Newfound Press: The digital imprint of the University of Tennessee Libraries

  • Linda L. Phillips


The University of Tennessee Libraries launched its digital imprint, Newfound Press, in 2005 to develop a framework for making peer reviewed scholarly and specialized works available worldwide. Building on local digitization investments, Newfound Press has published two monographs, hosts a born–digital journal, and is experimenting with publishing conference proceedings as digital multimedia. Through Newfound Press, the University of Tennessee is promoting open access publishing while resolving issues such as finding sustainable funding, creating a process for peer review “on the fly,” and establishing credibility as a viable scholarly publications venue. If every research library were to provide similar services, access to scholarship could become more transparent than ever before.

Author Biography

Linda L. Phillips
Linda L. Phillips is Alumni Distinguished Service Professor and Head, Collection Development & Management at the University of Tennessee Libraries. She is an adjunct professor in UT?s School of Information Sciences, co?chairs the University?s Scholarly Communications Committee, and has served as a reviewer for the ARL/ACRL Scholarly Communications Institute. Phillips is co?author of a monograph on collaborative collection development.
How to Cite
Phillips, L. L. (2007). Newfound Press: The digital imprint of the University of Tennessee Libraries. First Monday, 12(10).