Keyword: Library

Resources

Unfold

„Unfold is an online publishing and archiving platform based upon the structure of the digital folder.“

http://unfold.thevolumeproject.com

Text in N-Dimensions / Xiangjun Shi Trofimov (Shixie) & Anne Burdick

„The project aims to re-invent the traditional reading interface for digital humanity scholars based on Jerome McGann’s idea: a “dynamic space that can be organized in an indefinite number of perspectives.” The idea is that the reader will be able to „wander“ through a field of text content, and by taking different perspective to view this field of content, derive different threads of argumentation.“

http://www.shixie.org/project_ndtext.html

Library of Babel / Jonathan Basile

„If completed, it would contain every possible combination of 1,312,000 characters, including lower case letters, space, comma, and period. Thus, it would contain every book that ever has been written, and every book that ever could be – including every play, every song, every scientific paper, every legal decision, every constitution, every piece of scripture, and so on. At present it contains all possible pages of 3200 characters, about 104677 books.“

https://libraryofbabel.info

Also, the principle applied to image data:
https://babelia.libraryofbabel.info

The Art of Google Books / Krissy Wilson

„The adversaria of Google Books: captured mark of the hand and digitization as rephotography.“

http://theartofgooglebooks.tumblr.com

Medieval Books / Erik Kwakkel

Nice blog about medieval book culture and reading practices. Especially interesting for example a post about bookmarking techniques.

http://medievalbooks.nl

Library Test Kitchen

Course at the Harvard Graduate School of Design on designing interventions for the library.

Bookstore of Loose Associations / Bureau of Loose Associations

http://www.piktogram.org/

Sitterwerk / Astrom/Zimmer

Workshop and symposium about alternative structures of order, especially in the context of the unique library in Sitterwerk. The books there are always located by RFID technology. Users have the freedom to create associative orders in the bookshelves while at the same time every item is digitally trackable. How can hidden relations made visible and other interactions with the material be enabled.

http://www.sitterwerk.ch/

Out of Order / Marianne Viero

Project about the library of the Rietveld University, working with some own orders.

http://www.marianneviero.com/