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Jul. 30th, 2003

01:53 am - Create Your Own Digital Library

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From:joe_tofu
Date:July 30th, 2003 09:54 am (UTC)

Re: incidentally

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Yeah, i wasn't recommending that it be unmanned. Due to the various paper trays needing to be filled, etc., there would certainly be an employee or two making sure everything was running. patrons wouldn't use their own computers - the bookstore (chain) would have access to all the books in e-book or postscript format. hopefully within the first few years they'd get all the major publishers to use a standard format to prevent trouble
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From:contrariandoer
Date:July 31st, 2003 04:28 am (UTC)

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I think the most challenging part of this is to
convince the publishers to cooperate. They
use different kind of software to edit and
store templates of about-to-be-published books.
To make them customizable is going to take time
and energy, not to mention the risk of having
the templates stolen. I think they will go
along with it if there is a huge benefit for
them - money. If the market research tells
them that they can make more money, then
they will rush in, like a pirate seeing a
ship full of gold.
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