Saturday, October 31, 2009

Shareable: A Website That Tells Stories of Sharing

One of many new things I've learned about reading boingboing.

Libraries certainly have a common agenda
with Shareable's mission.

Link to September 18 Shareable post, "Four Degrees of Sharing".

1. First degree. Cooperation + minimal planning.
Example: Borrowing and lending goods.

2. Second degree. Cooperation + more extensive planning.
Example: Neighborhood tool lending "library".

3. Third degree. Cooperation + extensive planning + infrastructure.
Example: Community-wide tool lending libraries.

4. Fourth degree. Cooperations + extensive planning + infrastructure + community-wide restructuring and mobilization.
Example. Expansion of public library systems to include lending of tools, equipment, and other goods.

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