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Publications 2018, 6(2), 13; doi:10.3390/publications6020013

Engaging and Supporting a University Press Scholarly Community

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University of Huddersfield Press, Huddersfield HD1 3DH, UK
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Independent Research Consultant, Huddersfield HD1 3DH, UK
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Received: 17 January 2018 / Revised: 20 March 2018 / Accepted: 22 March 2018 / Published: 27 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Open Access and the Library)
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In this paper we explore how the development of The University of Huddersfield Press, a publisher of open access scholarly journals and monographs, has enabled the sharing of research with a wider online audience. We situate the development of the Press within a wider research environment and growing community of New University Presses (NUPs) where there is an increasing demand for demonstrating research impact, which drives the need for improved analysis and reporting of impact data, a task that often falls within the remit of library and academic support services. We detail the benefits of the University Press Manager role in terms of ensuring professional service that delivers consistency and sustainability. We go on to outline the experiences of engaging with different online spaces and detail the extensive support for student authors. We argue that in order for the Press to support building a strong and engaged scholarly community and provide new spaces for emerging research, continued investment in both platform development and infrastructure is required. View Full-Text
Keywords: open access; publishing; library; journals; monographs; scholarly communications; social media open access; publishing; library; journals; monographs; scholarly communications; social media
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