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Title:Joining the knowledge creation, scholarly publishing and dissemination network: the development of publishing at UNAM
Author:Katjavivi, Jane
Periodical:Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (ISSN 2026-7215)
Geographic term:Namibia
Abstract:An overview of the history, vision and function of UNAM (University of Namibia) Press is presented. As it approached its 20th anniversary in 2012, the UNAM established UNAM Press as its fully-fledged publishing unit. In the past, UNAM publications have been produced in a number of ways, involving various actors, including the communications and marketing department, the Centre for External Studies, the Research and Publications Committee and local publishers. In 2002, a UNAM Press Committee was established with UNAM Press mostly serving as a name under which titles were published and distributed. It had no mission or publishing programme, no staff and no long-term budget. UNAM Press lived on precariously until its stepwise revival during 2008-2012 with the development of a publishing policy framework, an implementation plan, and the appointment of three full-time staff: a publisher, an editorial and production manager, and an administrative officer. Its vision was stated 'to be the leading publisher of scholarly research and innovation in Namibia.' It is expected that UNAM Press will provide a platform for sharing research output, encouraging scholars within and outside UNAM. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]