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
Join us for our latest podcast episode featuring a conversation between Jason Priem, Co-Founder of OurResearch, Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Hub, and Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings.
As a PhD student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jason led the creation of the field of altmetrics–coining the term, authoring the influential Altmetrics Manifesto, and leading the first altmetrics workshops. Jason also co-founded Impactstory (now OurResearch), a nonprofit building open software to promote the growth of open science. Since then, Our Research has received funding from the US National Science Foundation, US National Institutes of Health, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and others.
Topics of conversation include the all-night hack-a-thon session that led to the start of OurResearch and the many different projects under the OurResearch umbrella, but focusing on the newest product in their portfolio called OpenAlex. Inspired by the Library of Alexandria, OpenAlex is “an open and comprehensive catalog of scholarly papers, authors, institutions, and more.”
ATGthePodcast 148 – A conversation with Emily Poznanski, Director of the Central European University Press
Today’s episode features a conversation with Emily Poznanski, Director of the Central European University Press. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference.
Emily is currently based out of Vienna. Prior to her current position at the Central European University Press, she worked at a fully open access publisher in Warsaw, then served as Director of Strategy at De Gruyter in Berlin.
Emily and Matthew will discuss the context in which Central European University emerged from the ashes of the Communist Regime, the shift in mindset for both the university and the press when moving from Budapest to Vienna, the complex community of distinct cultures and traditions in Central Europe, and the mission of the Central European University Press to export to the rest of the world a body of knowledge about Central Europe that offers a pathway to properly understand that complex community.
Audio from the 2021 Charleston Library Conference from the session titled “On the Open Access Road Again: Is the value of the big deal declining?” presented by Michael Levine-Clark, Dean of Libraries, University of Denver; John McDonald, Director of Product Management, Assessment & Analytics, EBSCO Information Services; and Jason Price, Research & Scholarly Communication Director, SCELC Library Consortium, and moderated by Heather Staines, Senior Consultant, Delta Think.
Faced with declining budgets and ever-increasing costs for journal subscriptions, academic libraries are reconsidering their approach to journal collection development. Big deal packages are often the main target of cancellation decisions, at least partly because of the perception that a growing proportion of their underlying articles is freely available–on the publisher site or elsewhere. If this is the case, then we would expect to see trends toward declining value (i.e. increasing cost per use) in CPU metrics that take freely available articles into account.
Building on recent presentations on proportion and/or value of open access, aggregator access, and post cancellation access, we’ll present data that examines 4 year trends in cost per use for one or more major journal publishers across a range of institutions. In addition to traditional cost per use, we’ll examine cost per publisher paid use (which eliminates publisher-hosted OA from the denominator) and highlight any differences in the direction or degree of these trends. Comparison of these metrics should provide insight into whether increasing open access publishing is reducing the value of the traditional big deal.
Video of the presentation available at: https://youtu.be/b4Zwz_Fb_7g
ATGthePodcast 146 – A Conversation with Jim O’Donnell, University Librarian, Arizona State University
Today’s episode features a conversation with Jim O’Donnell, University Librarian, Arizona State University. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference.
Jim O’Donnell was a longstanding academic and professor of classics before becoming University Librarian at Arizona State University in 2015. Jim and Matthew, both Charleston Conference veterans, will discuss libraries and the internet before 1995, that moment for libraries and the internet, as Jim puts it, “when all the lights went on at Broadway at once.”
This week’s episode has audio from the 2021 Charleston Library Conference from the “Long Arm of the Law” session, presented by Kevin Smith, Dean of Libraries and Director of the University Press, University of Kansas and Lila Bailey, Policy Council for the Internet Archive, and moderated by Ann Okerson, Senior Advisor, CRL. The Long Arm Panel focuses each year on serious legal topics for the information industry.
Once again, the Long Arm of the Law session lights the Charleston Conference stage! In this year’s presentation we will continue to inform the audience about the latest court cases and rulings that impact us in libraries and the information industry. As always, there are many new legal developments that will intrigue the Charleston audience.
Lila Bailey will offer insights about the AAP member-publishers copyright infringement suit against the Internet Archive.
Kevin Smith will speak about the intricacies of controversial new state legislation that requires publishers to license ebooks to public libraries on “reasonable terms.”
Video of the presentation available at https: https://youtu.be/90YaKo4dbhg