for education and healthcare, but still make the connection reasonably sustainable in terms of cost and manpower. Through trial and error and several research iterations, Saint Francis University's Center of Excellence for Remote and Medically Under-Served Areas (CERMUSA) finally settled upon a tow-behind-style trailer combining a small form factor with a satellite dish, self-contained power and IP distribution, and 802.11b standard laptop computers. The PortMoC has gone through several iterations, including physical vehicles. However, the research approach has been the same: Does this technology work as we intended and is it a viable means to education? CERMUSA has surveyed the technology, such as upload/download speeds and laptop Internet connections, and is looking to roll this out into real-world situations. As it stands currently, the average download speed is 385 Kbs and the upload speed is 14 Kbs, with 8 laptops receiving separate low-bandwidth video streams. Items for future research and discussion are: Is it possible to raise the download/upload speeds for the benefit of the students while keeping the costs down? What applications are appropriate to use in the PortMoC environment? [For complete proceedings, see ED490093.]

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