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Charleston Library Conference 

Aug 2, 2021

Today's episode features a conversation with Sarah Lippincott. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference.

Sarah Lippincott is an independent consultant who was formerly the Program Director for the Library Publishing...


Jul 26, 2021

Today's episode features a conversation with Ewoud Compeer of Oxford University. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference.

Ewoud Compeer is a Dutch biomedical scientist and immunologist. He's been doing research in...


Jul 19, 2021

Today's episode features a conversation with Francois van Schalkwyk, founder, African Minds. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. 

Francois van Schalkwyk is a researcher who worked in the academic space with...


Jul 12, 2021

This week, ATG the Podcast interviews Mitchell Davis, CEO and Founder of BiblioLabs, and Robert Miller, CEO of Lyrasis, about the recent purchase of BiblioLabs by Lyrasis. The interview is conducted by Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Hub, and Tom Gilson, Associated Editor of Against the Grain. Topics...


Jul 5, 2021

Special Announcement

The Charleston Conference is planning a very special “In Between'' half-day virtual mini-conference event to explore important late-breaking developments that can’t wait until November for discussion. It will include a Panel on Clarivate's acquisition of ProQuest and a panel where savvy...