[Tagging] Tradeoff

Friedrich Volkmann bsd at volki.at
Sat Aug 10 08:38:08 UTC 2013

On 10.08.2013 09:34, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> -1, can't see other similarities than that both have something to do with books, they are quite far from libraries.
> A library is an organized collection of information resources made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. (copied from WP), these are neither an organized collection, nor is the community defined, nor are the books for borrowing or reference.

- In Vienna the shelves are organized by Frank Gassner, and the collection 
is organized by the crowd.
- There is a defined community, namely all people.
- You may use them for borrowing. You may return the books whenever you want.

I think that the main difference between a library and a shop (shop=books or 
shop=second_hand) is that the goal of a shop is selling books, while the 
goal of a library is to make books available without selling them.

Many conventional libraries give away books for free if their condition has 
become bad or if they need the space for newer books.

Friedrich K. Volkmann       http://www.volki.at/
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