University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries

Zea Books/Office of Scholarly Communications
United States

Primary Contact:
Paul Royster
Publisher, Zea Books

Program Overview

Zea Books is the digital and on-demand publishing operation of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries.

Year publishing activities began: 2005

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (2)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (100)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

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Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2014:

Library publications in 2014: faculty-driven journals (3); student-driven journals (1); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (2); monographs (7); textbooks (1); technical/research reports (1); faculty conference papers and proceedings (4); student conference papers and proceedings (3); newsletters (1); databases (1); ETDs (200); undergraduate capstone/honors theses (12)

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Media formats: text; images; data; concept maps/modeling maps/visualizations; multimedia/interactive content

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Internal partners: individual faculty

External partners: Nebraska Academy of Sciences; Center for Great Plains Studies; Textile Society of America; Lester A. Larsen Tractor and Power Museum; Center for Systemic Entomology; Nebraska Ornithological Union

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy:

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); typesetting; copy-editing; marketing; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; compiling indexes and/or TOCs; notification of A&I sources; ISSN registration; open URL support; peer review management; business model development; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content

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