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While the Public library strives to be all things to all people
Private library where several (100-1000) people pool their
books would be more timly and offer grater selections of
specific materials. Consider that 100 computer scientists or
historians or whatever could pool books, and cull
and have a much more interesting selection than a public
institution. Users could be encouraged to donate to the
library by offering check out privs. after the donation of say
100 volumes by a person. The contents would then be only
available to these people.
Baked. In spades.
[mrthingy, Oct 04 2004]
||I quite like the concept behind this, but, in my experience, computer scientists and historians and the like will do almost anything to stop other people getting access to their resources.
||Can you explain how this is different (in concept) to a University Library? (A collection of books from a whole host of different University departments, not open to the public)
||Baked - we do this at the church I attend. People donate books to a central store and can borrow books from a central store.