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 Post subject: A Library for the hack factory?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:15 am 
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Not sure if this has been discussed but are there plans for some form of a library for the space?

I would love to see some sort of research/reference library! The bigger question is where? The classroom is about the only space that makes sense. I may have access to two 8' x 4' book shelves if we want them.


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 Post subject: Re: A Library for the hack factory?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:12 pm 
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The classroom sounds like it is getting full quick, but that is not a bad thing yet. Depending on schedule, I have a pickup truck and could help move the book cases if you need.

I was also planning on burning some Linux Distro's and other software to have on hand, they would fit nicely in our library.


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 Post subject: Re: A Library for the hack factory?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:32 pm 
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it's on my radar, i'm looking into getting us some comped magazines as well (since we're an educational group) here's the list of books i think we *need* to have in teh space for reference. i'd like to have other stuff as well, but think we shoudl lean more towards reference over "how to make a xyz."

machinists handbook
backstage handbook
pocket reference
desk reference (pokcet ref's big daddy)
handyman's reference
complete modern blacksmith
sound reinforcement handbook (yamaha)

i'm sure there are a few iconic books for electronics, and welding, but i don't know the titles. the idea on this list is these are the *one* book you know that reference item you need to look up will be in.


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 Post subject: Re: A Library for the hack factory?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:50 pm 
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So.... we'd probably have an in-house only reference library and a lending library as well?

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 Post subject: Re: A Library for the hack factory?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:35 pm 
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at this point im thinking inhouse only, we have enough things to keep track of.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:50 pm 
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I'll donate this in May after the class has finished.

p.s. yes, greatest price for a textbook ever!

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 Post subject: Re: A Library for the hack factory?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:54 pm 
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yes, for reference books these are things you'd want to be able to look stuff up in IN the shop. it's another tool you want to have.

i think an informal makers leave one take one bookshelf would be great, but i don't think we want to dedicate a lot of space to it.

in a similar vein, i'd like to see us get a tool library goign eventually, so folks can say borrow a portable air compressor, nailer and circ saw to build a deck, or a drywall hammer or sander to touch up the basement, but we need to populate the shop first.


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 Post subject: Re: A Library for the hack factory?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:21 am 
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I have some C++ and Java as well as some Calculus, Science, and Computer books that I can donate.


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 Post subject: Re: A Library for the hack factory?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:22 pm 
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A guest named Dean who came to the Minne-Faire from central Wisconsin donated some books and a board game to add to our library. They're on the junk electronics shelf for now.

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 Post subject: Re: A Library for the hack factory?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:28 pm 
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How about a library wishlist put together by category; starting with essentials & working up?

(FTM, the same could be done with tool wishlists as well. Subcommittees?)


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