Burngreave Messenger.
Issue 41 May 2004

Internet library

by admins@burngreave.net

What is library.burngreave.net?

It’s a volunteer experiment in sharing information.

In a traditional library patrons come and go, but it’s difficult to form relationships with people. In fact, if you try to talk with someone holding a book you like – you’ll probably get shushed! library.burngreave.net works in the opposite way, where the library function depends on interaction.

How does it work?

Create an account, then add books and videos that you wish to share. Then you can search for specific authors or titles, browse individual collections, find nearby users, or find people who like books in common with yours.

If the owner of a book or video you’re interested in has time for you to pick it up, you can borrow them for a fixed period. There is no obligation to lend an item if you don’t want to.

There is a feedback system for managing trust. Lenders leave positive or negative feedback for borrowers on return. These positive or negative points contribute to an overall “score” which lenders can use to gauge the trustworthiness of a borrower. Lenders can also comment to be more specific.

Register today with http://library.burngreave.net/ and start building the community!


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