Editor in Chief: Matthew Ismail, Director of Collection Development, University Libraries, Central Michigan University
The Charleston Briefings are a series of short books (12,000 to 20,000 words) on the topic of innovation in the world of libraries and scholarly communication. The default format for the Briefings is an open access, online e-book. We use Michigan Publishing’s e-book hosting platform to provide online access. We also offer the customer the option to purchase a Kindle, iBook or print-on-demand version.
The audience for the Briefings is the same audience that attends the Charleston Conference: librarians, publishers, entrepreneurs in information technology, vendors and consultants. The series offers timely, readable, and focused treatments of topics of significance to practitioners in these fields. The purpose of the series is to offer the reader a useful overview that will allow them to engage more effectively with new trends and innovations in their industry.