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
This episode is the Keynote Address from the 2021 Charleston Library Conference, titled “How to Think Like a Civilization” Presented by Paul Saffo, Consulting Associate Professor, Stanford University, and moderated by Michael Keller, Vice Provost, Academic Council, Stanford University Library.
Paul says we live in a moment when the institutions most needed to tackle our global problems are dissolving into uncertainty. That uncertainty tempts us into focusing on what is lost – but we know better. The proper task is to consider how to shape what will emerge in its place. Like it or not, we are recreating ourselves into a new planetary civilization. With luck – and a bit of help from librarians – we might just get it right.
Video of the presentation available at https: https://youtu.be/iPin-yntMAY?t=0
Today’s audio is from a Keynote Address from the 2021 Charleston Library Conference, titled “Think Different” Presented by Joy Connolly, President, American Council of Learned Societies, and moderated by Jim O’Donnell, University Librarian, Arizona State University.
Today, thanks to the gradual democratization of the university and the explosion of digital technology, knowledge (or at least information) has never been more accessible. Meanwhile, academic scholarship has grown ever more highly specialized. Many faculty in the humanities and social sciences are trying to bridge the divide in the hope of reaching more students and a broader public, but they frequently find themselves foiled by entrenched habits of curricular design, rigid faculty reward structures and hierarchies, and uneven access to resources. Joy will lay out some ways people are thinking differently — and from a scholar’s perspective, she’ll discuss how libraries advance scholarly evolution.
Video of the presentation available at https: https://youtu.be/wYd2vO6wVEM
Social Media: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-o-donnell-71006a19/
In this episode, Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Hub, and Tom Gilson, Associate Editor of Against the Grain, enjoy a conversation with Jay Flynn, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Research, at Wiley and Sven Fund, Managing Director at Knowledge Unlatched. Their talk includes topics surrounding the recent acquisition of KU by Wiley: their shared dedication to open access, how KU will fit operationally into the existing structure at Wiley, opportunities and challenges created by the acquisition, and what libraries can expect moving forward.
Twitter: @KUnlatched, @WileyinResearch
Today’s episode features a conversation with Leah Hinds, Executive Director, The Charleston Hub. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference.
Leah Hinds is the Executive Director of the Charleston Hub, which includes the Charleston Conference, Against the Grain, and other publications. This is her 17th year working for the Conference.
Leah and Matthew discuss the Charleston Conference’s decision to go virtual in 2020 after a 40 year history of in person conferences in Charleston, the 2021 hybrid Conference event and navigating the moving pieces and logistics, overcoming technical difficulties, and managing scheduling challenges for both the virtual and in person aspects of the Conference. She says a benefit of both the virtual and hybrid conferences was an increase in international attendees, as well as increased equitable access for those who haven’t been able to attend in the past, and that hybrid events are here to stay.
In this episode, Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Hub, and Tom Gilson, Associate Director of Against the Grain, interview Lauren Kane, who is the incoming President and CEO of BioOne. Topics of conversation run from Lauren’s background and previous experience, early plans and goals for her new role, the issues and challenges facing small, non-profit scholarly publishers, and much more.
After today’s episode, ATG The Podcast! will be taking a break, with new episodes resuming on January 10. We wish you all a very happy holiday season! Thanks for listening!