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04-24-2019

Swem Library debuts short story dispenser, first of its kind in Virginia


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On the first night of its debut in Swem Library, the new short story dispenser printed so many short stories – 200 to be exact – that the machine ran out of paper.
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04-08-2019

UK's first short-story dispensers to be installed in London's Canary Wharf


Image of UK's first short-story dispensers to be installed in London's Canary WharfPeople walk through the Canary Wharf financial district of London, Britain, December 7, 2018. (REUTERS/Simon Dawson)
Three dispensers which print free short stories will be installed around London's Canary Wharf this week, the company that runs the financial district said on Wednesday.
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04-05-2019

Short Édition écrit une nouvelle page de son histoire dans le métro londonien


Image of Short Édition écrit une nouvelle page de son histoire dans le métro londonienLes usagers du métro londonien découvrent des “ovnis” dans les travées de la station Canary Wharf sur la Jubilee Line. Copyright Olivier A.
Depuis jeudi 4 avril, les usagers du métro londonien découvrent des “ovnis” dans les travées de la station Canary Wharf sur la Jubilee Line. En effet, trois bornes y ont été installées pour rendre plus agréable la vie des utilisateurs de l’Underground.
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04-03-2019

UK's first short-story dispensers to be installed in London's Canary Wharf


LONDON, April 3 (Reuters) - Three dispensers which print free short stories will be installed around London's Canary Wharf this week, the company that runs the financial district said on Wednesday.
Starting with "Mr Robinson," a specially commissioned story by British author Anthony Horowitz designed to be read in less than a minute, thousands of tales will be available at the touch of a button, printed onto eco-friendly papyrus paper at no cost.
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04-03-2019

Vending machine prints out free short stories for London commuters


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For sure, smartphones help millions of people to while away the daily commute, whether with music, social media, news apps, or podcasts. But from this week, workers in London have another way of passing the time — with short stories grabbed from a vending machine.
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04-03-2019

Vending machines to dispense free short stories to commuters in London


Image of Vending machines to dispense free short stories to commuters in LondonThe vending machines already exist in France, the US, Canada and Hong Kong
London is this week jumping aboard the bandwagon of an international literary trend: the very, very short story.
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04-03-2019

The Guardian view on fiction vending machines: attention seekers


Image of The Guardian view on fiction vending machines: attention seekersThe novelty lies in the dispenser, but also the brevity and portability of the reads on offer, which range from one minute to half an hour.’
Can fiction miniatures dispensed through slots lure commuters away from their smartphone apps and social media feeds into the imaginary worlds created by authors including Virginia Woolf and Anthony Horowitz? We are about to find out.
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04-03-2019

Short Story Dispenser Provides Escape at the MVA


Image of Short Story Dispenser Provides Escape at the MVAThe Prince George's Memorial Library system has installed a short story dispenser at the Motor Vehicle Administration office in Beltsville
In order to help people pass the time while waiting in line at the Motor Vehicle Administration office in Beltsville, the Prince George's Memorial Library system has installed a short story dispenser. Though "Short Edition" is currently a pilot, the county is considering installing more dispensers if it is successful.
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04-02-2019

Short story vending machines to transport London commuters


Image of Short story vending machines to transport London commutersShort Édition story machines will soon appear at Canary Wharf.
The machines, made by French company Short Édition, will dispense free one, three and five-minute stories … with the first penned by Anthony Horowitz
Weary city workers will have a new way of passing the time on their commute once the UK’s first short-story vending machines are installed at Canary Wharf this week.
Dispensing one, three and five-minute stories free to passersby at the touch of a button, the vending machines are made by French company Short Édition. They already feature in locations across France, in Hong Kong and the US, where Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola was such a fan he invested in the company and had a dispenser installed at his San Francisco restaurant, Cafe Zoetrope.
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04-01-2019

Swem Library debuts short story dispenser, first of its kind in Virginia


Image of Swem Library debuts short story dispenser, first of its kind in VirginiaShort Edition Business Development Manager Christophe Sibieude and Loic Giraut celebrate the installation with Elizabeth Merrifield and Lisa Nickel of W&M Libraries. (WYDaily/Courtesy W&M Libaries)
On the first night of its debut in Swem Library, the new short story dispenser printed so many short stories – 200 to be exact – that the machine ran out of paper.
“As a library, we want to help students engage in creative activities, pleasure reading and personal enrichment,” said librarian Liz Bellamy. “And the fact that we went through an entire roll of paper the very first day shows that students really want that too,” said Liz Bellamy.
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03-27-2019

Libraries' new regional short story dispensers double Penn State writers' reach


Image of Libraries' new regional short story dispensers double Penn State writers' reachPenn State University Libraries’ Short Edition short story dispensers are now at five of its Commonwealth Campus library locations
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As Penn State University Libraries launches into its third University-wide Libraries Short Stories writing contest, previous Penn State authors’ winning works now have twice the potential to be printed and read across Pennsylvania. The installation this semester of new Short Edition story dispensers at five of its Commonwealth Campus libraries has doubled the University Libraries’ commitment to inspire University-wide creativity and engagement with the literary arts.
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03-26-2019

Swem Library debuts short story dispenser, first of its kind in Virginia


Image of Swem Library debuts short story dispenser, first of its kind in VirginiaShort Edition Business Development Manager Christophe Sibieude (far left) and CEO Loic Giraut (far right) celebrate the installation with Elizabeth Merrifield and Lisa Nickel of W&M Libraries. W&M Libraries photo
On March 1, William & Mary Libraries unveiled its newest addition to Swem Library: a short story dispenser that prints out pieces of flash fiction on demand. The dispenser, produced by French company Short Edition, is the first and currently only of its kind in Virginia.
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