Join the LibLabs list, and be part of a design review panel-

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Nate Hill

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Jul 27, 2011, 11:29:09 PM7/27/11
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Hi folks.

I'm writing to ask if you'd be willing to serve on a design review panel for a very exciting project I've been co-coordinating (is that a word?) called the LibLab.  The LibLab is a beta sprint effort for the DPLA that is taking its prototypical form in the Washington DC Public Library's main library this summer.  Currently partners include Wikimedia DC, DCPL, and Noll & Tam Architects.  From the planning wiki:

"We will define a Library Lab as a standalone hackspace for people to work collaboratively on knowledge - creating, organizing, and sharing it. This will include digitization, annotation, publishing, and use of existing tools for library research and collection-making, particularly for personal and neighborhood projects.  A Lab will be a space for community members, educators, and librarians to learn about new tools, to develop personalized workspaces, and to run classes and workshops for others. It will include physical tools such as cameras and scanners and mixers and computers, and software tools for design, automation, mixing, and working with datasets."

Please don't stop there, progress to the planning wiki itself.

More importantly, after reading this email, join the mailing list and introduce yourself.

I should probably say something more formal, but really I just emailed you all because I think you are super smart, work in public libraries, and have a good eye for the future of public libraries.  Shortly, there will be some concrete design specs to react to.  I only emailed a few of you to keep the panel feedback manageable: there will be room to expand this further shortly.  

Thanks!  Can't wait to hear from you-

Nate Hill

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Jul 28, 2011, 12:35:55 AM7/28/11
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Hey Aaron- 
Nah, just join up, read through the notes we have so far on the wiki...
This whole thing is moving fast and I wanted to pull a bunch of you in asap.
If anything you see doesn't make sense or if you have any questions, please send it at the list.
Thanks!  Really happy to have your voice in the mix.
N


On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 9:24 PM, aaron schmidt <libr...@gmail.com> wrote:
I'm honored, and I'm in!

Are we to do anything aside from joining the Google Group?

Samuel Klein

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Jul 28, 2011, 1:34:56 AM7/28/11
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Hello, all -- great to meet you :-)

We're looking for recommendations on improving the name, as well.

We had a meeting today with 12 staff from the DCPL who are hoping to
get involved - there's a lot of interest there in being the first
demo-space for this concept, but they don't have much time for
discussions about the abstract design, being hands-full of a specific
one. They should be a good source of practical questions about
implementation tradeoffs.

Sam

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Sarah Houghton-Jan

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Jul 30, 2011, 7:48:18 PM7/30/11
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And you have my spells (hey...I always played a mage).

Sarah





On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 10:12 PM, Andy Woodworth <wawoo...@gmail.com> wrote:
You have my bow...


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On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 9:54 PM, Sweeney, Patrick <swe...@smcl.org> wrote:

You all know I’m in.

 

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Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 6:47 PM
To: Samuel Klein
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Subject: Re: [LibLabs] Re: Join the LibLabs list, and be part of a design review panel-

 

count me in! looking forward to seeing how this plays into the DPLA betasprint and what we can learn from it.

thanks for invite nate!

cheers,
andrea

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gretchen caserotti

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Jul 31, 2011, 9:38:56 PM7/31/11
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Just back form vacation and catching up. Of course, happy to participate Nate, thanks for asking! Will look at links and get caught up.
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