By Paul Biba
Still another digital deal being done. The more the merrier! From a press release I received from Kirtas:
Kirtas Technologies, the worldwide leader in bound-book digitization, and OCLC, a global online library service and research organization; have signed an agreement that will enable streamlined access to the ever-increasing numbers of digitized books to users of OCLCâ€™s WorldCat and Kirtasbooks.com. Continue reading Kirtas teams with OCLC to ease access to digital content
I read this article in LJ about another library digitization/print-on demand product.Â This time it’s with the University of Pennsylvania (UP) and Kirtas.Â UP is now part of the elite group of libraries providing print-on-demand services including University of Michigan, Emory, and Cornell.
The UP project will scan books in the public domain (200,000), but only when a title is requested by an end user. Â So, it’s kind of like the Patron Driven Acquisition ebook model, but now it’s being done in reverse.Â Take the print, digitize it, then print a copy on demand to ship to a user.Â Price information was not listed on the UP Press Release.
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