Join us for our latest podcast episode featuring a conversation between Arne Almquist, Library Administrator and Technologist, and Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director.
Arne is a University administrator and technologist with a wide range of experience in IT and mid-sized and research-level academic libraries. Arne obtained his Masters and PhD in Information Science and has served at three different libraries since 1983, most recently as Vice President of Information Management and Decision Support at Lamar University.
Arne and Matthew discuss how he became involved with libraries, how his background in information science and technology has impacted how he understands libraries and the information world, and working in collection development. Arne will also discuss being a Rotary International member and how that helped his work in the university. He says it is important for libraries to be information savvy, forward thinking, and understand trends to help support the university better and, in turn, they will receive better support from the university.
Join us for our latest podcast episode featuring a conversation between Kent Anderson, Founder, Caldera Publishing Solutions and Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director.
Kent has a background in art and journalism, and a long history of working at the top of the publishing industry. He’s currently an active consultant, peer reviewer and author who produces a daily newsletter called The Geyser.
Kent and Matthew discuss how he came to be involved with scholarly publishing and what he thinks is the fundamental goal and responsibility of scholarly publishing. Kent says a publisher should be a trusted expert intermediary who adheres to publishing and research standards of excellence and helps users by reducing complexity and who serves the reader and the community with the best quality and most relevant materials.
Keywords: #publishing, #academicpublishing, #scholarlypublishing, #academiclibraries #libraries #librarianship #librarycollection #scholarlycommunication #podcasts
In this episode, we feature audio from the 2021 Charleston Library Conference from a session titled “From Ideals of Equity to Equity in Practice for Open Access” presented by Emily Farrell, Director of Open Research, Americas, at Taylor & Francis Group, and Greg Eow, President, Center for Research Libraries.
Libraries and mission-driven publishers exist at an influential nexus between the creation and consumption of scholarly knowledge. Both sides navigate the spaces between supporting the development of research and ensuring access to that research. Both require tremendous resources to enact their values: budgets to support human resources and technical infrastructure, alongside materials. The global pandemic further highlighted the urgency of open, equitable, and digital access to knowledge and has propelled many organizations to make a new commitment to open access models.
This session will look at models of open access that attempt to center equity, as well as the structural challenges faced in developing and implementing them. They’ll discuss the importance of collaboration between mission-driven entities to effect change in the systems that support knowledge access and distribution.
Video of the presentation available at: https://youtu.be/gm_UESwaLGQ
Keywords: #libraries, #publishing, #publisher, #academiclibraries, #openaccess
ATGthePodcast 156 – A Conversation with Trongthi Nguyen, Collection Development Librarian, RMIT University Library, Vietnam
Join us for our latest podcast episode featuring a conversation between Trongthi Nguyen, Collection Development Librarian, RMIT University Library, Vietnam, and Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director.
Trongthi Nguyenwas born in Central Vietnam and moved to Ho Chi Minh City (AKA, Saigon) as a child to attend school. He obtained his MS in Library Science and decided to become a librarian upon graduation. Thi said many people in Vietnam have seen the job of librarian as a very simple matter of checking books in and out, but things are changing and they are seeing that there is much more to librarianship than this.
Thi and Matthew will discuss his job and what it’s like to do Acquisitions work at RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) in Ho Chi Minh City, the different sorts of Universities in Vietnam and what their system of higher education is like. They will also discuss how RMIT (an Australian university) came to Vietnam and how it differs from other Vietnamese universities, how academic libraries have changed in Vietnam in the years since he first began his career at RMIT, and how a focus on customer service and communications is transforming the profession.
Keywords: #academiclibraries #libraries #librarianship #librarycollection #scholarlycommunication #podcasts #highereducation #university
Join us for our latest podcast episode featuring a conversation between Tony Zanders, Founder and CEO, Skilltype, and Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director.
Tony and Matthew discuss the start of Tony’s professional career in the entrepreneurial world of Silicon Valley, his customer-centered work at ExLibris from 2009 to 2014, and his move back home to New Orleans, where he became a part of the startup/entrepreneurship community. A few months later, EBSCO took advantage of Tony’s unique expertise by hiring him to integrate their EBSCO databases into third party software platforms. In 2018, after conversations with selected library directors about underserved areas in library operations, Tony founded Skilltype, a startup that centers around creative library professional development in an era of staffing austerity. Tony is a long-time attendee of the Charleston Conference.
Today’s episode features a conversation between Stephen Rhind-Tutt, President, Coherent Digital, LLC and Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director.
Stephen has worked in Electronic Publishing for 33 years, starting with the small CD-Rom publisher, APT books, which released some of the first CD-Roms, and then at Silver Platter. He worked briefly at Gale, and then he ran Chadwick Healy, US, before co-founding Alexander Street Press in 2000. After selling Alexander Street to Proquest in 2018, Stephen founded Coherent Digital in 2019.
