Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy 2007!

A new year, and a good time to look forward to what we want to accomplish in the next twelve months! Libraries are changing rapidly as we strive to keep up with the needs of our patrons; one thing I want to do is to watch even more carefully for trends and services that can enhance library service. I recently read on about a book vending machine that is going to be released in 2007 called the Expresso . Here's a little about the Expresso:

The machine can print, align, mill, glue and bind two books simultaneously in less than seven minutes, including full-color laminated covers. It prints in any language and will even accommodate right-to-left texts by putting the spine on the right. The upper page limit is 550 pages, though by tweaking the page thickness and type size, you could get a copy of War and Peace (albeit tough to read) if you wanted.

Wouldn't that be something?

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