Should we start a library?

Total number of votes: 25

100% Yes!

0% No!

Jun 16, 17 / Can 27, 01 21:03 UTC

First Library of Asgardia  

In addition to uploading pictures of faces and silly photos, why not found the Asgardian first digital library so that citizens will have something to read?  Files could be .pdf or similar e-reader defaults.  Any suggestions?  

Jun 16, 17 / Can 27, 01 22:40 UTC

That's great! Now we just need a place to upload them.  Admins?  Otherwise we can gather dropbox links here and I can carry them aboard on a solid state drive.  I wonder what physical books will be taken aboard as well?

Oct 4, 17 / Sco 25, 01 02:58 UTC

I love the idea of starting a library!  One of my jobs was being a Library technician. I was the one who did all the cataloging.  There are several books that are in the public domain, with which to begin a library.  I am not sure how copyright laws might work with a digital library, especially since we are multi-national and copyright laws vary from nation to nation. 

Oct 4, 17 / Sco 25, 01 14:48 UTC

This is a GREAT suggestion! As Talamon has said, it's copyright laws that may give us some issues. :) If a citizens committee wants to look into it and put in a proposal through we'd welcome it.

Rebekah Berg
Head of Community Affairs
NGO Asgardia

Oct 5, 17 / Sco 26, 01 00:41 UTC

Library automated software.  I worked in a school and they used Follet software, which I found very easy to use.  I have a website that shows the best library software for 2017.  I would be very interested in helping out with this project if someone wants to start it!  Oh, and by the way, things like Shakespeare are in the public domain along with many classics.


Oct 9, 17 / Oph 02, 01 22:46 UTC

Yes, we should do this. 

I have set up a space for developing the proposal:

This is a collaborative effort, so everyone who wants to join the citizen committee can just put their name at the end of the proposal, suggest changes and add to it.



Please vote to support the effort to build a orbital library:

  Last edited by:  Timo Baur (Asgardian)  on Oct 9, 17 / Oph 02, 01 23:17 UTC, Total number of edits: 1 time

Oct 24, 17 / Oph 17, 01 18:58 UTC

I love the idea. I support her.

Oct 26, 17 / Oph 19, 01 04:21 UTC

Everyone who support the proposal at please put your name under it. I will submit once it has at least three signatures. Also still feel free to propose changes.

  Last edited by:  Timo Baur (Asgardian)  on Oct 26, 17 / Oph 19, 01 10:28 UTC, Total number of edits: 4 times

Mar 12, 18 / Ari 15, 02 10:18 UTC

Just a quick update. The proposal was submitted to Civic Asgardia in October 2017. The text is available at

Civic Asgardia is aware of the proposal and found it is a great idea. We are now awaiting the approval process for projects to commence, which is delayed due to the elections.

Please contact me if you are interested to get involved in the project as a technical expert, librarian or subject matter expert.

Jun 7, 18 / Can 18, 02 15:43 UTC

Hi Asgardians,

I support the idea of digital library.

There are thousands of books whose copyright expires after a period of time and does not get renewed because of several reasons, which later on becomes available for public. And books are also available in public domain which we can include.

We can collaborate with PROJECT GUTENBERG, which has catalogue and digital books available in pdf and ebook format for free. All those books are either in public domain or whose copyright is already expired.

Feel free to discuss.

Your fellow Asgardian


Jul 13, 18 / Leo 26, 02 04:18 UTC

This site and the resources you provide is really nice. keep it up

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