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Barnes & Noble plans print-on-demand sales

Library Systems Newsletter [January 2000]

This month Barnes & Noble began to work with publishers to build a digital library to support a print-on-demand service in its retail stores and on its web site. Books will be scanned into a print-on-demand system or provided in PDF format.

IBM will provide the printing and workflow technologies, servers, and software for electronic book management and distribution. It will also provide on-site management at a content-distribution center in New Jersey beginning in mid-2000.

Barnes & Noble expects that print-on-demand will increase the company's selection by 500,000 titles within five years.

No budget for the project was announced, nor has any pricing for the products been released.

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Publication Year:2000
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 20 Number 01
Issue:January 2000
Page(s):7
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
ISSN:0277-0288
Record Number:6884
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