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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Open Access Project from UT

ok, this is totally snaked off of a listserv so that I can spend more time with it later:

Newfound Press is a new digital imprint from the University of Tennessee
University Libraries. All its publications will be Open Access. From the site:

Today’s scholarly publishing environment presents a strategic opportunity for
academic libraries to expand their role in the publications process.
Universities are both creators and consumers in the information economy. A
digital library press offers the potential for making scholarly and
specialized resources widely available at a reasonable cost. The University of
Tennessee Libraries is developing a framework to make scholarly and
specialized works available worldwide. Newfound Press, the University
Libraries digital imprint, advances the community of learning by experimenting
with effective and open systems of scholarly communication. Drawing on the
resources that the university has invested in digital library development,
Newfound Press collaborates with authors and researchers to bring new forms of
publication to an expanding scholarly universe. We consider manuscripts in all
disciplines, encompassing scientific research, humanistic scholarship, and
artistic creation.

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