Charleston Conference Notes

ILL and Acquisitions

Michael Arthur and Emy Decker from the University of Alabama noted that the goal of academic research libraries is to provide access to what users need. What decisions need to be made when the user makes a request? IS it more effective to borrow or buy an item? What...

The Vendor Showcase

The Vendor Showcase (aka Exhibit Hall) occupied the day on Tuesday. About 100 exhibitors attended.  Only a few workshops were scheduled for the day, giving attendees ample time to visit as many vendors as they wished. (This is a feature that all conferences should...

Requirements for Attendees

Beth Bernhardt (L) Program Chair, and Leah Hinds (R) Conference Executive Director The conference is starting, and because of COVID, some requirements have been instituted.  Above you can see Beth and Leah describing them, and you can listen to their video here. For...

Welcome to the Conference Blog

Welcome to the 2021 Charleston Conference blog! For many of us, the Charleston Conference is a milestone--it is the first in-person conference we have attended in over a year, and for those coming from other parts of the country, the first time we have traveled by...

Innovation Session 3

Christopher Kenneally Christopher Kenneally, Marketing Director, Copyright Clearance Center moderated this session and said that innovation is what everybody is thinking about but nobody has done. This session featured 8 minute presentations from 4 companies, as...

New Frontiers in Discovery

Session summary: Discovery has been around for over a decade now, and new, recent advances are making it much smarter. Researchers no longer have to settle for brute force keyword searches that drown them in irrelevant results. Instead, recent leaps in subject and...

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