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Tuesday, August 19, 2003

The Internet Archive's Bookmobile will visit the Seybold Conference next month. The bookmobile is a rolling demonstration of the value of the public domain. Using portable print-on-demand technology and a satellite dish connected to the internet, the bookmobile takes a user's request for any of over 100,000 public domain books. Bookmobilist and driver Ashley Rindsberg then downloads the text, prints it, binds it, and hands it over, no charge. The Bookmobile's expenses are paid by the Internet Archive, a non-profit organization. (Thanks to ResourceShelf.)