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Bookleteer and the Museum of Childhood

December 14th, 2010 1 Comment

Hi! My name is Christina Wanambwa and I joined the Proboscis team last month as an Education Assistant. I’ll be involved in a range of projects linked to bookleteer, but I will be working mostly on Education Projects, namely our new partnership with Soho Parish Primary School. Part of my role also includes going on regular […]

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eBook Observer – It’s all about the data

November 16th, 2010 No Comments

I know that I last promised an update on my examination of the eNotebooks, but I’ve found it necessary to take a bit of a detour before doing this which means reevaluating the kind of frameworks that are required. In the meantime, I’ve been taking stock of some potentially relevant work. Last April, I read […]


eBook Observer – Diffusion categories

October 27th, 2010 No Comments

Now that I’ve had the chance to examine some of the eBook projects in greater detail, I thought I’d turn to an examination of the Diffusion website. To do this, I could provide you with a summary what is available on the Diffusion website and its history. Instead, I’ve found that the group of Proboscis […]


Some Recent PPOD books

October 8th, 2010 1 Comment

September was a busy month here at Proboscis and on bookleteer: we sent seven books to be printed via the PPOD service as well as 10 different StoryCubes. The range of publications was very broad, from books about exhibitions and art projects to a book in Arabic about a major archaeological excavation in Sudan and […]

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eBook Observer – some early thoughts

September 15th, 2010 3 Comments

A recurring concern that has come up in the three interviews to date is the question of feedback. In all three cases I’ve presented to date, respondents told me that it was difficult to collect feedback on how the eBooks were used once they were out of their hands and into the hands of the […]


Introducing the eBook Observer

August 26th, 2010 No Comments

Proboscis have commissioned me to do some research into the eBooks and how they have been used in the past by all sorts of different people and organisations. As part of the research, I created an eBook of my own – the eBook Observer – to help me conduct the interviews. I’ve already had the […]

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Physical Vs Virtual Library?

August 25th, 2010 No Comments

Hello! I’ve been at Proboscis for just over a month now, under the Future Jobs Fund placement scheme. I’ll be contributing regularly to the Bookleteer blog during my time here, mainly topics relating to my own interests; independent literary publications and the D.I.Y attitude that inspires them. During my research into how Bookleteer might be […]

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Be2camp Brum 2010

August 11th, 2010 No Comments

Date: Thursday 12 August 2010 Time: 12.15 til 8pm Place: Library Theatre, Paradise Place, Birmingham, B3 3HQ Price: Free! On Thursday I’ll be talking about bookeleteer at Be2camp Brum 2010. Be2camp Brum is organised by Rob Annable of Axis Design Architects and is described as “an ‘unconference’ about social media, digital tools and the built […]


Excavations in the Temple Precinct of Dangeil, Sudan

August 5th, 2010 No Comments

This recently published eBook by Julie Anderson and Salah Mohamed Ahmed describes the progress of the Berber-Abidiya Archaeological Project in Dangeil, Sudan. Julie is Assistant Keeper of Sudanese and Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum and Salah works for the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums, Sudan and the eBook was written for a conference […]

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Oh! The Places You’ll Go!

July 19th, 2010 No Comments

My original time for working on bookleteer was up last week so I thought I’d write a little round-up of my highlights of that time. I set out to think about books-as-objects and explore the tangible qualities of bookleteer eBooks and StoryCubes. This gave me the perfect excuse to research and write about all kinds […]


Crowdfunded Publishing with bookleteer : a concept

July 2nd, 2010 5 Comments

Here at Proboscis we are very excited by the quality of the new PPOD service we’re offering users of bookleteer, but we also recognise that there are still economic barriers to people wanting to break into publishing their own eBooks & StoryCubes. Despite our ground-breaking service offering low-run printing (from only 50 copies per title, […]

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Printed Ethnographic Notebooks

June 25th, 2010 1 Comment

Last summer I collaborated with James Leach (Anthropology Dept, University of Aberdeen), Lissant Bolton and Liz Bonshek (Ethnographic Dept, British Museum) to help document the visit to London of two people from Reite village, Papua New Guinea – Porer Nombo and Pinbin Sisau. Porer and Pinbin had been invited to come to the British Museum to […]

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A5 PPOD books arrive

June 11th, 2010 No Comments

Our first batch of A5 books have arrived from the printer : Like this:Like Loading…

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MeBooks and Pocketfolios

June 8th, 2010 No Comments

Over the past few weeks we’ve been imagining more uses of Diffusion eBooks and StoryCubes, partly inspired by the family and personal eBooks created by our two Future Jobs Fund placements, Karine and Shalene, and partly with the help of Niharika Hariharan, a designer from Delhi (and former intern at Proboscis) who’s been in London […]

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Why make?

June 7th, 2010 No Comments

Over the last few weeks as I’ve been researching and writing about the pop-up books, flip books, cut-out books, electronic books and so on I’ve been wondering what it is that drives so many people to want to make stuff. And what is it about tangible materials that draws some people to them even when […]