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Paul Royster

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The Office of Scholarly Communications (OSC) had a very busy and productive year. Important developments included expansion of the UNL DigitalCommons repository by over 7,000 items, a major increase in downloads furnished from the repository, passage of a UNL Faculty Senate resolution endorsing use of the repository, creation of an e-book imprint, registration as a publisher with Portico for permanent storage of journal content, recognition in a feature article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, multiple campus, national, and international presentations by Paul Royster and Sue Ann Gardner, ranking of 17th among institutional and 33rd among world repositories by the Cybermetrics Lab in July 2010, enrollment of several UNL publishing centers, and more widespread acceptance of the repositories role and function on the UNL campus.