The number of electronic documents, which are to be handled, archived and made accessible to the public by university libraries in cooperation with other institutions, is highly increasing. Using an SGML/XML-based publishing concept enables universities not only to unlock their information and research resources but also to set up new services, like a document management or a printing on demand with higher quality as by using conventional publishing concepts. There are three main arguments for using an SGMIJXML-based publishing strategy not only for theses and dissertations at Humboldt-University Berlin but also for university publications like conference proceedings, public readings, technical reports and other material, that is subsumed under the term "Grey Literature': 1. Archiving, 2. Retrieval and 3. Reusability of structured documents. This paper will describe the policy and technology that stands behind the local electronic publishing concept.