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Charleston Library Conference 

Aug 7, 2017

This week, Leah Hinds hosts another installment in our series of Charleston Conference preconference previews! You can find registration for these sessions on the main conference registration page, and session details are available on the conference website.

Charleston Library Conference Website

Metadata Preconference Preview

A big welcome to Clare Dean and Jennifer Kemp today! They’re presenting a preconference session titled, “Sharing and Discovery ‘Without Good Metadata, What is the Cost to Society? What Discoveries Are We Missing?” It’s scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

Clare Dean is a Marketing and Communications Publishing Consultant and the Community Outreach Manager for Metadata 2020. With over 12 years of experience in the publishing industry, she has worked for a variety of publishers including John Wiley & Sons, Emerald Group Publishing, and most recently as the Director of Marketing and Communications for the open access journal, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene.

Jennifer Kemp is Crossref’s Outreach Manager for Metadata Delivery Services, working with a variety of organizations and publishers that use Crossref metadata.  Jennifer previously worked for Springer Nature and HighWire Press and remains influenced by her years as a librarian at IBM Research.


Next up, we’re talking with Colleen Campbell about the preconference session titled, “Evaluating a Growing Body of Evidence, on the Road to Strategic Decision Making for Collection Development and Open Access.”

Motivated by a strong personal commitment to the principle of Open Access, Colleen Campbell recently joined the Max Planck Digital Library, based in Munich, Germany, to lead Partner Development in the global Open Access 2020 Initiative. In this role she facilitates collaboration among stakeholders in the transition from subscription-based dissemination of scholarly outputs to open access. Before coming to the MPDL, she held the position at the non-profit organization, ITHAKA, as European Director of Institutional Participation and Strategic Partnerships for JSTOR and the Portico digital preservation service. She is an active member of the scholarly communications community, as an elected member of the UKSG Main Committee and serving on the Open Scholarship Initiative Summit Group. She travels extensively, speaking frequently at industry events; the Charleston Conference community will remember her for her long-time collaboration with Casalini Libri.

Also participating in this session are Kristin Antelman, University Librarian at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Ralf Schimmer, Head of Scientific Information Provision at the Max Planck Digital Library, and Éric Archambault, President and CEO of 1science and Science-Metrix.