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Becoming PoD People Jamie D. Bradway Preservation Librarian NCSU Libraries February 11, 2011.

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1 Becoming PoD People Jamie D. Bradway Preservation Librarian NCSU Libraries February 11, 2011

2 A Few Notes (Admissions) We don't have a Print on Demand Program No charged committee or task force No mandate to prioritize PoD services over other services Our digital collection (that would be considered for PoD) is small Most monographic material would be pulled from items digitized by the OCA.

3 Digital Content Open Content Alliance (Internet Archive) 3,195 items scanned between February 2008 and February 2010 Wide variety of file formats Technical Reports, University Publications

4 Some Goals Ultimately, a 'Buy a Print Copy' option for all eligible digital content Within reach, offer a PoD 'store-front' of titles selected from our OCA collection (along with additional titles digitized for this purpose.)

5 Chronology Public Domain Reprints – Feb First try, out of curiosity Prepared by publicdomainreprints.org Printed and shipped by Lulu Title: Origin of Cultivated Plants, 1881 Result follows...

6 Origin of Cultivated Plants

7 Lulu, July 2008

8 Traditional Binderies The HF Group Will process files for print Will print intermittent color pages as necessary Will charge a lot more Will have a longer turnaround Bridgeport National

9 Poor choice of title

10 Better Choice of Title Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophilia

11 Lulu - right down the street Moved into the neighborhood in 2009 Very interested in having a library partner Think of Lulu as a vendor, not a service

12 FedEx/Kinkos (really!) Digital textbooks Single or small runs to add to collection Collate color pages

13 NCSU gets Caffeinated Espresso Book Machine installed at Bookstore March 2010 Merger of Copy services with Bookstore Limitations Irregular PDF's Color Trim size less than 8.5 x 11

14 Prepping Files The crux of the problem Cannot be fully automated with good results and free software Have developed workarounds that minimizes staff supervision Irfanview Scan Tailor Various home brewed scripts Processing will take ~4 hours per for average book

15 Getting to the Next Stage Working proof of concept Storefront of a few dozen titles Continue to seek highly automated process Kirtass Bookscan Editor? Develop use cases and investigate Digitize on Demand

16 Links Vendors: Lulu – Print on Demand Reprints – Kirtas – On Demand Books (Espresso) – The HF Group – Bridgeport –

17 More Links Services and software: DIY Bookscanner – Scan Tailor – IrfanView –

18 Questions? Thanks very much.


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