The Espresso Book Machine (“EBM”) Version 2.0

On Demand Books has just completed the development of their new Espresso Book Machine (EBM) Version 2.0, which is smaller, faster, and more cost-effective than its predecessor, the EBM Version 1.5.  The McGill University Library and the University of Waterloo Bookstore are going to be beta test sites of the EBM 2.0.  These installs follow the EBM 1.5’s that have been placed at the University of Alberta Bookstore, the University of Michigan Library, and the McMaster University Bookstore (as well as at other libraries and retail sites).

You can read all about the EBM 2.0, and see a video of it in action here.

Product details (from the firm’s website) include:

Binding: Perfect-bound books, indistinguishable from the bookstore copy.
Page-Count: 40 to 830 pages.
Trim Size: Infinitely variable between 8.5″ x 11″ and 4.5″ x 4.5″.
Speed: A 300-page book in less than 4 minutes.
File Format: Standard PDF for book block and cover. Books can be downloaded from the web, or in person from CDs, flash drives, etc

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About Paul Lomio

Paul is library director and lecturer at law at Stanford Law School. He has a J.D. from Gonzaga Law School, an LL.M. from the University of Washington, and a M.L.I.S. from the Catholic University of America. He is the author (with Henrik Spang-Hanssen) of Legal Research Methods in the U.S. and Europe. He also likes to ride his bicycle.

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