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Samuel Klein

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Jul 20, 2011, 4:04:46 PM7/20/11
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Update posted to Meta: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/LibLabs

We're still largely looking for abstract use cases, similar projects
around the world, groups that would use a space in DC, and volunteers
to staff the DCPL lab while others use it.

Nate and I talked to the founders of "The Uni Project" which is
implementing what could be considered a two- or three-module liblab
(mainly for group reading, reconfigurable space, and workshops) in NYC
and Boston. Lots of good overlap there; once we've nailed down an
elevator pitch next month they might sign on as a partner.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/uni/the-uni-a-portable-open-air-reading-room-for-publi

[Cross-posting to the wm-dc for information only; please continue
discussion on the liblabs list!]

Sam.

Nate Hill

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Jul 20, 2011, 4:35:07 PM7/20/11
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When the time comes to reach out to more libraries and library systems with a complete plan, let me know- there's a long list of what I believe will be eager partners.  I just don't want to jump the gun.

N

Samuel Klein

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Jul 20, 2011, 4:42:40 PM7/20/11
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Let's target having a better elevator pitch -- a lede section no more
than 8 sentences on the project page, with a few thumbnail sketches --
by the first week in August. Then we can reach out.

"A hackspace for knowledge" has been my most successful pitch so far.

S


On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 4:35 PM, Nate Hill <nathan...@gmail.com> wrote:
> When the time comes to reach out to more libraries and library systems with
> a complete plan, let me know- there's a long list of what I believe will be
> eager partners.  I just don't want to jump the gun.
> N
>

> On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 1:04 PM, Samuel Klein <met...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Update posted to Meta: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/LibLabs
>>
>> We're still largely looking for abstract use cases, similar projects
>> around the world, groups that would use a space in DC, and volunteers
>> to staff the DCPL lab while others use it.
>>
>> Nate and I talked to the founders of "The Uni Project" which is
>> implementing what could be considered a two- or three-module liblab
>> (mainly for group reading, reconfigurable space, and workshops) in NYC
>> and Boston.  Lots of good overlap there; once we've nailed down an
>> elevator pitch next month they might sign on as a partner.
>>
>>  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/uni/the-uni-a-portable-open-air-reading-room-for-publi
>>
>> [Cross-posting to the wm-dc for information only; please continue
>> discussion on the liblabs list!]
>>
>> Sam.
>
>
>
> --
> Nate Hill
> nathan...@gmail.com
> http://www.natehill.net
>
>

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Nate Hill

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Jul 20, 2011, 5:02:01 PM7/20/11
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One of the unique things about this space is that in the 'read-write' digital landscape, this design is focused on the 'write' more than the 'read'.  Traditionally, libraries focus on the 'read' and lately they've been tacking on 'write' as an afterthought.  We are the first to really be designing first for the 'write', and second for the 'read' .

N


On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 1:42 PM, Samuel Klein <meta.sj@gmail.com> wrote:
Let's target having a better elevator pitch -- a lede section no more
than 8 sentences on the project page, with a few thumbnail sketches --
by the first week in August.  Then we can reach out.

"A hackspace for knowledge" has been my most successful pitch so far.

S


On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 4:35 PM, Nate Hill <nathan...@gmail.com> wrote:
> When the time comes to reach out to more libraries and library systems with
> a complete plan, let me know- there's a long list of what I believe will be
> eager partners.  I just don't want to jump the gun.
> N
>
> On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 1:04 PM, Samuel Klein <meta.sj@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Update posted to Meta: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/LibLabs
>>
>> We're still largely looking for abstract use cases, similar projects
>> around the world, groups that would use a space in DC, and volunteers
>> to staff the DCPL lab while others use it.
>>
>> Nate and I talked to the founders of "The Uni Project" which is
>> implementing what could be considered a two- or three-module liblab
>> (mainly for group reading, reconfigurable space, and workshops) in NYC
>> and Boston.  Lots of good overlap there; once we've nailed down an
>> elevator pitch next month they might sign on as a partner.
>>
>>  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/uni/the-uni-a-portable-open-air-reading-room-for-publi
>>
>> [Cross-posting to the wm-dc for information only; please continue
>> discussion on the liblabs list!]
>>
>> Sam.
>
>
>
> --
> Nate Hill
> nathan...@gmail.com
> http://www.natehill.net
>
>



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Nate Hill

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Jul 20, 2011, 5:22:55 PM7/20/11
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re: similar projects around the world, check:

Kista Idea Lab, Stockholm http://kistaidealab.se/
The innovation group at DOK, Delft http://www.dok.info/
Pretty much everything going on in Aarhus DK http://www.aakb.dk/

I have contacts at these places if there is anyone we wish to speak to more about their programs and experiences.

