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Becoming PoD People - Association of Southeastern Research
Becoming PoD People
Jamie D. Bradway
Preservation Librarian
NCSU Libraries
February 11, 2011
A Few Notes (Admissions)
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We don't have a Print on Demand Program
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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
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Most monographic material would be pulled from
items digitized by the OCA.
Digital Content
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Open Content Alliance (Internet Archive)
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3,195 items scanned between February 2008 and
February 2010
Wide variety of file formats
Technical Reports, University Publications
Some Goals
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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.)
Chronology
Public Domain Reprints – Feb. 2008
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First try, out of curiosity
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Prepared by publicdomainreprints.org
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Printed and shipped by Lulu
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Title: Origin of Cultivated Plants, 1881
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Result follows...
Origin of Cultivated Plants
Lulu, July 2008
Traditional Binderies
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The HF Group
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Bridgeport National
Will process files for print
Will print intermittent color pages as
necessary
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Will charge a lot more
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Will have a longer turnaround
Poor choice of title
Better Choice of Title
Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophilia
Lulu - right down the street
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Moved into the neighborhood in 2009
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Very interested in having a library partner
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Think of Lulu as a vendor, not a service
FedEx/Kinkos (really!)
• Digital textbooks
• Single or small runs to add to collection
• Collate color pages
NCSU gets Caffeinated
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Espresso Book Machine installed at Bookstore
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March 2010
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Merger of Copy services with Bookstore
Limitations
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Irregular PDF's
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Color
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Trim size less than 8.5” x 11”
Prepping Files
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The crux of the problem
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Cannot be fully automated with good results and
free software
Have developed workarounds that minimizes staff
supervision
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Irfanview
Scan Tailor
Various home brewed scripts
Processing will take ~4 hours per for average
book
Getting to the Next Stage
• Working proof of concept
• Storefront of a few dozen titles
• Continue to seek highly automated process
• Kirtas’s Bookscan Editor?
• Develop use cases and investigate Digitize on
Demand
Links
Vendors:
• Lulu – http://www.lulu.com
• Print on Demand Reprints –
• http://www.publicdemandreprints.org
• Kirtas – http://www.kirtas.com
• On Demand Books (Espresso) –
• http://www.ondemandbooks.com
• The HF Group – http://www.thehfgroup.com
• Bridgeport – http://www.bnbindery.com
More Links
Services and software:
• DIY Bookscanner – www.diybookscanner.org
• Scan Tailor – http://scantailor.sourceforge.net
• IrfanView – http://www.irfanview.com
Questions?
Thanks very much.
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