[chbot] Library and books

Richard Jones richard.jones.1952 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 07:44:12 GMT 2010

The library sounds like a lovely idea to add even more value to our
meetings. The central library is great for lending books so I was wondering
if we could extend the idea to tools, parts or even robots. Of course we can
rotate items through the free stuff table if we don't feel the need to have
them back. Or raffle popular items like the propeller protoboards that Hanno
and Parallax have generously donated. Provided people take their unwanted
items home again the free stuff table manages itself quite informally like
everything else we do :-) We could add a sticker to our library items worded
something like 'Christchurch Robotics Library' Return to the free stuff
table when finished. Any thoughts? I have some books I could donate.


On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 12:43 PM, Andrew Errington <
a.errington at lancaster.ac.uk> wrote:

> On Wed, 10 Feb 2010 07:53:32 Chris and Liz wrote:
> > Maybe we could start our own wee library? I have some electronic mags I
> > could donate and a really good robotic book that I have 2 editions of and
> > could donate the older one. What does everyone else think?
> I think it's a great idea, but it needs some commitment from someone to
> keep
> an eye on it.  One thing I have used to do this sort of thing is
> LibraryThing
> (www.librarything.com).  You can enter all the books that are part of the
> collection, even if they are physically dispersed among many people, then
> you
> can use the tag field to say if a book is 'in' or 'out', and if it's out,
> who
> has it.
> To be honest, I have found the Christchurch library to have a generally
> good
> collection of books of all kinds.  If you want to donate your books to them
> it would be easier to let them manage them.
> Best wishes,
> Andrew
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