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PRINT ON DEMAND AND PUBLISHING SERVICES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH Ian Godfrey Joyce Ogburn J. Willard Marriott Library University of Utah
Library organization • University Press • Tanner Trust Publications • Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press • Business Ventures and Partnerships • Publishing Services • Digital Technologies – newspapers, western history and natural resources, Kirtas scanner
Library goals and local opportunities • Experimentation • Aggressive digitization and digital acquisitions • Increase options for access in a variety of forms • More options for purchase versus borrowing • Archiving of theses and dissertations • Expanded publishing and partnership opportunities • Print on demand of e-books and consumer produced materials • Thriving book arts community • Family history and genealogy of great importance
Increasing availability • Digitize public domain titles • Available locally • Add to ODB database and available to anyone with access to EBM • Offer selected University Press backlist titles • More than 100 Anthropological Papers POD and OA on campus • Scan on demand service for rare/unique materials
On Demand Books • Strategic alliance with LSI • Access to more than 1 million titles from 8,000 publishers • Access to more than 2 million public domain Google books • Access to more than 1 million public domain titles Open Content Alliance
On Demand Books EspressNet • Collection Development • Interlibrary Loan • Patron Print on Demand • Sales from within the University • Sales from outside the University via Google Switchboard
Self Publishing • Professional & Personal • Cover and text block submitted as separate PDFs • 40 to 800 pages • 4.5” x 5.5” to 8.25” x 10.5”
Self Publishing Demands & Uses • Professional • Conference Proceedings • Program booklets and keepsakes • Personal • Journals • Scrapbooks • Novels • Student Projects • University Press • Distribution for other presses and programs • ETDs
Results • EspressNet 5-10 per month • Self Publishing 75-150 per month • Reaching Internal, Campus, Local & International users • Collaboration with the Library Store • Revenue
Lessons Learned • EspressNet metadata is minimal and hard to normalize • Users would like more front list content in EspressNet • Google formatting can produce miss cut book • EBM is providing content to support course work that was otherwise unavailable in print • Perfect bound projects are offering new solutions for student projects as well as departmental publications • The EBM is reaching users outside of our campus and connecting them with other library resources