Dead Tree Lovers

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Description We love books. Bring books to donate to our library! Chat with us about library systems. etc
Has website https://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Dead_Tree_Lovers
Persons working on Hellekin
Self-organized sessions
Tags books, library
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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
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  irc.hackint.org #deadtreelovers
  https://wiki.hackerspaces.org/Dead_Tree_Lovers
  https://www.librarything.com/catalog/hacklib
  https://lists.hackerspaces.org/mailman/listinfo/deadtreelovers
  rss: https://www.librarything.com/rss/recent/hacklib
  twitter: https://twitter.com/hacklibrary