Nothing info science here. But I am totally stoked that we’re selling library branded flash drives at my branch!
It’s not uncommon for folks to forget a flash drive when they’re coming to the library. Heck I’ve been known to do it and I wear mine around my neck. Now, if they really need to save that document, they can snag a drive from us for US$10.00. We’re also selling ear buds for those who want to listen to stuff on the computers, but don’t have headphones or buds of their own. Those are an easy US$2.00.
I don’t think we’re going to make money hand over fist with this, but it’s nice to offer patrons a choice.