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ATGthePodcast 136 – Interview with Steve Fallon, De Gruyter, on the University Press Library Collaborative

Charleston Hub
Charleston Hub
ATGthePodcast 136 - Interview with Steve Fallon, De Gruyter, on the University Press Library Collaborative
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This episode features Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Hub, and Tom Gilson, Associate Editor for Against the Grain, as they interview  Steve Fallon, Vice President, Americas and Strategic Partnerships at De Gruyter. The conversation follows topics surrounding the University Press Library Collaborative, a meeting with the purpose of providing stakeholders a platform to discuss common issues and challenges, as well as the De Gruyter University Press Library product.

ATGthePodcast 135 – A Conversation with Juliane Schneider, Senior Bioinformatics Analyst and Data Liaison, Sage Bionetworks

Charleston Hub
Charleston Hub
ATGthePodcast 135 - A Conversation with Juliane Schneider, Senior Bioinformatics Analyst and Data Liaison, Sage Bionetworks
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Today’s episode features a conversation with Juliane Schneider, Senior Bioinformatics Analyst and Data Liaison at Sage Bionetworks. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. 

Juliane obtained a dual degree in Library Science and Information Systems from Drexel University. This training, and her knowledge of databases, has helped her successfully navigate her career path over the years.  She currently works at Sage Bionetworks, a nonprofit that works mostly with NIH and with data collection, curation and making it available to users.  Juliane says, “she has always been interested in making things discoverable in some way.”

Juliane and Matthew discuss research data management and how time affects the research data cycle, how challenging it is to get in at the very beginning of the cycle, and the problems with grant funding of research data management. She believes research data management should be a line item in the operational budget of the university or institution.

She also believes there is a great deal of responsibility when it comes to data and how algorithms are created, and the way data is searched that we need to be aware of. The open access and open data conversation of how to responsibly use data is not occurring often enough.

ATGthePodcast 134 – Serials Crisis: Can data help treat this chronic condition?

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Charleston Hub
ATGthePodcast 134 - Serials Crisis: Can data help treat this chronic condition?
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In today’s episode we feature audio from a Lively Discussion from the 2020 Charleston Library Conference, titled “Serials Crisis: Can data help treat this chronic condition?” Presented by Lori Carlin, Chief Commercial Officer, Delta Think, Inc.; Keith Webster, Dean of University Libraries, Carnegie Mellon University; Michele Potter, Collection Strategist for Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), University of California, Riverside Library; and Amy Pawlowski, Executive Director, OhioLINK.

When it comes to library budgets, there is an ever-widening gap between university budgets and library budgets, with library budgets continuing to shrink even when university budgets may increase. This gap is neither new nor novel; but now in this era of global pandemic, moves to online learning, and unprecedented changes in higher education budgets, the problem is worse than ever and likely poised to accelerate at a rapid pace. 

What may be different, however, is that today’s deep well of data can help stakeholders track down, understand, and respond to these challenges.  But what data is most useful and how can we gather it?

In this session, we will hear from some of the leading experts in both consortia and institutional libraries about data hunting and innovative ways data can be used to make the most of purchasing spend. Visibility into current pricing trends, including by discipline, business model and publisher helps inform the purchasing context. At-a-glance intelligence about business models and deals, as well as descriptions of emerging model and deal types, help early career professionals and senior staff alike keep current on this rapidly changing landscape.

We’d like to thank Lori Carlin, Keith Webster, Michele Potter, and Amy Pawloski again for participating in this Panel. The video recording of this session is available on the conference’s YouTube channel at the link provided below.

Video of the presentation available at:  https://youtu.be/tYdU5hFxldg

Onwards! The Next-Generation Open Access (OA) Models Journey

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Charleston Hub
Onwards! The Next-Generation Open Access (OA) Models Journey
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Audio from a Concurrent Session of the 2020 Charleston Library Conference, presented by Sharla Lair, Strategist, Content and Scholarly Communication Initiatives, Lyrasis; Sara Rouhi, Director, Strategic Partnerships, PLOS; and Maurice York, Director of Library Initiatives, Big Ten Academic Alliance.

