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  • 1. By Proboscis Karen Martin
  • 2.
    • What is bookleteer?
    • Online interactive system of publishing on demand
    • Enter words and pictures as PDF template or text editor
    • Prints on A4 sheets to create A6 size eBooks or Story Cubes
    • Only need scissors to put the eBook or Cubes together
    • View and share books in library
  • 3.
    • Who uses bookleteer?
    • Writers
    • Teachers
    • Curators / Archivists
    • Artists
    • Community development workers
    • Public consultation and participatory projects
    • Anyone else who wants to make a book
  • 4.
    • What is bookleteer used for?
    • Writers use bookleteer for promotion, to get feedback, as a published book or essay
    eBooks by Stewart Home; Tony White
  • 5.
    • What is bookleteer used for?
    • In workshops, education or participation projects it might be used to collect information,
    • collate information, share experiences and enable public participation
    eBooks by Bev Carter; dodolab
  • 6.
    • What is bookleteer used for?
    • By curators and archivists to record and share tacit knowledge, as an art space, as a
    • sketchbook for work in progress, as a critiquing format
    eBook by Julie Anderson and Salah Mohamed Ahmed
  • 7.
    • What is bookleteer used for?
    • Artists use it as an artistic format
    eBook by Seth
  • 8.
    • What is bookleteer used for?
    • Artists use it as part of the creative process
    Story Cubes by Alice Angus
  • 9.
    • What is bookleteer used for?
    • Anything else you want – recipes, games, the alphabet
    eBooks by Clara Angus Lane; Story Cubes by Mandy Tang
  • 10.
    • The importance of making
    • Bradford Libraries eBook Treasure Hunt by Kevin Harris at Manningham Library, June 2008
    • A public event to engage people with the library refurbishment project and open up
    • period of consultation
    • Requiring participants to go to specific locations around the library
    • eBook created by Kevin then printed and made up by library staff
  • 11.
    • The importance of making
    • The first clue was printed in the eBook; participants followed the clue to a specific location where they received a sticky label with the next clue. The label was stuck on a new page in the eBook.
    • Participants were encouraged to write their answers in the eBook and supplementary questions were designed to solicit ideas for the new building
    • Clue 1: Where are the books about Bradford? Supplementary Question: How else might the new library be used to celebrate Bradford and Manningham?
    • In this way, participants made their own unique eBooks
    eBooks by Kevin Harris and treasure hunt participants
  • 12.
    • The importance of making
    • The eBooks fit perfectly in the treasure hunt and the treasure hunt is just one component in an ongoing mix of engagement activities and processes
    • T hey were in the library, taking part, willingly engaged and ready to contribute in other ways (other than by writing)
    • Two makers: Kevin and the librarians, and the participants
  • 13.
    • The importance of sharing
    • Ethnographic Notebooks, Melanesia project by James Leach and Giles Lane,
    • British Museum, August 2009
    • Bringing indigenous people from Papua New Guinea, The Solomon Islands and
    • Vanuatu to look at and discuss objects in the British Museum’s collection.
    • T o increase understanding of their social, cultural and spiritual significance, as well as
    • details of what they are made of, how they are made and by whom
  • 14.
    • The importance of sharing
    • Bookleteer eNotebooks used to document the process in a way that could be shared with Porer and Pinbin’s communities in Papua New Guinea.
    • eNotebooks written in English and Tok Pisin have images of the objects and Porer and Pinbin and descriptions of the objects.
  • 15.
    • The importance of sharing
    • The handwritten eNotebooks were taken apart and scanned in to become available as PDF eBooks.
    • Printed out versions of these eNotebooks were given to Porer and Pinbin to take back to their community in Papua New Guinea.
    eBooks by James Leach, Giles Lane, Porer Nombo, Pinbin Sissan, Lissant Bolton and Liz Bonshek
  • 16.
    • Sharing the Making
    • Currently, high quality short runs of 50 eBooks or StoryCubes
    • Price can still be a barrier
    • We believe crowdfunding might be a way to overcome this
    • Crowdfunding Model
    • An eBook is made and put online, a price and a target number of sales is set.
    • When the target number is reached the eBook is printed via PPOD and distributed to buyers
  • 17.
    • Thank You!
    • More Information
    • http://proboscis.org.uk
    • http://bookleteer.com
    • http://bookleteer.com/blog
    • Also: Inspiring Digital Engagement Festival
    • 15 th September 2010, SIA Gallery, Sheffield
    • http://grou.ps/inspiringdigitalengagement/