Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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Submission to Challenges in Contemporary Publishing conference proceeding, conference held May 25-26, 2023, Lublin University of Technology


Copyright 2023, the author. Open access material

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Workflows for green and diamond open access (OA) models in a library publishing program may be very similar to one another (green = republishing; diamond = original publishing). As administered in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries, the details of each of these workflows are outlined and compared with each other and compared also with the interaction with authors that stems from gold OA (= outsourcing publishing). Vignettes related to each type of publishing model are included to demonstrate the types of conversations we tend to have with authors about the various OA types and give an indication of how much uptake of the content is often generated after publication.