eBranch in a Box is an initiative from the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) to assist Idaho libraries in having a web presence, which is defined as having a vital website that is an extension of the library providing information about or access to library services.
eBranch in a Box Purpose
The Idaho Commission for Libraries’ eBranch in a Box project enables Idaho libraries and related library organizations to establish a web presence taking advantage of edit-in-place technology, RSS and blogging capabilities, requiring a minimum of specialized technical knowledge and software.
eBranch in a Box Project Scope Statement
The eBranch in a Box project exists to realize its purpose by supporting participants, promoting usage, and maintaining and improving the eBranch system. The project is designed specifically to allow libraries to manage text-, HTML-, image- and RSS-based content on the Internet. Managing multimedia content (such as video, podcasts, imagery etc.) is possible through eBranch but is not officially supported, with the exception of images, and is considered outside of scope when advanced support is necessary.