As happens occasionally I had a stack of books on my desk that needed to be put away, and as I went to do that ran into a small challenge – no more space on the shelves. I need to get another bookcase, but as I looked at what I had realized it was probably time for a pruning session. I went through and pulled out some books that I had but didn’t really like, plus some on SQL 2000 that I don’t much use for anymore, and then went through a bunch of back issues of magazines, setting aside some of the SQL Server Standards and putting most of the rest in the ‘gotta go’ stack.
I could perhaps sell some of this stuff online, but I doubt I’d make enough to justify the time. Or I could recycle them, at least give the paper another go around. But before I do that I’m going to offer them to the attendees at the next oPASS meeting. Plenty of people still on SQL 2000, magazines still have good content, hoping that someone – maybe everyone – will find some value in things that I don’t use on a day to day basis anymore.
It would be great if user groups could support a true ‘library’, but I don’t know if the logistics would work out very well – anyone tried this in formal fashion?