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Kibbutz Ravid

Digitizing and computerizing an educational center and an educational library for teachers and educators in northern Israel

Background:

Kibbutz Ravid was established in 1982 by the Takam (Kibbutz movement), with the help of the Jewish Agency. In 1994 the Kibbutz was handed over to the founding group of the adult members of Hanoar Haoved Vehalomed, in order to develop a new settlement model, an "educational Kibbutz", and turn it into a living educational center in the heart of Galilee ; while at the same time continuing to develop the orchard and the factory.

Ravid's members, numbering 110, are now operating diverse educational programs, targeting youth from all sectors and segments of the Israeli society. Ravid's educators' community is now involved with thousands of youth from Galilee and all over Israel, both in formal and informal educational frameworks. Ravid's people continue to co-opt more educators to the Kibbutz, develop education facilities and buildings and to expand the educational activity in the region and in Israel as a whole. Among others, there are permanent training courses for Border Police officers.

Located in the heart of Ravid, a library and an educational center serve both educators from the Kibbutz as education students and teachers from northern Israel ; as well as seminar participants who lodge at the seminar center in the Kibbutz.

The library includes over 20,000 titles. Diverse educational programs in many subjects are developed in the educational center, including Democracy, Humanism, Social involvement, Zionism and Leadership. These programs serve both the seminars in the educational center and various educational activities in Galilee and northern Israel .

Objectives

Today, most of the library is not computerized and therefore allows only low accessibility to the educators and students. In order to make the library accessible to them and to the general public, it is necessary to establish a computerization and multimedia infrastructure in the library. There is also a need for scanning and digitization of the various library and learning center documents & materials.

The main objectives of the project are:

  • To modify the library and set up computerized infrastructure for the needs of the community of educators and teachers.
     

  • To make the materials in the library and training center accessible for remote digital searching and indexing.

Contact:
Gary Levy

054-6734322