The Culture Vulture (CV) Distributed Library
How It Would Work if anyone joined
Unlike a regular library, there is no single building in which the Inventory is housed.
The library is a distributed collection of DVDs and VCDs and CDs (collectively, Ds). Each D is housed at the house of the last person who borrowed it. Tapes are explicitly excluded as they can transfer fungi and gunge from machine to machine and or get chewed up.
The contact details (just their phone number is enough) of the last borrower of a D are recorded in the Inventory below, which may become a database if anyone joins.
If you want to join, you email the dogsbody aka secretary (email@example.com) a list of those of your CV-like entertainments you are willing to allow to be duplicated, ONCE, onto a D. Contact the dogsbody if you want someone to do it for you. That D can then be borrowed by other Cvers.
You retain your original and don't lend it to the library.
Once a D is made at the request of a borrower (who provides the blank), that person is recorded as the D's location in the Inventory, which includes things that could be D'd but havent been yet because no-one's asked to borrow them so far. Once someone else borrows it from them, they become the person whom the next borrower asks and so forth. So no-one is unduly swamped by requests.
When you borrow a CV D, email the dogsbody a note and he will update the Inventory list.
Like a regular library, only one D of the material exists in the library. There is no international copyright infringement. Under Common Law, you are allowed to make a security copy of anything. You are also allowed to lend something to a friend. By definition, all Cvers are friends.
Suitable things for the library are things that cannot easily be bought at local shops, such as a TV documentary broadcast 3 years ago or a special video you bought elsewhere or here but is out of stock here because it is not currently fashionable mainstream stuff. All materials must comply with Brunei's censorship laws, which are basically anything Kristal-Astro will broadcast into Brunei or materials Brunei Customs officials have passed.
Audio and video can both or either be recorded on Ds, so nice music is an especially nice thing to share. And who knows, you might meet new people who share your tastes!
DVDs are the best Ds as you can get more music (or even music videos) on them. But other kinds are ok too.
Unless otherwise indicated, all locations are 2222497
All videos are compliant with Brunei Censorship Laws
Sainte-Saens: The Carnival of the Animals. Katia and Marielle Labeque Prinsengrachtconsert, 1999
John Willams: The Seville Concert
Van Morrison: Travels, Anthology
Jimmy Hendrix: Isle of Wight Festival
The Who: Tommy
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Yehudi Menuhin: Masterclass
Carlos Santana: Profile
John Lennon: Imagine
Sarah Brightman at Gold City
Andrea Bocelli: Profile
Paul Simon: Central Park Concert
One Giant Leap
Blues and Folk
Jacob Bronowski: The Ascent of Man
Susan Greenfield: The Human Brain 13,
Lionel Simms: Stonehenge
Animal Cognition 13
Animal minds 22
Stephen Hawking biography
Virtual Reality 13,
From Babbage to Today
Search and Rescue
2001: A Space Odessy
Thin Blue Line
About a Boy
And God Created Woman
Anita and Me
Bridget Jones' Diary
The Motorcycle Diaries
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Whose Line is it anyway?
Malcolm in the Middle
Bob Dylan Oh Mercy, Infidels, early,
Paul Simon Graceland
Led Zeppelin Rain Song, III, I
Santana Spirits Dancing in the Flesh, Blues for Salvador
Eric Clapton Unplugged, Live on Tour 2001, Money and Cigarettes, Crossroads
Cleo Laine collection
Debussy La Mer
Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez
Pink Floyd Animals, The Wall, Dark Side of the Moon,
Get Your Filthy Hands off My Desert
Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
John Lennon Imagine
John Williams solos, solos, and Julian Bream, The Seville Concert
Acoustic Alchemy Natural Elements
Michael Hedges Breakfast in the Field
Fleetwood Mac I, II
Cherokee Rose Tracks South
Ladysmith Black Mamba
Jonie Mitchell Dog Eat Dog, The Hissing of Summer Lawns
Edie Brickell Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars
Takemitsu November Steps
Bob James Ivory Coast
Beatles White LP
Jimmy Buffet Songs You Know by Heart
Jackson Browne Running on Empty