Thursday, November 15, 2007

New York Public Library gets first Espresso Book Machine

While it looks like it's still a ways from setting up shop next to more traditional vending machines, those in New York CIty can now get their instant-book fix from the very first (non-beta) Espresso Book Machine, which has found a home in the New York Public Library's Science, Industry and Business Library. For the time being, most of the books on offer appear to be ones in the public domain, including over 200,000 titles from the Open Content Alliance database, which visitors to the library can print off books free of charge, the end result of which is supposedly "indistinguishable from the factory-made title."

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1 comment:

UCI 10 Things or So said...

So, I'd like to know what kind of progress that University of California is making toward having a print on demand machine and service. Should this be pursued?
Dana Peterman