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Charleston Library Conference 

Jun 10, 2024

Audio from Day One of the 2023 Charleston In Between

Today we’re featuring Audio from Day One of the 2023 Charleston In Between.  In this session, we’ll discuss why integrity in research and publishing matters, and Institutions, libraries and their roles in research integrity. Also, how to define integrity...


May 28, 2024

Today’s episode features a guest host, Michael Upshall, Community and Outreach Manager at Core, who talks with Euan Adie, founder of Altmetrics and Overton.

Euan is originally from Aberdeen, Scotland. He studied computer science at Edinburgh University. Euan talks about his background and early career working in...


May 7, 2024

Today’s episode features a guest host, Michael Upshall,  Community and Outreach Manager at Core, who talks with Bianca Kramer, Advisor, Analyst and workshop facilitator at SesameOpenScience.

Bianca shares her transition from scientist to librarian, driven by a desire for broader interests and family time. She found...


Apr 29, 2024

Audio from the 2023 Charleston Conference from the Thursday Keynote presented by James Daunt, CEO, Barnes & Noble.

Today we’re featuring Audio from the 2023 Charleston Conference from the Thursday Keynote presented by James Daunt, Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble, the world’s largest retail bookseller, of...


Apr 15, 2024

Audio recorded at the 2023 Charleston Conference from the 14th annual "Long Arm of the Law” session.

This session was presented by Kyle K. Courtney, Director of Copyright & Information Policy, Harvard University and Michelle Wu, Retired Associate Dean of Library Services, Director of Law Library, and Professor of...