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2015 Charleston Conference

Against the Grain “Views from the Penthouse Suite” Interviews

YouTube Playlist of all Plenary Sessions

YouTube Playlist of all Neapolitan Sessions

Alexander Street Press Media Page (contains all 2014 and 2015 videos)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Assessment and Academic Library Value Preconference
(Moderated by Cris Ferguson, Murray State University; presented by Carrie Donovan, Ferris State University; Ashley Ireland, Murray State University; Adam Murray, James Madison University; and John Watts, University of Nevada Las Vegas.)

Thursday, November 5, 2015


The Value of Libraries: An Association Leadership View
(Moderated by Anthony Watkinson, CIBER Research. Presented by Courtney Young, Head Librarian and Professor of Women’s Studies, Pennsylvania State University.)

Star Wars in the Library: Part I (The Revenge of the Jedi) and Part II (The Force Awakens)
Moderated by Anthony Watkinson, CIBER Research. Presented by Jim O’Donnell, University Librarian, Arizona State University.

Industry Consolidation: Real Life Examples
Moderated by Charles Watkinson, University of Michigan. Presented by Tommy Doyle, Elsevier; Bob Nardini, ProQuest;  and Doug Way, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Secret Life of Articles
Moderated by Meg White, Rittenhouse; speakers were Lorraine Estelle, Project COUNTER, Wouter Hauk, Elsevier, and Carol Tenopir, University of Tennessee Knoxville.

Think Like a Start-Up (Or an Upstart!)
Moderated by Ann Okerson (CRL). Presented by Peter Brantley (UC Davis Library), Mitchell Davis (BiblioLabs), and Franny Lee (SIPX).

Innovation in Open Access Monographs, Archives and Journals
Moderated by Rick Anderson, University of Utah. Presented by Brian Hole, Ubiquity Press; Alison Mudditt, University of California Press; David Parker, Alexander Street Press.

Shared Print in the Orbis Cascade Alliance and the Colorado Alliance
Moderated by Charles Watkinson, University of Michigan. Presented by Xan Arch, Reed College; James Bunnelle, Lewis & Clark College; Jill Emery, Portland State University; Yem Fong, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries; Michael Levine-Clark, University of Denver Libraries; and George Machovec, Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries.

Text and Data Mining Contracts: The Issues and Needs
Moderated by Med White, Rittenhouse; speakers were Nancy Herther, University of Minnesota; Daniel Dollar, Yale University; Darby Orcutt, NC State University Libraries; and Alicia Wise, Elsevier.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Needle-Moving Impact: From Act to Impact
Presented by Katherine Skinner, Educopia Institute.

The Long Arm of the Law Returns: Privacy Explored
Moderated by Ann Okerson, CRL. Presented by William Hannay, Schiff Hardin; Lisa Macklin, Emory University; Gary Price, InfoDOCKET.

Don’t Get Married to the Results: Managing Library Change in the Age of Metrics 
Presented by by Corey Seeman, Kresge Library Services, University of Michigan.

GOBI, YBP, & Overdrive: Changes in the Ebook Distribution Landscape 
Moderated by Nancy Herther, University of Minnesota. Presented by Kari Paulson, ProQuest; Steve Potash, Overdrive; Dan Tonkery, Content Strategy.

The Young and the Restless: Fresh Eyes Scan the Scholarly Publishing Landscape 
Moderated by Mark Sandler, CIC. Presented by Mara Blake, University of Michigan; Hannah Scates Kettler, University of Iowa Libraries; Jen Maurer, Cambridge University Press; Dan Valen, Figshare.

Hyde Park Debate. Resolved: Altmetrics are Overrated. 
Moderated by Rick Anderson, University of Utah. In Favor: Derek Law, Professor Emeritus, University of Strathclyde. Opposed: Maria Bonn, Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois.

Saturday, November 7, 2016

How Do We Study Satisfaction with Academic eBook Collections?
Presented by Alison Bradley and Beth Caruso, UNC Charlotte. Moderated by Jack Montgomery, University of Western Kentucky.

New Platforms and Discovery Tools: Towards 21st Century University Presses and Libraries
Moderated by Charles Watkinson, University of Michigan. Presented by Angela Carreno, New York University; Helen Cullyer, Mellon Foundation; Susan Doerr, University of Minnesota Press; Ellen Faran, Director Emerita of the MIT Press, Project Manager, UPScope; Leila Salisbury, University Press of Mississippi.

Summon, EBSCO Discovery Service, and Google Scholar: Comparing Search Performance Using User Queries 
Presented  by John Vickery, NC State University. Moderated by Anthony Watkinson, CIBER Research.


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