Librare

Published on Sep 17, 2020 by Guido Boella

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The objective of the project, co-financed by Piemonte Region, was to rebuild paths and places of books, by mapping and sharing “informal” libraries in the city: private libraries, book-crossing centres, school libraries.project wanted to highlight the connection between books and technologies, involving students and teachers of all levels but also socio-cultural workers in the field of books, publishing, social reading.

The project wanted to highlight the connection between books and technologies, involving students and teachers of all levels but also socio-cultural workers in the field of books, publishing, social reading.

The project tried to convert paper books in virtual objects to follow their movement with a sensor, collecting also some information provided by end-users with a participatory approach.

Two mobile applications Have been designed: Librare addressed to teachers, Librando for students to share comments and opinions related to books.

With FirstLife informal libraries were mapped enhancing a new role for books and reading, more social oriented and open to the city. Data was collected by Piemonte Region in Open Data format into the Smart Data Platform (SDP).

Duration: 2014-15

Link: https://www.smartdatanet.it/progetti/76-librare-yucca.html