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Charleston Library Conference 

May 20, 2020

In this, the opening keynote of the 2019 Charleston Conference, Brewster Kahle (Internet Archive) unveils another step in the grand goal of “universal access to all knowledge”. Listen to discover how a new initiative by the Internet Archive is combating the epidemic of fake news by repairing and replacing Wikipedia...


Sep 3, 2019

This episode features a Charleston Conference Penthouse Suite Interview with Ashley Bailey (Dir, Collection Development & Workflow Solutions, Central US, GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO) and Doug Way (Associate University Librarian for Collections and Research Services, University of Wisconsin, Madison).

They are...


Aug 26, 2019

This week’s episode features a Charleston Conference Penthouse Suite Interview with Barbara Meyers Ford, President of Meyers Consulting Services. Barbara is interviewed by Tom Gilson of Against the Grain and Nancy K. Herther of the University of Minnesota. They discuss the highlights and changes in scholarly...


Aug 5, 2019

This episode contains part two of the Penthouse Suite Interview with Ruth Okediji (Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School). Ruth is again interviewed by Against the Grain’s Tom Gilson and Ann Okerson of the Center for Research Libraries. 

Ruth talks about how libraries are embedded in copyright law...


Jul 30, 2019

Today, we’ll hear Part 1 of our Penthouse Suite Interview with Ruth Okediji. Ruth is interviewed by Against the Grain’s Tom Gilson and Ann Okerson of  Center for Research Libraries. It’s really interesting to hear Ruth describe her path to copyright law, why copyright law is not her favorite thing to teach, and...