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[edit] Mission Statement
The mission of the library is to serve expert and hacker-y literature to people in Noisebridge right now.
[edit] How do I add a new book to the library?
- Find the book on Open Library
- If the book is not there, create an account and add the book (2 minutes)
- Add the book's OLID number to our Catalog: http://library.noisebridge.net/new/
- Remember to put in the secret code and press submit!
- You will see a green bar when successful
- Put the book on the shelf under its category
[edit] Library: What's the point?
There's already a public library!
Since there's a public library, we're going to focus on books that fill the needs of people using the space right now.
Anyone can access what they want over the internet almost all the time!
If electronic books are already accessible, we can focus on the people who would still prefer to use a paper copy.
A more refined goal:
The Library can serve expert and hacker-y literature to people in Noisebridge right now.
How do we get there? Quantify, Expand, Prune!
- First: Understand what books we have.
- Second: Create a process to acquire hacker-y books and expert references.
- Third: Prune our shelves a bit. Bring the average usefulness up.
[edit] Searchable Catalog / library-org
An application exists to organize our books and submit new books by ISBN.
Go to application: http://library.noisebridge.net
[edit] How many books do we have right now?
A book barcode scannning effort was performed in October-December 2015 using noisebridge-bookscanner.
- 75 barcodes were not identified. Those books are not yet ingested into library-org. If you find one please add it.
- 1657 books have been ingested into library-org using Open Library
IMPORTANT: If you do any of the work below, be sure to update the list to remove the ones you added.
Here is a list of the barcodes that aren't yet in library-org. Each one represents an unknown book... please solve me.
[023472033055, 044903006998, 037145005997, 065373004994, 071001002751, 070999003955, 076783007505, 070999002958, 037145006994, 072742002253, 070999006994, 072742006992, 076814002950, 076714003958, 071831003959, 099455005951, 065373004994, 076783005952, 076714003507, 037145007991, 048228513476, 071001005998, 044903006950, 051488012955, 689253595350, 071136003951, 071149003955, 037145005997, 078073002252, 081262218570, 071001006995, 048228007951, 051857024954, 081262224052, 784376003680, 081262484203, 081262462904, 076714004993, 081262224496, 081262224038, 099751187405, 046363021214, 046363020170, 046363020187, 046363020200, 046363021016, 046363020194, 046363021108, 080742060227, 046363090760, 046363090753, 046363091163, 046363091125, 046363092139, 046363091262, 046363010607, 073999992922, 761941237640, 078814003999, 081262224519, 636920003625, 636920005407, 074470844600, 074470844600, 071009002753, 037038018950, 725274844609, 016067014959, 045863052469, 636920000204, 636920928430, 636920923121, 852766001568, 639785300564]
One way to solve these is to google the UPC individually and find the book it corresponds to. At least one of the books in here is available this way. Try to find out which one!!
Here is a list of ISBNs that aren't in openlibrary or library-org. The workflow to add these is to find them on amazon, type the data into OpenLibrary, then import the OLID into library-org.
