eBooks on Demand (EOD) is a a pay-as-you-go online service for ordering digital copies (scans) of printed media. Currently, this service is only available for books, but in the future, other types of media published between 1500 and 1900 will also be available. Each eBook is created as a PDF file with a sophisticated optical character recognition (OCR) function for accurate full-text searches, including searches in foreign languages or Gothic type texts.
In addition to the digital file, you can also request a bound reprint of the digitized book, complete with a special cover and an ISBN number.
The EOD service was started within the framework of the project "Digitisation on Demand," which was funded in part by the European Union. Since its inception, more and more libraries have begun participating in the eBooks on Demand (EOD) network. The SLUB Dresden has been participating in this network since the summer of 2008, and has been a partner in the European-wide ongoing effort to create a European Library Network (in German). For more information about the eBooks on Demand project, see: books2ebooks.eu, Facebookand Twitter.