Libraries and the changing role of creators and consumers

October 7th, 2010 · Comments Off

A must read OCLC newsletter article written by Andy Havens and Tom Storey – Libraries and the changing role of creators and consumers.  Havens and Storey interviewed Catherine Mitchell from the California Digital Library and Andrew Pate of On-Demand Books.  Topics include: the university as publishers embedded librarians library as publisher (espresso book machine) libraries […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Marketing · Print on demand · Public Libraries · Publishing · Vendor News

College Bookstores to add Espresso Book Machines

March 12th, 2010 · Comments Off

Expect to find print on demand textbooks and other academic and trade titles available for POD in college bookstores very soon.  From a press release, “NACS Media Solutions (NMS), a subsidiary of the National Association of College Stores (NACS) and On Demand Books LLC (ODB), the maker of the Espresso Book Machine® (EBM), have entered […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Press Releases · Print on demand · Textbooks

Tools of Change – Making the Case for Digital Printing

February 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

Making the Case for Digital Printing –  Tools of Change Conference – Feb. 22, 1:30 – 3:30 Brian O’Leary and Ashley Gordon This session was directed to publishers who are thinking about digital printing opportunities.  The speakers were obviously pro-digital printing and provided many examples of the benefits of digital printing for publishers.  But, libraries […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · Print on demand

First McGill, now Michigan. Libraries in the Print-on-Demand Biz

October 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments

I was envious with McGill’s news, and now Michigan!  Talk about rubbing salt on my wounds…. Seriously, this is fantastic news for UM Libraries.  Their new “Espresso Book Machine,” – and it ain’t coffee folks - will print-on-demand titles from the UM digital collection.  Public domain titles from the 2 million item collection will be the first shot for Espresso.  […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Library News · Print on demand