['2900814757108'(Cannot find online 7-2-16),'9780439740685', '9783000502132', '6879909851426', '9780765353702', '9780765365385', '9780765368669', '9871565045062', '9780615314389', '9781424335114', '9780471932192', '9780558496180', '9781426206399', '9781847084798', '9780991516650', '9780991516667', '9780991516643', '9781935182801', '9780204964261', '9780141033303', '9780558585112', '9780536403124', '9780071215572', '9780495563327', '9780988628601', '9788466632195', '9781848840294', '9783826614507', '9780486493480', '9780486491172', '9780596520762', '9781434891471', '9781935551034', '9781408809785', '9781741047394', '9781741046731', '9780849762635', '9781484076002', '9781435117419', '9781590599938', '9180581583909', '9781936754076', '9782021190496', '9780985978839', '9780954734510', '9780557604142', '9780982634813', '9780486492964', '9780486491677', '9780486780849', '9780138440930', '9781118446713', '5486951682406', '9780124077263', '9780521636360', '9781443728836', '9780495439455', '9780486493367', '9780486493831', '9780521627276', '9780071798990', '9773540605295', '9781849687881', '9780982106013', '9781782166061', '9780977920150', '9789861371429', '9781604390094', '2900471629473', '9782021190496', '9781107407367', '9781401222765', '9789861371429', '9780465030798', '9780134770840', '9780536647368', '9781596914520', '9780072123692', '9781906332150', '9781401222765', '9780536860194', '9780486493572', '9780486780405', '9780307908292', '9781446525807', '9784756242730', '9781570272424', '9780982106013', '9780982106006', '9780982106006', '9781422466018', '9781439040379', '9788131726266', '9780822020646', '9789866805271', '9781405471923', '9781889307305', '9783826609268', '9781893007246', '9780137130481', '9781618650566', '2370000094384', '9780486492773', '9780986650208', '9780984563531', '9781428205987', '9780486781211', '9781451656299', '9783950237238', '9780393078145', '9780486471426', '9780558389093', '9780486492841', '9780312664800', '9781423958925', '9781426020773', '9781426020896', '9781426020728', '9780486499826', '9780486493510', '9781405473699', '9780486497389', '9780486780498', '9781118736067', '9781435442023', '9781422466032', '9780314939449', '9780486497372', '9781624072680', '9780132730358', '9781449393090', '9781482614374', '9780865716513', '9781934781869', '0671436724', '0899430767', '0822951185', '055583874X', '0929001037', '0873938551', '0394467442', '020156291x', '020103803x', '093237607x', '020112078x', '0471304158', '0075537834', '012460515x', '3540550753', '091489465x', '047021533x', '020115790x', '187870723x', '013699976x', '084937104x', '093717579x', '8477780021', '0568810741',]
These partial codes are not in library-org. They were in the original barcode scan. They represent books but are incomplete. They may be LCCNs.
['15444007', '5712914', '096167237', '06182138']
[edit] What can I do?
Lots of help is needed! There are many open initiatives below:
[edit] Current Initiatives
- Initiative 1: Filter books into white banker boxes to be stored out of sight (stacks)
- Initiative 2: Collect sets of topic books from experts and source these books
- Initiative 3: Add dewey decimal system to library
- Initiative 4: Improve library-org
- Initiative 5: Organize by Topic
Initiative 1: Filter books for the stacks
- We should take less relevant books off the shelves
- Put books that do not belong on the shelves into the white banker boxes by the bookshelf.
- Tell user:robbintt if a box fills up
- Leave the box by the bookshelves
Initiative 2: Source New Books
- Are you really good at something or reasonably well read? Make us a list of must-have books!
- Add themed lists here: Resources/Library/Dead_Tree#Suggested Books
- You can help acquire books by sourcing books on these lists!
- Don't subtract them from the lists though, we can make a system for checking them off
Initiative 3: Dewey Decimal!
- Label all 1449 books already in library-org with ISBNs on the spine
- Recommended to use colored labels by broad subject
- Label the shelves and sort the books into their locations
- This could be supported by the library-org app, using a checklist or something. Since you can see the spine it may not be necessary
- library-org needs a utility to allow you to manually edit an entry's dewey decimal (to add missing ones)
Initiative 4: Improve library-org
- library-org is a Flask app
- Current capabilities: receive new books, substring search, add location to each book, register new locations.
Initiative 5: Organize by topic
- The library books were last organized and labeled during the October 2015 Noisebridge Refresh.
- The library books are now only partially organized and need reorganized.
[edit] Other Hackerspaces with Libraries
- Hackerbot Labs Koha?
- LVL1
- ACKspace List in a Wiki
- Bridgewire Dead Tree setup
- Garoa Hacker Clube Koha
[edit] Books We Want!
People with experience and opinions about various topics can add recommendations below for books we should buy for the library.
