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The Espresso Book Machine: The Marriott Library Experience

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Rick Anderson

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In 2009, an unusual combination of circumstances made it possible for the University of Utah's Marriott Library to purchase and install an Espresso Book Machine (EBM). The Library plans to employ the EBM in pursuit of several dovetailing Library strategies, including the distribution and commercialisation of rare and unique materials from the Library's special collections; printing of archival copies of graduate theses and dissertations; printing books on demand (both for purchase and for borrowing) for Library patrons; and making selections from the University of Utah Press's out‐of‐print backlist more readily available to the campus community. The machine has generated tremendous excitement on campus already, and initial experience and patron response both suggest that the EBM will turn out to be useful in ways not anticipated.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1629/2339
How to Cite: Anderson, R., 2010. The Espresso Book Machine: The Marriott Library Experience. Serials, 23(1), pp.39–42. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1629/2339
Published on 03 Mar 2010.
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