Dead Tree Lovers
|Description||We love books. Bring books to donate to our library! Chat with us about library systems. etc|
|Persons working on||Hellekin|
We will only bring a very small subset of books to the camp. But you're welcome to drop off books! At which village is not set yet, check back or find us on IRC.
In December 2014, over 500 books were brought to Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg for an experiment: During the busy days of Congress, with over 12.000 visitors, how will people react to a library of dead trees? In partnership with La Quadrature Du Thé and the Congress team, a cozy reading area was set up on the fourth floor. For us Dead Tree Lovers, to see all seats and carpet space occupied almost 24/7 by interested readers filled us with delight. The library lives on! And has considerably grown since. The database now contains over 666 titles. As a travelling library, we will bring it to places near you, to hacker events and hackerspaces, to other public spaces. It is currently hosted and accessible around the clock at OpenLab Augsburg, Germany, for free borrowing or cheap purchase, replacing existing books by other used copies. The database is limited in that it does not yet contain all of the historical material that we have so far collected on the earlier days of hacking, pre-80s. Thanks to Werner Pieper, a friend of Wau Holland and publisher, we have started to add rare material from the good old times when hacking was part of the broader political counterculture movement and not yet mainstream. Thanks to the CCC, we are now hosting a complete paper archive of the Chaos Computer Club publication 'Die Datenschleuder'. The Humanistische Union (HU) donated most (all?) of their publications. WE WANT MORE. The library needs your help. Please send us your books and reading suggestions for us to hunt down paper copies! Or better yet, send us offers first. We're open for anything tech, political, scifi, as long as you feel it influenced your life profoundly and is worth reading. The focus is hacker culture and its history in the broader sense. It is not necessary to give your books away forever, we can log the source and return it if and when you want it back.
JOIN! We have started a mailing list to discuss all kinds of book matters: book scanning, library software (or lack thereof), book recommendations etc.
the DTL team // July 2015 --------------------------------------------------------- irc.hackint.org #deadtreelovers https://wiki.hackerspaces.org/Dead_Tree_Lovers https://www.librarything.com/catalog/hacklib https://lists.hackerspaces.org/mailman/listinfo/deadtreelovers