If you use a book or like it, and want to make sure it doesn't get weeded, please write your name or something indicative of your interest on the inside front cover.
Noisebridge has a lot of them, they're mostly sorted, mostly sitting on our South wall shelf. Here's a rough description of what books can be found where.
- Small black shelf on west side of library
- Kids' books
- RPG books
- General interest, how-to
- Taller shelf on west side
- Politics, philosophy, fiction, art
- North wall
- Graphics programming books at top and along the east side
- Math and science
- Computer and Internet culture
- Programming Languages, Hacking
- Computer Science books
- Operating systems
- North wall near electronics area
- Electronics books
- Parts catalogs
The books are currently for the most part sorted thanks to Al. Proposed systems to help keep the books mostly organized:
- Color code or number shelves and books. Books that belong on the "Yellow" shelf will have a yellow sticker on it.
- Leave it chaos
- bar codes or QR codes or library of congress index numbers
A library catalog system for Noisebridge would be awesome! Here are some requirements, adding items to this list doesn't actually mean anything.
Cataloging and checkout are separable problems.
- Open source software with a nice license that wont fuck us over in the future.
- Web based.
- Quickly add books to the library via ISBN or bar code scan.
- Book search returns the last known location of a book (such as "Green Shelf" or "Book Case 8").
- Books can have a checked out status in addition to its last known location, date of check out should be displayed.
- Users can check out books without the need to register, as in when they check out a book it'll ask for a name and email, blank entries should be allowed as anonymous.
- Users who leave an email address will get a reminder email with a list of books they have checked out once a week.
- Integration with http://openlibrary.org.
- Book search returns results with descriptions and a cover scraped from some other part of the internet.
- Library database in an open format to easily export later on.
- Ability to use a barcode scanner.