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ATGthePodcast 232 - A Conversation With Steve Fallon, President, De Gruyter

Audio from the 2023 Charleston Conference Leadership Interview Series. Meg White, Senior Consultant, Delta Think, and a Director of the Charleston Conference, interviews Steve Fallon, President, De Gruyter.

Meg and Steve talk about his new role as President of De Gruyter, and what he sees as the organization’s biggest challenges but also opportunities and what he’s most excited about. Steve talks about the recent merger between De Gruyter and Brill, why it came about and the impact this will have for humanities publishing and scholarship and what it will mean for libraries, also De Gruyter’s ebound initiative and how De Gruyter has been an innovator in developing alternative book funding models through collaboration and bringing people together.

Steve is a long-time participant of the Charleston Conference, and he talks about his experiences at the 2023 Fall event, how open access seemed to be the hot topic, and that we also need to think about OA along with financial sustainability. He feels that the Charleston Community offers more direct engagement with stakeholders and more opportunities for meaningful discussions, and some very important meetings that have taken place in Charleston for him.

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