International Open Access Week Event, Bangor University “The Institution as a Publisher”

Thursday 22nd October 2015

Management Centre

1-3pm with lunch at 12.30

1-1.45 Scholarly publishing in the library

Graham Stone, Information Resources Manager, Computing and Library Services, University of Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield Press was re-launched in 2010. Over the last 5 years the Press has published 12 monographs (6 on open access), 7 open access journals and a number of CD/DVDs through Huddersfield Contemporary Records. This presentation will look at what we have learnt over the past 5 years – some of the pitfalls and successes – and where we hope to go from here. The presentation will also touch briefly on the benefits of possible collaboration between New University Presses.

 1.45-2.30 Two of Us: library/press collaboration

Anthony Cond, Managing Director, Liverpool University Press and Andrew Barker, Head of Academic Liaison & Special Collections & Archives, The University of Liverpool Library.

The emergence of library publishing in the UK, following its continual growth in the US, signals a desire both to challenge and complement long established scholarly publishing practices. But what problems might these perceived solutions actually solve, and how might library publishers, university presses and partnerships between the two actually benefit their host institutions? Showcasing a fruitful publishing partnership in Liverpool, and a compendious knowledge of the Beatles back catalogue, Andrew Barker and Anthony Cond invite you to join a Magical Mystery Tour of library/publisher collaboration.

2.30-3 Discussion about in-house publishing projects that are underway at Bangor University

Free event for WHELF members. To book your place please contact