Library consortia and publishers of OA-native content are collaboratively exploring new business models that attempt to balance the imperatives of multiple stakeholders with the need for more sustainable OA funding models that support shared principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this session, panelists will talk about the models they are exploring, what they are learning through the process, and where they want to go from here. The panelists invite participants to engage in meaningful discussion about: 1) the challenges of designing equitable cost-sharing models that include funders, publishers, reading institutions, publishing institutions, and other stakeholders; and 2) the opportunities to reimagine new systems and models upon which scholarly communication functions.

 Video of the presentation available at https://youtu.be/mI0iNZo3gX8

ATGthePodcast 132 – A Conversation with Max Mosterd, Head of Operations and Analytics, Knowledge Unlatched

Charleston Hub
Charleston Hub
ATGthePodcast 132 - A Conversation with Max Mosterd, Head of Operations and Analytics, Knowledge Unlatched
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Today’s episode features a conversation with Max Mosterd, Head of Operations and Analytics, Knowledge Unlatched. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. 

Max received a Master of Science at Erasmus University, Rotterdam. He founded a startup, published on bibliometrics and wrote his MA thesis on the pricing of scholarly content, all before beginning his career at Knowledge Unlatched. He started out working in infrastructure, working with publishers and libraries, in sales and relationship building.  For the past two years, his focus has been on a new product called Oable. Max says Oable is a management solution that helps institutions to manage their open access transactions, whether Gold OA or transformative agreements.  Max and Matthew discuss the OA environment, the planning that led to Oable, and working with stakeholders.  Max says Oable releases continuous updates as they work with stakeholders, hoping to slowly make the complexities of managing OA more manageable for institutions.

 

ATGthePodcast 131 – Why Marketing Is Broken: A Conversation with Jill Heinze, Saddle-Stitch Marketing

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Charleston Hub
ATGthePodcast 131 - Why Marketing Is Broken: A Conversation with Jill Heinze, Saddle-Stitch Marketing
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Today’s episode features a conversation with Jill Heinze, Saddle-Stitch Marketing. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. 

Jill began her career in the library at Virginia Commonwealth University as an outreach person to target and engage undergraduate audiences.  Afterwards she studied marketing and has worked in several marketing organizations, mainly in a research capacity. She now works with product companies doing user research as well as doing marketing for those in the information industry in her side business, Saddle-Stitch Marketing.  Also, Jill wrote for the Charleston Briefings about her experiences with marketing in libraries. 

Jill and Matthew will discuss why marketing is broken. She says there are so many different interpretations of the word “marketing, ” and many feel that marketing and communications go hand in hand.  She says it is important to have a strong product orientation toward marketing and you have to figure out what people need and how best to deliver it to them. Problems can arise if you think of marketing only as an end to itself. Marketing is a tool kit, and choices and ethics are important. She says we shouldn’t try to sell people things they don’t need but should redirect our efforts to meet the needs of our users.  If we can’t understand that or don’t care about that, we don’t need to be doing what we’re doing.  

ATGthePodcast 130 – A Conversation with Peter McCracken, Electronic Resources Librarian, Cornell University

Charleston Hub
Charleston Hub
ATGthePodcast 130 - A Conversation with Peter McCracken, Electronic Resources Librarian, Cornell University
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Today’s episode features a conversation with Peter McCracken, Electronic Resources Librarian, Cornell University. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. 

Peter received a library degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, then a master’s in maritime history from East Carolina University. While he was working on that master’s degree, he was hired for his first professional position as a reference librarian in East Carolina’s Joiner Library.  In 1999, he graduated and was offered a position at the University of Washington in the undergraduate library as a reference librarian.  One year later in 2000 Peter, his brothers, and a high school friend started Serial Solutions, which was acquired by ProQuest in 2004, where Peter continued to work until 2009 when he left Serial Solutions and ProQuest to focus on his passion, maritime history. He created a second company called ShipIndex.org, which helps people do research on ships that interest them. He continues to work at his company, and also as an E-Resources librarian at Cornell for the past 6 years.

