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Sharing the _â€‰b o ok A small discussion with family about books & more
M 1 /
When did you start to share your books ?
oh since I have 10 years old... more or less... yes
What did you say dad ? Always ?
um... since I have 15 - 16 years old
C Since high school, so 15 - 16 years old
Me ? No I started since I’m a retired person so for 23 years
M How many books do you exchange by month on average ?
On average, I give you one or two that depends ...
One or two
1 - 2
1 - 2
M 3 /
How many books do you read by month on average ?
Me on average one or one and half
Me too, one or one and half
1 - 1 ½
1 - 1 ½
M 4 /
Do you think that because of book you would
GF F A
M this practice you had read some have not readâ€‰?
M 5 /
Do you consider that this exchange of books in family give you a real bonus on your reading choices ?
F Well yes
A I don’t know... yes...
GF Don’t say no ! That bring you something !
A Yes that bring you something but is it really a bonus ?
M 6 /
Do you talk about books you all read ? Is it important to have this discussion ?
GF Yes, but not so much...
F Not a lot... um... yes we talk a little bit... but it’s a kind of pleasure to share the interest of a reading
[ ... ]
Sharing the book is also sharing an opinion. Traditionally this exchange, apart from family or friends circles, can take place through book clubs. The members of these clubs gather together and discuss about the books they read.
EXPRESS YOURSELF / FOLLOW THE OTHERS Sharing 01
With internet this meeting can be now virtual. Everyone can freely share an opinion, grade a book or participate to a forum, in dedicated websites or social networks.
Is the virtu still an me encou
ual meeting eaningful unterâ€‰?
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ng with s persons is haringâ€‰?
What is the opinion from you donâ€™
e value of a m someone ’t know ?
M 7 /
How do you choose your book ?
C I listen to literary critics ... I also read newspapers
GF I follow family opinion, yes... the television and the newspapers critics
F family opinion, librarian opinion, television and newspapers
A Selection of the month in librabry, newspapers, radio and the librarian selection It’s often really good and interesting books
M 8 /
Do you go to library ?
I hate read a book which is already touch by someone that I don’t know
M How many time do you go to the
library per month on average ?
On average, I go two times per month
One time every three weeks
M 10 /
How many books do you borrow
per month on average ?
Approximately tow books
Three books on average
[ ... ]
A library is an organized collection of information resources made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing.
I BORROW YOU LEND ME WE SHARE Sharing 02
European culture is based on one book â€” the bible so we keep almost a sacred relation with books. As the gardian of books, libraries have also this aura. We see them as the reservoir of knowledge.
With this system of borrowing, books circulate between people, wearing out, living... We can even find the trace of previous users... as a evidence of this perpetual exchange.
But beyond this exchange space, library is a place of meeting, a space locally established where people can talk, exchange, meet others
Into a big quiet room. A big quiet room with books along every wall. “ Is this the place ? ” Time asked. “ This is the place. ” Andrew said.
...â€‰and where librarians play an important role, to animate this space and to be the link between books and users and between readers.
But internet changes the way we access knowledge. We can find a lot of books on the online libraries and itâ€™s faster and easier. That changes also the way we search. The library is not anymore the only place where we can access to huge collection of books.
Against that, libraries decide to add more digital content and more digital tools like online catalogue or ebooks loan. They call themselves, library 2.0
Even if libra adapt them enough to the digital r
aries try to mselves, is it survive to revolutionâ€‰?
Is it the d traditional
death of l librariesâ€‰?
M 11 /
Is it important to possess a book ? Or it equal for you to borrow it ?
It’s important to possess the book
Important for me to possess it too
M 12 /
Is it important to buy a book that you liked ?
Yes I like to have it
Someone lended it to you
How you can know if you don’t have it ?
ah... no if I already read it I don’t want to buy it
M 13 /
If you imagine now, that the future of the book is the digital book : Do you think you can continue to exchange your book in the same way, I mean continue to exchange books even if it’s not physical books ?
It’s important to have
M 14 /
Do you ever try to read a book on a computer ?
No I never read on a computer
I tried once but I quickly stoped
M 15 /
Grandpa did you ever buy and/or read a book on your ipad ?
M 16 /
Why do you like or dislike to read on a computer ?
F It was not very pratical
F It’s unpleasant. And during summer evenings I suppose that attract mosquitoes
F ... and that might tiring your eyes more
A ... and the screen is too bright
A ... yes
A ... and the relation of book is something personal You can’t have the same privacy with a computer You can’t turn down pages, underline your favorite parts
M 17 /
If we consider now that books exchange can be online with people who you know only via internet, and you’ll never meet in the real life : do you think that the exchange will be better, equal or worst ?
F No interest
A Yes... no interest
GF Yes I don’t see the interest. It’s too complex for me
F ... yes
M 18 /
Do you think it’s preferable to meet in real people with who you exchange books ?
A Yes it’s obvious !
F Yes because you have a personal link with the person who lend you a book
A Right ! And you won’t lend the same book depending who
C yes [ ... ]
The intellectual work is becoming more dematerialized. Print books disappear in favour of digital. The book circulates easier and between more peopleâ€‰: the group of exchange is extended.
WHAT IS YOURS IS MINE
Internet, based on this idea of free and sharing, broadcasts largely by networks, cultural goods.
Traditionnal sharing as an personal exhange and an improvement is no longer sustainable in this form. Itâ€™s only consumption. The book by his actual change, is threatened by mass piracy.
Do we sti book even illegally dow
ill enjoy a if it’s been wnloaded ?
Does it b consume
become a er goodâ€‰?
M 19 /
What do you think about the future of the book ?
I think the physical book won’t collapse
Yes I’m agree
F Me too
The book has already survive to many revolutions like TV, radio... but maybe for the archive of the book, that will change GF That will be the same problem than music, people could illegaly download it and book could be in danger
Yes for the copyright
You wonâ€™t need to buy books anymore, that you could read for free
M 20 /
Do you have some anecdotes about sharing the book ?
Um...it’s interesting is people who abandon books in public transports
It’s what I do ! Sometimes when I have books that I know, they will not interest you, I take them and I put them on the bench in the public park close from my house
Do people take them ?
I found it on garbage (december 2012)
GF Ah yes... You come 15 minutes later, the book disappeared
Last time I let them on the mailbox... they stayed a while...
because people probably thought that itâ€™s someone who forgot them... but the day after they were disappeared
F The best moment is when you read a book which fulfilled you And these questions of digital and physical... there is a relation to the physical object which disappears
with the tablet
A Yes... and when you see the personal library of people, it’s very personalized...
... when I emptied my husband library (who is dead), I found
books from his hand
and it was very emotional.
Do you enjoyed this bookâ€‰?
Your friends will certainly enjoy it too.
A small family conversation about sharing book... in family, with others, on internet and how the digital era changes deeply our habits, the way we access to information, the way we search, share and consume book.