Vol 10, No 1 (2023)

Human Books and Digital Humans

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The human library is the latest entrant in knowledge transference. It is a space where human beings - instead of paper - hold content and are loaned to users. One can borrow human books -real people - with a specified time limit.  Instead of content in paper or audio files here content is in humans. Users can have a face-to-face communication with human books in an environment and time comfortable to them with instantly customized content in an interactive mode. Informatics is attempting to create human books and human libraries in cyberspace with digital humans and knowledge bases, which can infinitely extend the possibilities of human space.  Users can listen to human books, in real and virtual spaces, ask questions, get instant answers, enhance knowledge, experience classic stories and real adventures from heroes themselves, laugh with them and cry with them traveling through space and time. Human libraries and digital humans can transcend barriers - geographical, social, economic, and intellectual - to reach patients in hospital bed, old people at their homes, farmer in the fields or scientists in the labs thereby fulfilling the key missions put forward by UNESCO Public Library Manifesto better than any other system.

Table of Contents


Editor Informatics Studies
Kayode Sunday John Dada, Jeremiah Orasemen Amahian, Tijjani Abubakar
Tomy Varghese
Suresh Kumar PK
Gilu G Ettaniyil
J Kalliani, Jane Bakker