N

On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 1:04 PM, Samuel Klein <meta.sj@gmail.com> wrote:

Samuel Klein

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Jul 20, 2011, 6:38:22 PM7/20/11
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Could we put together a LL review board for our designs, with someone
from each of these groups? To give us fast feedback over the course
of the summer. An easier and more targeted request than looking for
people who have space and want to implement something new.

SJ


On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 5:22 PM, Nate Hill <nathan...@gmail.com> wrote:
> re: similar projects around the world, check:
> Kista Idea Lab, Stockholm http://kistaidealab.se/
> The innovation group at DOK, Delft http://www.dok.info/
> Pretty much everything going on in Aarhus DK http://www.aakb.dk/
> I have contacts at these places if there is anyone we wish to speak to more
> about their programs and experiences.
> N
>

> On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 1:04 PM, Samuel Klein <met...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>

>> Update posted to Mta: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/LibLabs


>>
>> We're still largely looking for abstract use cases, similar projects
>> around the world, groups that would use a space in DC, and volunteers
>> to staff the DCPL lab while others use it.
>>
>> Nate and I talked to the founders of "The Uni Project" which is
>> implementing what could be considered a two- or three-module liblab
>> (mainly for group reading, reconfigurable space, and workshops) in NYC
>> and Boston.  Lots of good overlap there; once we've nailed down an
>> elevator pitch next month they might sign on as a partner.
>>
>>  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/uni/the-uni-a-portable-open-air-reading-room-for-publi
>>
>> [Cross-posting to the wm-dc for information only; please continue
>> discussion on the liblabs list!]
>>
>> Sam.
>
>
>
> --
> Nate Hill
> nathan...@gmail.com
> http://www.natehill.net
>
>

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Nate Hill

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Jul 20, 2011, 6:44:06 PM7/20/11
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Great idea.  I have a couple of other folks I think would be very helpful on a review board.  I'll put this together.

On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 3:38 PM, Samuel Klein <meta.sj@gmail.com> wrote:
Could we put together a LL review board for our designs, with someone
from each of these groups?  To give us fast feedback over the course
of the summer.  An easier and more targeted request than looking for
people who have space and want to implement something new.

SJ


On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 5:22 PM, Nate Hill <nathan...@gmail.com> wrote:
> re: similar projects around the world, check:
> Kista Idea Lab, Stockholm http://kistaidealab.se/
> The innovation group at DOK, Delft http://www.dok.info/
> Pretty much everything going on in Aarhus DK http://www.aakb.dk/
> I have contacts at these places if there is anyone we wish to speak to more
> about their programs and experiences.
> N
>
> On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 1:04 PM, Samuel Klein <meta.sj@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Update posted to Mta: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/LibLabs
>>
>> We're still largely looking for abstract use cases, similar projects
>> around the world, groups that would use a space in DC, and volunteers
>> to staff the DCPL lab while others use it.
>>
>> Nate and I talked to the founders of "The Uni Project" which is
>> implementing what could be considered a two- or three-module liblab
>> (mainly for group reading, reconfigurable space, and workshops) in NYC
>> and Boston.  Lots of good overlap there; once we've nailed down an
>> elevator pitch next month they might sign on as a partner.
>>
>>  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/uni/the-uni-a-portable-open-air-reading-room-for-publi
>>
>> [Cross-posting to the wm-dc for information only; please continue
>> discussion on the liblabs list!]
>>
>> Sam.
>
>
>
> --
> Nate Hill
> nathan...@gmail.com
> http://www.natehill.net
>
>



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