torsdagen den 3:e december 2009
Apmel på biblioteksrunda
Apmels biblioteksrunda utgår från ett notecard han plockade på sig i det första biblioteket (The Caledon Library) han besökte. Ett bibliotek - The Library of Constantinople - kunde han inte hitta, men alla de övriga är värda ett besök.
The Alexandrian Free Library is a consortium of community-based libraries operating in Second Life.
We are affilitaed with the Second Life Library 2.0 and Information Island, but our services and practices are rooted in our communities, and draw our inspiration from the unique towns, villages, and nations we serve.
The principles of the AFL stipulate that, as librarians, we best serve our patrons if do everything in our power to have "open source" materials. That means we are committed to giving away information objects that are as full permissions as full permissions can be...full copy, full transfer and, expect when the format makes it impossible (e.g. THiNC books) fully modifiable.
Our libraries exist not just to give out information....put to encourage knowledge, creation, and every type of intellectual growth. So, if someone wants to take one of our collections, and add to it, or sort it out differently, or make something TOTALLY different out of it...great! They've just increaded the intellectual traffic on the grid.
So...take, read, play, enjoy! The Alexandrian Free Library salutes you!
The current members of the AFL are:
The Caledon Library - The 19th Century imagination
Main Library: The Jack and Elaine Whitehorn Memorial Library , Caledon Victoria City
The Toussaint L'Overture Community Library of New Toulouse - Jazz Age Louisiana
The Steelhead Public Library - 19th Century Oregon & Steampunk
The Winterfell Library - Gothics, Wordplay, the real and imaginary Middle Ages, Folklore
The R.F.Burton Public Library of New Babbage - Steampunk
The Library at Amatsu Shima - Geisha Life and Lore
The West of Ireland Library & Cultural Center - Storytelling and Spoken Performance
The Steeltopia Public Library (under construction) - Urban Steampunk, Automata, Dystopias, and General Literature
The Deadwood Library Association - 19th century Dakota and The Wild West