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Greener library printing and copying

Greener library printing and copying Purpose – Libraries have a variety of computer printers, faxes, network printers and photocopiers. All these machines have an environmental impact using paper, ink and electricity. This paper aims to discuss strategies for lessening the impact of these devices. Design/methodology/approach – The paper provides a “how‐to” approach for librarians to achieve greener printing and copying. Findings – Modification in library procedures can result in greener printing and copying. Originality/value – The paper reviews the research on greener printing and provides practical suggestions for achieving greener printing and copying. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances Emerald Publishing

Greener library printing and copying

The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances , Volume 24 (3): 5 – Nov 1, 2011

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0888-045X
DOI
10.1108/08880451111186053
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Abstract

Purpose – Libraries have a variety of computer printers, faxes, network printers and photocopiers. All these machines have an environmental impact using paper, ink and electricity. This paper aims to discuss strategies for lessening the impact of these devices. Design/methodology/approach – The paper provides a “how‐to” approach for librarians to achieve greener printing and copying. Findings – Modification in library procedures can result in greener printing and copying. Originality/value – The paper reviews the research on greener printing and provides practical suggestions for achieving greener printing and copying.

Journal

The Bottom Line: Managing Library FinancesEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 1, 2011

Keywords: Photocopying; Green printing; Green standards; Document handling; Waste management; Libraries

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