Monday, July 16, 2012

Printing Your Family History Workshop

Just about every month (on the first Wednesday of the month) we hold a free workshop here at the University Press Building on how to prepare your Family History for printing. This workshop is taught by our very own Carol Holland, who has helped hundreds of people get their Family Histories printed. (We print thousands of volumes of family histories every year!!!)

One of the big reasons why we hold this workshop is to help people plan and prepare their files correct, right from the get-go, so they don't put tons of hours into writing and preparing their book only to be told they need to start over.

Some of the topics discussed are:

-Basic File Preparation
-Image Scanning
-Binding Options
-File Submission

There are always lots more topics discussed from the questions that get asked by the attendees. We have all kinds of people attend- both young and old, those that are just getting excited to start, and those that have years of experience. Either way, we'd love to have you attend, too.

And we always serve yummy refreshments!!!

Sign up at here or call 801-422-1469 if you have any questions about the workshop.

Next free workshop will be held Wednesday September 5th. Hope to see you there!

Friday, July 6, 2012

GradWorks Online Theses and Dissertations

A few months ago we were approached by the Graduate Studies Department about printing and binding theses and dissertations for graduate students. The library had been helping students acquire personal copies, but recently they decided to just obtain a copy for their own collection, leaving students to find their own way to obtain personal copies.

Our phenomenal I.T. staff created  a program, GradWorks Online, to upload files, choose cover colors, including gold or silver foil for cover text, and to choose single or double-sided printing. You can also choose to have your book printed in B/W and color, or just in black and white only. And, we now sew the books with our new sewing equipment!

Wow! the books look great!!!

What's amazing is that we have already printed and bound HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of copies!!!

 What's also nice is that GradWorks Online doesn't just have to be for a thesis or a dissertation; if you want to publish a paper, scholarly work, or if you have something else you are excited to published and have hardbound (and have a book that looks stunning!), this is a great way to do it.

Visit and see how easy it is to use.