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Charleston Library Conference 

Jul 12, 2021

This week, ATG the Podcast interviews Mitchell Davis, CEO and Founder of BiblioLabs, and Robert Miller, CEO of Lyrasis, about the recent purchase of BiblioLabs by Lyrasis. The interview is conducted by Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Hub, and Tom Gilson, Associated Editor of Against the Grain. Topics range from the acquisition, to potential changes in corporate culture, the future of existing projects, how they both see the future of ebooks, and more.

Special Announcement

The Charleston Conference is planning a very special “In Between” half-day virtual mini-conference event to explore important late-breaking developments that can’t wait til November for discussion! Our first panel will cover the Clarivate acquisition of ProQuest, and will be moderated by Roger Schonfeld of Ithaka S+R. The second panel is called “Exiting the Tunnel” and will feature reflections from savvy executives on what the bright lights of a post-Covid world offers to them. We hope you'll join us on July 28 at 10:30 AM EST.  Registration is open now on our website. 

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