The University of Tennessee Libraries launched its digital imprint, Newfound Press, in 2005 to develop a framework for making scholarly and specialized works available through effective and open systems of scholarly communication. Newfound Press extends frontiers of learning by publishing peer-reviewed works in all disciplines, encompassing scientific research, humanistic scholarship, and artistic creation.
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. As the research community becomes more aware of the economics of scholarly publishing and its impact on access to their scholarly work, faculty and librarians are collaborating on alternatives to traditional publishing that ensure wide dissemination of research results at a reasonable cost. Fortunately, the Internet and digital scholarship have the potential to change the publishing environment dramatically.
Newfound Press Staff
Holly Mercer, Associate Dean and
Director, Newfound Press
Provides strategic and innovative direction and oversight of dynamic library programs to support and sustain faculty research through digital scholarship, data services, and intellectual property rights. Develops and maintains a broad network of partners among faculty, scholars, graduate students and administrators to support and advance the library’s scholarly communication programs and goals.
611 John C. Hodges Library
Jayne Smith, Technical Editor
Produces online publications in monograph and journal formats. Manages Newfound Press permissions related to publication. Incorporates open source and commercial software into publications design. Provides training for the use of publishing services. Provides information about issues related to processes, structures, functions, and technologies of scholarly communication.
653-A John C. Hodges Library