Mediamatic gave away all its books. We distributed our library in protest to skimpy Dutch art funding policy making practices. The way it's going, we won't be able to take care of our library ourselves anymore. So we've asked our audience to take over the responsibility.
All members of the mediamatic.net community (new and old) could pick up their favorite books for free. You just had to publish the ownership on your profile alongside a picture and a small description. And promise that you will always honor a lending request from an other community member. Et voilá, a distributed library.
Browse the collection
Read the rules here
and watch a filmed impression (dutch language) of the first day by Parool TV's Jelle de Gee:
Some video of day 1:
First come, first served. We have a library with thousands of books, magazines and multimedia. And there will be a bookbar and some music.
Mediamatic office, Post CS building, Oosterdokskade 5, fifth floor
(the very last time in the Post CS, next month we will open at a new location....)