May 20, 2022

Full Text Thesis: “An Exploratory Study of the Espresso Book Machine”

The Windsor Public Library in Ontario recently posted a copy of a recently published master thesis (March 2015) by a student from Denmark about the Espresso Book Machine.

Here are some details from the WPL:

In 2012, WPL became the first public library in Canada to offer Self-Publishing services, with the addition of the Espresso Book Machine™ to our collection.  This technology has given the residents of our area not only the opportunity to obtain rare, out-of-print copies of books, but has been the means by which users can produce their own books.


Several other Canadian public library systems have followed suit (including Edmonton Public Library and Toronto Public Library), and the addition of the EBM even attracted the attention of a Master’s student, Radvile Gintauskaite, in Demark. In studying the effectiveness of the Espresso Book Machines available world-wide, she examined how they are used in various settings, including Windsor Public Library.

Read the Complete Thesis by Radvile Gintauskaite.

Direct to Full Text (38 pages; PDF)

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