From an OverDrive press release:
Educational and academic publishers can now reach schools around the world with hundreds of K-12 and higher education libraries now in OverDriveâ€™s global network. New eBook publishers supplying to OverDrive-powered school, college, and university libraries include Houghton Mifflin, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Kaeden Publishing, Barnes Report, and ALA Editions. They join Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., Disney Digital Books, Elsevier Science, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Scholastic, Taylor & Francis, and many others in providing digital books to libraries via OverDrive. Continue reading OverDrive accelerates eBook distribution for K-12 and higher education markets
I wasÂ envious with McGill’s news, and now Michigan!Â Talk about rubbing salt on my wounds….
Seriously, this is fantastic news for UM Libraries.Â Their new “Espresso Book Machine,” – and it ain’t coffee folksÂ – will print-on-demand titlesÂ from the UM digital collection.Â Public domain titles from theÂ 2 million item collection will be the first shotÂ for Espresso.Â Books will cost around $10.00, but must be picked up in person, as UM doesn’t plan on getting in the shipping business.
LJ News has a nice story. For more information on the Espresso, check out On Demand Books.
What a fabulous innovation from McGill University.Â They purchased a Kirtas APT BookScan 2400RAÂ and will be digitizing rare materials from their collectionÂ to sell via print-on-demand.Â It’s fabulous to see a library embarking on a project like this, one that will bring income!Â Wow, the envy I have…..
For the full story see the press release.