[edit] Mathematics
Curated by: begriffs
Title | Author | ISBN |
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Calculus | Spivak | 978-0914098911 |
Calculus Vol 1 | Apostol | 978-0471000051 |
Calculus Vol 2 | Apostol | 978-0471000075 |
Principles of Mathematical Analysis | Rudin | 978-0070856134 |
Real and Complex Analysis | Rudin | 978-0070542341 |
Calculus on Manifolds | Spivak | 978-0805390216 |
Counterexamples in Analysis | Gelbaum | 978-0486428758 |
Linear Algebra Done Right | Axler | 978-3319110790 |
Linear Algebra Problem Book | Halmos | 978-0883853221 |
Algebra | Lang | 978-0387953854 |
Algebra | Isaacs | 978-0821847992 |
Topology | Munkres | B004DX5K5K |
General Topology | Kelley | 978-0923891558 |
Counterexamples in Topology | Steen | 978-0486687353 |
Beginning Logic | Lemon | 978-0915144501 |
A Mathematical Introduction to Logic | Enderton | 978-0122384523 |
Mathematical Logic | Ebbinghaus | 978-0387942582 |
Model Theory | Marker | 978-0387987606 |
Set Theory | Jech | 978-3540440857 |
Elementary Geometry from an Advanced Standpoint | Moise | 978-0201508673 |
Introduction to Geometry | Coxeter | 978-0471504580 |
Geometry: Euclid and Beyond | Hartshorne | 978-0387986500 |
Surreal Numbers: How Two Ex-Students Turned on to Pure Mathematics and Found Total Happiness | Knuth | 978-0201038125 |
[edit] "Data Science"
(observe the quotes...)
Title | Author | Suggested By |
---|---|---|
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable | Nassim Nicholas Taleb | Danukeru |
Statistics Done Wrong: The Woefully Complete Guide | Alex Reinhart | Danukeru |
[edit] Electronics
Curated by: Dakota
Title | Author | ISBN |
---|---|---|
Getting Started in Electronics | Mims III, Forrest M. | 978-0945053286 |
The Art of Electronics | Horowitz, Paul | 978-0521809269 |
[edit] Books of Interest - Aestetix
Curated by: aestetix
Title | Author | Suggested By |
---|---|---|
Godel Escher Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid | Douglas R Hofstader | aestetix |
I Am a Strange Loop | Douglas R Hofstader | Danukeru |
The Mind's I | Daniel Dennett, Douglas R Hofstadter | Danukeru |
The Society of Mind | Marvin Minsky | Danukeru |
The Emotion Machine | Marvin Minsky | Danukeru |
The Art of Computer Programming | Don Knuth | aestetix |
1984 | George Orwell | aestetix |
Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution | Steven Levy | aestetix |
Ender's Game | Orson Scott Card | aestetix |
The Code Book | Simon Singh | aestetix |
Cryptonomicon | Neal Stephenson | aestetix |
Code | Charles Petzold | aestetix |
The Annotated Turing | Charles Petzold | aestetix |
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man | James Joyce | aestetix |
Ulysses | James Joyce | aestetix |
The Magus | John Fowles | aestetix |
The Collector | John Fowles | aestetix |
The French Lieutenant's Woman | John Fowles | aestetix |
Technopoly | Neil Postman | aestetix |
The Illuminatus! Trilogy | Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson | aestetix |
Shrodinger's Cat | Robert Anton Wilson | aestetix |
The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand | aestetix |
Atlas Shrugged | Ayn Rand | aestetix |
The Hacker Crackdown | Bruce Sterling | aestetix |
I, Robot | Isaac Asimov | aestetix |
Snow Crash | Neal Stephenson | aestetix |
The Gold Bug Variations | Richard Powers | aestetix |
The Codebreakers | David Kahn | aestetix |
Gravity's Rainbow | Thomas Pynchon | aestetix |
Little Brother | Cory Doctorow | aestetix |
The Martian | Andy Weir | Danukeru |
[edit] Books of Interest - Mitch
Curated by: Mitch
V | Thomas Pynchon | Mitch |
Infinite Jest | David Foster Wallace | Mitch |
White Noise | Don DeLillo | Mitch |
In Search of Lost Time | Marcel Proust | Mitch |
The Sound and the Fury | William Faulkner | Mitch |
Cat's Cradle | Kurt Vonnegut | Mitch |
Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture | Arthur Evans | Mitch |
Foucault's Pendulum | Umberto Eco | Mitch |
Quantum Psychology | Robert Anton Wilson | Mitch |
In the Absence of the Sacred | Jerry Mander | Mitch |
Dancer From the Dance | Andrew Holleran | Mitch |
An Arrow's Flight | Mark Merlis | Mitch |
To the Lighthouse | Virginia Woolf | Mitch |
The Satanic Verses | Salman Rushdie | Mitch |
Passage to India | E. M. Forster | Mitch |