24 September, 2015 / De Punt, Amsterdam / Hackers & Designers: Scraping, Counting and Sorting /
An evening of libraries and data scraping in another edition of Hackers & Designers.
Read-in will open up the project ‘BookShelfResearch’ to the possibilities of scraping, automated counting and sorting. And Bibliotecha will talk about their alternative model of distribution of digital texts.
Bring your laptops and data scraping projects if you have done any.
Read-in’s project BookshelfResearch examines specific private or public libraries according to categories such as gender, nationality, materiality, resulting in a statistical breakdown of inclusions and omissions. Reading has been doing these counting exercises manually, which bring us closer to the materiality of books but also demands copious amounts of time. In an attempt to make this task easier, but also to expand the research to digital libraries, Read-in is hoping to find hackers that will be interested in collaborating with us!
Bibliotecha is a framework to facilitate the local distribution of digital publications within a small community. It relies on a microcomputer running open-source software to serve books over a local wifi hotspot. Using the browser to connect to the library one can retrieve or donate texts. Bibliotecha proposes an alternative model of distribution of digital texts that allows specific communities to form and share their own collections.
19:00 doors open
19:30 Presentation Bibliotecha
20:00 Lightening workshop Read-in
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