Tradition gets tech update with Kazakh ‘IT Yurt’
A library in the east Kazakhstan city of Ust-Kamenogorsk is trying a new way to get kids connected to information. Earlier this month, the city’s Pushkin Library opened a new IT center housed in a yurt structure.
In Kazakhstan, a yurt is a round dwelling made of a wooden-ribbed frame and felt covering and is was traditionally used by nomads on the Central Asian steppes. The IT Yurt offers Wi-Fi, laptops, web cameras, scanners, and other devices for local youth to use.