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Greener library printing and copying

Ted Kruse (Langsdale Library, University of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

The Bottom Line

ISSN: 0888-045X

Article publication date: 1 November 2011

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.

Keywords

Citation

Kruse, T. (2011), "Greener library printing and copying", The Bottom Line, Vol. 24 No. 3, pp. 192-196. https://doi.org/10.1108/08880451111186053

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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