Library-Led Publishing: Books and Faculty Monographs

At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Paul Royster started publishing full-length faculty monographs in the repository in 2008, and has since grown the project into a full-fledged digital imprint that includes everything from open-access textbooks to field guides, art books, and historical works. In this webinar, Paul shares strategies for launching library publishing services for books and monographs, including tips on developing policies, working with authors, and providing print-on-demand.

Paul Royster’s slides for this presentation are available at

An example of a Zea eBooks author agreement is available at

See also Library Publishing Services: Strategies for Success, a report on a study by Purdue University Libraries in collaboration with the Libraries of the Georgia Institute of Technology and the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah.