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Charleston Library Conference 

Mar 27, 2017

Interview with Jim Bunnelle and Jonathan Harwell

Jonathan H. Harwell  (Head of Collections and Systems, Olin Library, Rollins College)

James Bunnelle  (Acquisitions & Collection Development Librarian, Watzek Library, Lewis & Clark College) 

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Mar 19, 2017

Big Data 2.0: Critical Roles for Libraries and Librarians

Big Data is a live issue in e-commerce and market intelligence, e-government and politics, national security, and smart healthcare; a key feature of digital scholarship and open science; and an emergent concern for education and the cultural heritage sectors. Big...

Mar 13, 2017

Nancy Maron Interview

On today’s show, we will hear from Nancy Maron, President and Founder of BlueSky to BluePrint, a strategic consulting firm helping publishers, librarians, and leaders of digital initiatives to develop sustainable business models. Website

Comments from today’s co-host:

You know, Bill Hannay is...

Mar 6, 2017

Bill Hannay, Censorship and "Naked Lunch: The Musical"

Did you know that some of your favorite books and literature have been considered obscene? They may have even been banned from libraries and forbidden distribution. On today’s episode we hear from Bill Hannay about banned books, obscenity trials and the four-year...