come back next year

Sunrise on Long Beach Island, NJ (photo by Donald T. Hawkins) The photo above is appropriate for the final posting of this year’s blog. It shows sunrise, not sunset, because it provides an optimistic view of future Charleston Conference. Everyone agreed that...

long arm of the Law

This highly popular session, now in its 13th year, followed its previous format: a rendition of The Long Arm of the Law, followed by 2 presentations that were moderated by Anne Okerson, Senior Advisor on Electronic Strategies for the Center for Research Libraries....

Innovation Session

Innovation sessions feature brief presentations on various subjects. I attended session 3 on scholarly publishing  Multimodal Monographs: Content, Collaboration, Community Sarah McKee from Emory University and Allison Levy from Brown University described...

The Read & Publish User Journey

Delivering a unified reader and author experience. Ralph Youngen, American Chemical Society: The user journey has two separate operations: the user goes to one place to read and another to publish. How we got here: From the 1990s user names and passwords were for only...

Charleston Premiers

  The annual Charleston Premiers session provides an opportunity for publishers and vendors to showcase their newest  and most innovative products. Speakers participate in 5 minute lightning rounds. The audience then votes on several “Best of”...