Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln



Paul Royster

Date of this Version



Presented at TSRT 2012 Spring Meeting, April 13, 2012, Bellevue University. (Nebraska Library Association Technical Services Round Table).


Objectives of an institutional repository vs. traditional library

Why DigitalCommons ?

Campus Outreach

The "self‐archiving" fallacy (fishing metaphor)

So I improved the offer

work‐study students

Lester A. Larson Tractor Museum

A Third Strategy

Reaching "critical mass"

Years 1 - 6 statistics

Rank in US

Keys to repository popularity

Who has most articles/most downloads?

Every month authors get an email with:

Keys to successful faculty buy-in

4 approaches to recruiting faculty works

Services UNL Digital Commons provides

Copyright & Permissions

Good & Evil (publishers)

Original publications: Zea Books

The Library as publisher

What’s been different: UNL vs. other repositories

Taking back scholarly communication

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