Since launching Bibliotecha as a project in 2013 many things changed, for one, some of the initial contributors founded and joined Varia. This is a artist-run initiative for developing collective approaches to everyday technology. Within the context of Varia we chose to make more time for maintaining some of the earlier collective projects, including Bibliotecha. As time goes by these collective multi-author projects tend slip out of sight as it becomes difficult for individuals to take ownership and give the project the care it deserves. As part of this effort we want to (partly) re-write and update the software stack. This with the aim to improve documentation for installation and usage, ease the facilitate longer term maintenance and reach out more to the community.
Bibliotecha is a voluntary community project, a framework to facilitate the local distribution of digital publications within a small community.This form aims to collect some user feedback from people involved in some way with the Bibliotecha project. Bibliotecha is a framework to facilitate the local distribution of digital publications within a small community. It relies on a microcomputer running open-source software to serve books over a local wifi hotspot. Using the browser to connect to the library one can retrieve or donate texts. Bibliotecha proposes an alternative model of distribution of digital texts that allows specific communities to form and share their own collections.
If you don't feel like filling in text and feel like just talking, we can do a teleconference (skype, etc.?)
Thanks for taking the time to fill it in,
Yoana (part of the Bibliotecha team)