Un libro-común virtual & público

«Commonplaces» (commonplace books) es una dinámica para compilar información; particularmente utilizados durante el Renacimiento. Son libros utilizados como álbum de recortes, donde las personas anotan conceptos, conocimientos, y reflexiones; teniendo como eje central los intereses de la persona dueña del libro.

Persona parada con un libro en mano, en lo que parece ser un túnel metálico, reflejado en el interior por luces

«Let us take down one of those old notebooks which we have all, at one time or another, had a passion for beginning. Most of the pages are blank, it is true; but at the beginning we shall find a certain number very beautifully covered with a strikingly legible hand-writing. Here we have written down the names of great writers in their order of merit; here we have copied out fine passages from the classics; here are lists of books to be read; and here, most interesting of all, lists of books that have actually been read, as the reader testifies with some youthful vanity by a dash of red ink.»

— Virginia Woolf