Europe: E-Books Digitized on Demand Program Expands, Service Now Provided by 32 Libraries in 12 Countries
From a EOD Announcement:
The European-wide network of libraries offering digitisation of copyright free books on users’ demand has expanded in Austria, France and Germany. Now the eBooks on Demand (EOD) service is available via 32 libraries.
The recent libraries offering the EOD eBooks are the University Library of Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in Austria, the Library Service of the University of Strasbourg in France and the Martin-Opitz-Library in Germany.
The collections related to the EOD service of the Martin-Opitz-Library and the Library Service of the University of Strasbourg can be found from the common EOD search engine at http://search.books2ebooks.eu.
The collections of the University Library of Academy of Fine Arts Vienna can be accessed from the listof the e-catalogues and repositories of the EOD libraries.
The EOD service was launched by 13 libraries in 8 European countries in 2006. Now the service is provided by 32 libraries in 12 countries.
What is an EOD Ebook?
An EOD eBook is a single full text pdf file of a public domain book digitised at the user’s request.
If applicable, the file contains the image of the scanned original book as well as the automatically recognised full text. Of course any marks, notations and other notes in the margins present in the original volume will also appear in this file.
Note: Books can also be ordered as reprints.
Here’s a Sample of an EOD Book (202 pages; PDF).
Direct to List of Participating Libraries
Direct to EOD Video Tutorials
Direct to EOD Twitter Stream and Facebook Page
Including How to Order and Ebook
How to Order EOD E-Books
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