1. Librum
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    Greetings from the Librum

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Librum, Feb 24, 2013.

    Hello all,

    I/we are obviously not that good of a match to this forum, as we do not generate new content. Well, certainly not fiction. Sorry.

    The Librum is a 'student union' of a private school, we teach students book restoration. But that is a very small part of our courses.

    And some of such restoration is electronic/digitization, etc.

    My coming here is an attempt to learn from others of what softwares, etc, we can use, for our specialized content and unique needs.

    Frankly we are lost in the sea of alternatives. We wish to upgrade our no longer supported software that we and our students use to create ebooks for sale and distribution of 'antique' books, all in a 'DIY' venue. The 'antique' book work is done by the students, it helps them with tuition, and keeps our doors open. Such sales also help fund all the free material restoration we do.

    We also distribute specialized educational content, direct to students. Normally this is open pdf, but in the case of 'under development' work, in an exe wrapper, as we use a 'library checkout period' option in the wrapper to keep content fresh. Sorry, but the standard PDF systems just do not work well against 'collegiate' theft. Registered and graduated students get the upgrades free.

    At present, we still use the old FlipAlbum Pro for the 'antique' works, as it directly supports true images (gif/jpg/tiff/etc), it is actually designed to be a photo album system, and has the 'library check out period' function. The old FAP is no longer supported, the upgrade is over our budget, it has a newly discovered security flaw, and said flaw has also been found in the upgrade. :(

    Please bear with us as we look around and search for answers to our issues.

    Sarah
    of the Librum
     
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    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Sarah!

    I hope you find what you're looking for here, whatever your interests in writing.

    This forum aims to provide the best workshopping resources on the internet, and to that end we have a few rules which you should familiarise yourself with before you get stuck in. The main section of the site is the Writing Workshop, where members can post their writing in order to receive critique of their work.

    However, before we allow members to post their work, they must have met some basic requirements. Firstly, you must have been a member for fourteen days, and have made twenty posts on the forum overall (please note, posts in Word Games do not count towards this). This is so that members, when they post their work, have familiarised themselves with the forums and contributed to them (as well as hopefully learned something for themselves). Secondly, members must provide two constructive reviews of other people's work for each piece of their own that they wish to post. This is because we believe that the focus of workshopping should be equally upon giving reviews as receiving them, as they allow a writer to practice and improve their editing skills, which they can then apply to their own writing.

    Beyond the Writing Workshop, you will find that we have extensive forums for discussion of aspects of writing, as well as a community area for general discussion. We also run periodic short story and poetry contests, which are good for challenging yourself and expanding your skills. The requirements of the Writing Workshop don't apply to the contests, so new members are allowed (nay, encouraged!) to get stuck in and enter!

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, Lemex and Dante Dases) should be your first port of call. Any technical problems with the site itself should be directed to Daniel, the site administrator and owner. I would recommend you have a look over the rules so that you know what to expect, and what is expected. But aside from that, I hope you enjoy your time here.


    Banzai
     
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    Hi Sarah, welcome on board.
     
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    Banzai, thank you for the welcome and the 'heads up'. I/we would not be candidates for the Writing Workshop, so I hope you will excuse exploring 'around the edges', and not entering there.

    Trilby, thank you for the welcome message.

    Sarah
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