Matthew and Peter will talk about being an entrepreneur and the founding of Serial Solutions, where the funding came from, what Serial Solutions is and what problems it solves.  Peter has seen both sides as a librarian and as a vendor in this scholarly communication world, thus he understands what it means to be a salaried employee and to be an entrepreneur. He also discusses what libraries need for businesses and what libraries need to know about being an entrepreneur.

ATGthePodcast 129 – A Conversation with Laura Dawson,  Head of Data Quality, EDO, Inc.

Charleston Hub
Charleston Hub
ATGthePodcast 129 - A Conversation with Laura Dawson,  Head of Data Quality, EDO, Inc.
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Today’s episode features a conversation with Laura Dawson, Head of Data Quality for EDO, Inc.. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. 

Laura has been working with metadata since 1995, mostly focused on metadata about books and publishing, then video. She ran a consulting agency for seven years working with different presses and publishers.  She also worked for HBO for a few years, and she currently works in advertising analytics at EDO, Inc. to create and maintain a taxonomy of brands and products and accompanying attributes like categories.

Laura and Matthew will discuss the topic of metadata for non-specialists. Understanding metadata and understanding that the value of metadata is important for all of us in this scholarly communication sphere. They’ll discuss what is metadata?  Who is your audience? How are they getting it and what does it cost them? Are all important things to ask about when thinking about metadata.

ATGthePodcast 128 – Licensing: ‘Beastly Breakfast’ Roundtable Discussion

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Charleston Hub
ATGthePodcast 128 - Licensing: 'Beastly Breakfast' Roundtable Discussion
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Today’s episode features audio from a session at the 2020 Charleston Conference titled “Licensing: ‘Beastly Breakfast’ Roundtable Discussion” led by Adam Chesler, Director, Global Sales, AIP Publishing.

This discussion will include topics such as: Who handles licensing at your institution? Procurement? General counsel?  A designated person in the library?  What is the library’s role? How do you advocate for your needs if you aren’t in control of the licensing process?

 Video of the presentation available at https: https://youtu.be/2u3QLlZzW20

Conference Registration Page: https://www.charleston-hub.com/the-charleston-conference/registration-info/

ATGthePodcast 127 – Research Librarians and Society Publishers Working Together to Advance OA and Research

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Charleston Hub
ATGthePodcast 127 - Research Librarians and Society Publishers Working Together to Advance OA and Research
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Today’s episode features Audio from a Lively Discussion at the 2020 Charleston Library Conference, “Research Librarians and Society Publishers Working Together to Advance OA and Research.” Speakers are Judith Russell, Dean of University Libraries, University of Florida; Rod Cookson, Managing Director, IWA Publishing; Alicia Wise, Director, Information Power; and Gaynor Redvers-Mutton, Head of Business Development and Sales, Microbiology Society and facilitated by Adam Chesler, Director, Global Sales, AIP Publishing.

Large publishers are like fish swimming in the sunlight zone of the ocean: they are very visible to librarians and other stakeholders in scholarly communication. Smaller independent publishers of all kinds also exist and these are like fish swimming in the twilight zone of the ocean: also beautiful, strong, and varied but less visible and less food filters down to them.

In these deeper waters there are many potential OA shoalmates swimming about. Publishers with very similar missions and serving the same researchers as librarians do.

A very basic challenge exists, and this is simply to meet and work together directly. In the subscription world these relationships are typically mediated by sales or subscription agents of various kinds, but exploring OA agreements require more direct conversations about publishing as well as access.

This session will explore what has been learned about building these new relationships and how to make them successful. It will be a first event to share the outcomes of the pilot projects between libraries/consortia and society publishers flowing from the Society Publishers Accelerating Open access and Plan S (SPA OPS) project.

 Video of the presentation available at https: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaNFOdWt8jA

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