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Charleston Library Conference 

Sep 20, 2021

Today's episode features a conversation with Laura Dawson, Head of Data Quality for EDO, Inc.. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. 

Laura has been working with metadata since 1995, mostly focused on metadata...


Sep 13, 2021

Today's episode features audio from a session at the 2020 Charleston Conference titled "Licensing: 'Beastly Breakfast' Roundtable Discussion" led by Adam Chesler, Director, Global Sales, AIP Publishing.

This discussion will include topics such as: Who handles licensing at your institution? Procurement? General...


Aug 30, 2021

Today's episode features Audio from a Lively Discussion at the 2020 Charleston Library Conference, "Research Librarians and Society Publishers Working Together to Advance OA and Research." Speakers are Judith Russell, Dean of University Libraries, University of Florida; Rod Cookson, Managing Director, IWA Publishing;...


Aug 23, 2021

In today's episode, Tom Gilson, Associate Editor for Against the Grain, talks with Erika Valenti, North American Regional Director, Executive Vice President, Emerald Publishing as part of the "Views from the Penthouse Suite" series for the 2020 Charleston Library Conference.

Erika Valenti is Executive Vice President,...


Aug 16, 2021

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

David Durant is Associate Professor and Federal Documents and Social Sciences Librarian at East Carolina University....