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The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers and resource managers in Charleston, SC to discuss issues of importance to them all.

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Everyone is welcome to participate in conference sessions, but we do ask that multiple viewpoints be represented and do not allow solo presentations from any one company.

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We think historic downtown Charleston, SC, is the perfect venue to hold an annual conference! We’re sure you’ll agree once you visit.

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“The Charleston Conference is an incredibly stimulating venue. I am tired afterwards, but get so many great ideas, network with my colleagues, and learn what is going on. I recommend it highly.”


Come Back Next Year

So we have come to the end of another Charleston Conference. It has been a pleasure writing this blog and reporting on some of the interesting sessions. There are many more that are equally interesting, and the complete file will e available to attendees in about two...


  The final-final session traditionally has occurred after the provided lunch and consisted of a series of questions asked of the audience using polling software. This year, Leah Hinds conducted the poll. Here are some of the results. Interesting: Nobody from...

Closing Session

The closing session featured Derek Law, Emeritus Professor, Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. He used an extensive collection of slides to summarize the conference in his very well received presentation. Why do we keep returning to...

Charleston Premiers

The Charleston Premiers were 5-minute presentations of new products, after which the audience voted for the best design, most impactful, and best new product. Eric Calaluca, President, Paratext: The Base Inventory of Research Databases (BIRD) contains over 7,500...

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