New Toys

Thought I’d share this interesting bit of news with all. McMaster prides themselves on being innovative and the library strives to do the same, but we’re not the only ones on campus being innovative. Our bookstore, which I often frequent during breaks, has a cool new machine – it’s a print-on-demand machine. Apparently, we’re one of only 3 bookstores in the world who have one! It can print out a 250 page book in 5 minutes – pretty cool. They will print public domain items, giving them access to more than 1 million titles. Looks like the items being printed need to be scanned first, which means they will be parterning with the library’s kirtas scanner, at least for some items. Not sure if they are able to scan items there or not. A very intersting development on campus and I’m interested to see how much the new toy will get.


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3 Responses to New Toys

  1. John Fink says:

    Yeah, but when are we going to see the sucker *run*? I’ve been over there like three times, and it’s still not operational.

  2. nruest says:

    we scan for them, and they print 😉

  3. nruest says:

    oh, it is operational… they already printed out a copy of time machine for us!

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