Almost unique among major research libraries, the University of Cincinnati has established a library based university press. The UCDP differs from the usual university press in that it does not publish the research or creative works of the faculty, but rather the library's collection of source documents on which such activity is based. The Press allows appropriate curation/preservation of original source materials while making their content widely available to the public. The publication focus of the UCDP is European exploration in and pictorial representation of the American West. All publications are in digital format, for the present a CD ROM format. Content: brief history, philosophy, production and marketing issues, legal issues and budgeting; length 30-45 minutes/full day workshop planned, PowerPoint
"Libraries in the digital age are experiencing the most profound transformation since ancient Mesopotamian scribes first began gathering and organizing cuneiform tablets."