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The e.Lib, Inc.

Awakening Anthroposophy in the World

Fremont, MI   |  https://www.elib.com/

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The e.Lib, Inc.

EIN: 20-0631312


Mission

The e.Lib is organized to: Serve as a resource for all who seek to enrich their lives and expand their knowledge and understanding through exploring the resources presented via the Internet by The e.Lib (electronic library) at http://www.elib.com. Anthroposopical Publications: Dedicated to publishing new translations of Anthroposophical works to researchers worldwide, in addition to publishing related original works. Study Groups: Facilitating groups of any size to research and discuss online in a safe, no-advertising, no-tracking environment.

Ruling year info

2004

Executive Director

Mr. James Dennis Stewart

Assistant Director

Ms Marylin J Kraker

Main address

PO Box 1

Fremont, MI 49412-0001 USA

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EIN

20-0631312

Subject area info

Arts and culture

Libraries

Web-based media

Human services

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

NTEE code info

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (A05)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (P05)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Tax forms

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many people throughout the world still do not have access to Libraries, or Book Stores. Additionally, many folks are not allowed to purchase books by any means. However, those folks can have access to the Internet, and thus can access the documents on our sites, including the unique research tools we provide.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

KnowNews dot Net

An electronic newswire of up-to-the-minute news, sports, entertainment,
tech, business, science, health, and Anthroposophical news.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Several bLogsite, including: Now I see ... Book Reviews, KnowNews dot Net, Fine Arts bLog, Star Calendar, Rudolf Steiner Archive bLog, Spirit Working.

Population(s) Served

Repository of over 650 artists from all eras, the only resource for Anthroposophically-inspired artists.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults
Children and youth

Providing publishing resources to Anthroposophically-inspired authors at a reasonable, if not free, expense. Translating and publishing both on-line and in book form, the over 3,000 lectures by Rudolf Steiner that have never been available in English.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups
Religious groups
Adolescents

The original archive and e.Library for the collected works of the Austrian philosopher, Rudolf Steiner, 1861-1925. Books, Articles, essays, verses, and thousands of lectures in English, the original German, and other languages, along with special search and comparison tools to aid in research. In the spirit of the original Internet, all information is free for everyone.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of works exhibited permanently

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The total number of books, individual lectures, articles, essays, and other documents that are on-line at the Rudolf Steiner e.Lib.

Total number of works acquired this year

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of documents added to the Rudolf Steiner e.Lib, where a document is a lecture, essay, article, verse, or chapter in a book.

Total number of works restored or preserved

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of documents that were restored to a readable form, digitized, and finally presented, on-line.

Total number of works commissioned

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Anthroposophical Publications

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of previously untranslated documents that have been commissioned for translation to English.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The main goal is, "Spreading the Words!" We aim to bring the knowledge of those gifted philosophers and individuals in the past to present-day peoples: Sharing the Words. "Accumulating information is the first step toward knowledge ... sharing that knowledge is the first step toward community." -- The e.Librarian.

1. Finding documents -- lectures, essays, articles, books -- that were written or given by individuals like Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Rudolf Steiner, and other philosophers and scientists;

2. Digitizing them in their native language and in translation to other languages;

3 Presenting them on the Internet in a searchable, comparable format for researchers, worldwide.

The founder of this organization has over 60 years of experience in the Computer/Information Technology sector, and over 60 years researching philosophical works. We have an extensive network of document servers stationed around the world. All this geared to provide an unique experience for the researcher or even the casual reader. We are serving almost 30,000 researchers each day, from every continent on Earth, including Antarctica!

We have over 2 million document pages on our sites! Over the last year we have added 249 individual lectures, articles, and books by Rudolf Steiner alone. as of the date of this writing in March of 2024, we have 4171 of the over 6570 lectures given by Rudolf Steiner. This is significant for those researching his works.

What's next is to continue adding new material and new research tools, providing better access for our researchers, old and new, and keeping the cost of access to "no charge."

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

The e.Lib, Inc.

Assets info

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Financial data

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The e.Lib, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $3,500
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $34,000
Expenses
Program Services $0
Administration $0
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $18,000
Total Expenses $16,000

The e.Lib, Inc.

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $34,000
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $32,000
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $2,000

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Mr. James Dennis Stewart

An entrepreneur and Anthroposophist with 61 years communicating and creating with computers of all sizes. With experience in the following industries: automotive, automotive suppliers, banking, gold & silver exchanges, stock brokerages, medical, real estate, security, telephone & communication, retail, wholesale, marine tropical fish husbandry, music, and more! Also with 58 years Database experience and 48 years in Anthroposophy. Whew!

Assistant Director

Marylin Kraker

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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

The e.Lib, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/11/2024
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Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

Mr. James Stewart

The eLib, Inc.

Term: 2004 -


Board co-chair

Ms Marylin Kraker

The eLib, Inc.

Term: 2004 -

Marylin J. Kraker

The eLib, inc

James D. Stewart

The eLib, inc

Kevin J. Stewart

Musician

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable