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Charleston Library Conference 

Mar 20, 2023

In today’s episode, we’re talking with Adam Chesler, Director of Global Sales, American Institute of Physics.   Adam is interviewed by Matthew Ismail, a Conference Director and Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings.

Adam talks with Matthew about STEM publishing, the physics niche in publishing, and the relationship between the publisher and the customer. He says that, at some level, his job is to help AIP keep the lights on, and Adam explains how the sales of AIP journal subscriptions supports the mission of the society. Libraries do not always consider the fact that the journals have a larger role in the mission of the society, wanting to pay as little as possible for the content, and it is Adam’s job, not only to sell journals, but to communicate the value of the product in the broader STEM research ecosystem. 

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