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Private Library idea
« on: December 02, 2008, 02:53:12 am »

Completely free, late fees are always smaller than public libraries, and or no late fees but rather honest system.  Add more ideas!
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Re: Private Library idea
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008, 07:50:47 am »

Completely free, late fees are always smaller than public libraries, and or no late fees but rather honest system.  Add more ideas!
Good idea.

I know that someone 'started' this in NH but I don't think it materialized.
Liberty Books in Concord does have some sort of lending system.
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Re: Private Library idea
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2008, 09:12:56 am »

As a fan of the service "bookmooch", I think the typical "library" concept might be dead. Honestly, I'm not entirely sure that it could be funded as a private organization and work in the same way that we think of a library.

What bookmooch does it allows users to put books they own on a list. They can also create a list of books they want. Bookmooch matches "haves" with "wants" and tracks credits. If you send a book to me, you get a credit and you can then use that credit to connect to another person with the books on your list.

There are no late fees since it's primarily a swap service between users, but the same kind of thing could be tweaked to be more like Netflix where instead of user-to-user you could enable user to service as well. It's an idea I've been floating, anyway...
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Re: Private Library idea
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2008, 09:48:06 am »

Paperbackswap.com works much the same.
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Re: Private Library idea
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2008, 10:43:26 am »

I use Bookmooch all the time.... and put in FSP bookmarks with every book I ship.
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Re: Private Library idea
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2008, 04:04:32 pm »

That's a good idea. :)

I've been meaning to post my Free State Project version of the "This is not a tip" card...
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