Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln



Paul Royster

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Presented at a symposium: “The University Library as Digital Press: Supporting academic publishing alternatives through the IR” Mills Memorial Library Sherman Centre McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, March 26, 2012


Brief history of monograph publishing efforts at University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries 2005-2012, including Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology, Hopi Nation, Electronic Texts in American Studies series, and Zea Books. Includes discussions of advantages of electronic publishing, business anomalies and disadvantages of traditional paper "dead-tree" publishing, advice for the library publisher, details of Zea Books contract terms and its print-on-demand supplier (, and various comments along the way.

The "Download" (at right) is a PDF print-out of the PowerPoint slides. The .ppt file of the slide presentation (53 Mb) is attached (below) as an "additional" file.

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71 Powerpoint slides; 53 Mb