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Charleston Library Conference 

Jul 4, 2022

This week's episode features audio from the 2022 Charleston In Between virtual conference from a session titled "In the News: Ukraine” moderated by Ann Okerson, Senior Advisor, Center for Research Libraries, and featuring Arik Burakovsky, Assistant Director, Russia and Eurasia Program, The Fletcher School of Law and...


Jun 27, 2022

This week’s episode features an interview with Anna Kijas, Head of Lilly Music Library at Tufts University, and Quinn Dombrowski, Academic Technology Specialist in the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, and in the Library at Stanford University. The interview was conducted by Leah Hinds, Executive...


Jun 20, 2022

Audio from the 2022 Charleston In Between virtual conference from a session titled "The Mergers & Acquisitions Landscape in Scholarly Publishing” moderated by by Roger Schonfeld, Director, Libraries & Scholarly Communication & Museums, Ithaka S+R and featuring Christopher Burghardt, Senior Vice President, Academia and...


Jun 6, 2022

Join us for our latest podcast episode featuring a conversation between Colleen Campbell, Max Planck Digital Library, and Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director.

Colleen lives near Florence, Italy, and after many years working for Casalini Libri and ITHAKA in Europe, she...


May 31, 2022

Join us for our latest podcast episode featuring a conversation between Anita Schjøll Brede, CEO & Co-Founder at Iris.ai, and Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director.

Anita currently lives in Denmark and is the CEO and Co-Founder of Iris.ai, which is an AI company handling...