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Charleston Library Conference 

Nov 28, 2022

Today we’re featuring a fascinating conversation with Thafeer Atta, Co-Founder of Avicenna Research, a newly formed company based in the United Arab Emirates with the purpose of enhancing and disseminating research from the Arab World. Thafeer is joined today on ATG the Podcast by Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of...


Oct 28, 2022

Ijad Madisch is described in Wikipedia as “a German virologist, founder and CEO of the research network ResearchGate and member of the Digital Council of the Cabinet of Germany.” As a scientist and entrepreneur, Ijad and his partners founded ResearchGate in 2008 with a handful of members and a “clear goal: to...


Oct 17, 2022

Join us for our latest podcast episode featuring a conversation between Boaz Nadav Manes, University Librarian, Lehigh University Library, and Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and a Conference Director at the Charleston Conference.

Boaz is the University Librarian at Lehigh University....


Oct 10, 2022

Join us for our latest podcast episode featuring a conversation between Simon Linacre, Head of Content, Brand & Press at Digital Science, and Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and a Conference Director at the Charleston Conference.

Simon is a native of Northern England who worked as a...


Oct 3, 2022

Audio from the 2021 Charleston Library Conference from a session titled “State of The Academic Library: Library Leaders Share What Makes Institutions Thrive” presented by Elijah Scott, Executive Director, Library Services, Florida Virtual Campus; Kathleen Bauer, Director, Collections, Discovery and Access Services,...