An entrepreneur who remarks that his work is also his play, Stephen is a restless innovator whose current projects revolve around taming “wild content” in the virtual space.
Today’s episode is from the 2021 Charleston Library Conference from a session titled “Whole Ebook ILL: On the Road Toward a Scalable Solution” presented by Whitney Murphy, Sr. Product Manager, Clarivate; Allen Jones, Director, Digital Library and Technical Services, The New School; George Machovec, Executive Director, Colorado Alliance; Sylvia Bonadio, Sales Director, Americas, Brill; and Lisa Nachtigall, Director, Global Institutional Resellers and Channel Strategy, Oxford University Press.
Interlibrary loan (ILL) has a long and valued history, and today, it’s more important than ever. Stagnant library budgets and increasing virtual learning environments, combined with the impact of the global pandemic, all increased the importance of borrowing and lending across libraries. While ILL services have expanded to include support for digital lending, a scalable solution does not yet exist for aggregated whole ebook lending. Supporting a shift to whole ebook lending offers an opportunity for publishers and libraries to collaborate on how best to address challenges and leverage the affordances of digital content and workflows.
Join this discussion to hear from both academic librarians and publishers as they discuss the benefits and concerns surrounding ILL models and the opportunities presented by whole ebook lending. Early results and findings from a successful whole ebook ILL pilot will be shared.
Video of the presentation available at: https://youtu.be/m0NRlxJElrM
Social Media: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wkmurphy/
Join us for our latest podcast episode featuring a conversation between Lindsay Wertman, President, IGI Global; Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Hub; and Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director.
Lindsay is the newly appointed President of IGI Global, a smaller, independent academic publisher located in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Lindsay started out as an editorial assistant at IGI Global 15 years ago, working with authors and editors and learning how to build relationships directly with librarians and researchers in the field.
Topics will include Lindsay’s roles (past and present) at IGI Global, the importance of learning from and being mentored by her colleagues, the benefits of working for a smaller academic publisher, competing with the bigger “fish” in publishing, and how IGI Global has evolved over the years to meet changing user needs and the end user experience. Lindsay says IGI Global is set to release their very first OA book over the next month, and by year end they expect to add at least 2-5 fully OA books to their portfolio.
IGI Global, established in 1988, is a leading independent international academic publisher with a portfolio of more than 6,600+ reference books, 175+ scholarly journals, and a broad collection of e-Book and e-Journal Collections, encompassing 11 core subject areas. As a full member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), IGI Global is committed to ensuring that only the highest quality and properly vetted content is released to the research community. www.igi-global.com
Audio from the 2021 Charleston Library Conference from the session titled “Using Data to Drive Decisions: Libraries, Publishers and the New Open” presented by Adam Der, License Manager, Max Planck Digital Library; Matthew Willmott, Open Access Collection Strategist, California Digital Library; Melissa Junior, Senior Director Journals, ASM; and Heather Staines, Senior Consultant, Delta Think and moderated by Meg White, Senior Director, Delta Think.
Utilizing and disseminating open content is about more than just the license applied, it’s understanding where your organization fits in terms of trends over time, trends globally, and according to business or funding model. Gold, hybrid, public access/bronze, diamond, green, subscription content comprise the mixed model environment in which we find ourselves, and the models are becoming more–not less–complex. How can your library make spending or negotiating decisions that will best serve your researchers, from students to faculty? How can a society settle on a model for a new open access journal? How can underserved communities assess both their uptake and their output when it comes to open? Meet libraries and publishers using tools and data to find where they fit in the developing OA landscape so they can move forward confidently with keen insights.
Video of the presentation available at: https://youtu.be/uucvOq29Cqw
Social Media: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heatherstaines/
Twitter: @heatherstaines, @DeltaThink, @CalDigLib, @MPDL, @ASMicrobiology
Today’s episode features a conversation with Joyce Backus of the National Library of Medicine. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and a Conference Director at the Charleston Conference.
Joyce retired two years ago as Associate Director for Library Operations of the National Library of Medicine where she had spent her entire career. She started at the NLM as a library school student who wanted to get into biomedical and biological libraries, eventually becoming an associate fellow who would work her way up through the ranks over the years.
Joyce and Matthew will discuss what makes the Library of Medicine special, Index Medicus (which became MEDLINE and then evolved into PubMed), the process by which the NLM analyzes which programs to discontinue, and how PubMed selects the content that is added to the Index. They will also discuss how the internet and open access changed publishing and libraries all over the world.
Social Media: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joycebackus/
Keywords: #PubMed, #NLM, #medlibs, #libraries, #CharlestonHub, #CharlestonConference