Monday, January 21, 2013

Espresso Print-on-Demand Book Machines Making Inroads at Public Libraries

Darien Library, CT, launched a new Espresso Book Machine (EBM), which can print and create a bound book in a matter of minutes. The machines, manufactured by New York City-based On demand Books, have been installed in about a dozen bookstores and two academic libraries in the United States (at the University of Michigan and the University of Utah). Another library-specific use of the EBM would be to provide an alternative to interlibrary loan (ILL), in cases where printing a book is a more economical option. 

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