Charleston In Between 2022

Virtual Conference
May 11-12, 2022

Thank you for attending!
Recordings of the sessions are now openly available.

The Charleston Conference is planning a very special “In Between” 2-day virtual conference event to explore important late-breaking developments that can’t wait until November for discussion. Sessions will be held in Zoom, and will be recorded and sent to registered attendees after the event to watch on demand.

  • Individual Registration: $75
  • Group Rate: $225 (View as an unlimited group in a classroom/meeting room setting, or register for up to 5 individual access points.)
  • Low to Lower Middle Income Countries Rate – Reduced registration rates for individuals who are residents of low and middle income countries based on the World Bank List of Economies. Contact Sharna Williams, Conference Registrar, for details at

Code of Conduct

Thank you to our Event Sponsors!

Your registration includes lunch and a coffee break thanks to the support of our sponsors. See details below!


Day One: Wednesday, May 11
10:30 am – 4:00 pm Eastern
Main Conference Presentations

The Charleston Conference would like to sincerely thank Roger Schonfeld (Director, Libraries & Scholarly Communication & Museums, Ithaka S+R) and Ann Okerson (Senior Advisor, CRL) for organizing and presenting panels for this year’s Charleston In Between.

10:30 am
Leah Hinds, Executive Director, Charleston Hub

The Mergers & Acquisitions Landscape in Scholarly Publishing

by Roger Schonfeld, Director, Libraries & Scholarly Communication & Museums, Ithaka S+R

Discussion of Clarivate/ProQuest Acquisition
: A recap and overview designed to to capture the highlights, downstream consequences, open questions, and updates since our last Charleston In Between session.

  • Moderated by Roger Schonfeld, Director, Libraries & Scholarly Communication & Museums, Ithaka S+R
  • Christopher Burghardt, Senior Vice President, Academia and Government, Clarivate
  • Ofer Mosseri, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Ex Libris

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch Break

  • Sponsored by Cambridge University Press: $15 Grub Hub gift certificates for up to the first 600 registrations)

1:00 – 3:00 pm
“In the News”:
Updates on recent news developments, with a focus on the Ukraine Conflict and its chilling impact on the conduct of research, scholarship, education. What’s happening and what are we to make of it? This discussion will leave the audience reflecting on both the world situation on how world events can affect the kind of academic activities society relies on and almost takes for granted.

  • Ann Okerson, Senior Advisor, Center for Research Libraries (CRL)
  • Arik Burakovsky, Assistant Director, Russia and Eurasia Program, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Arik will speak about the challenges to research and higher education, both locally and globally, arising from the Russian war in Ukraine.
  • Quinn Dombrowski, Academic Technology Specialist, Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, and the Library, Stanford University. Quinn will speak about the SUCHO project (Saving Ukrainian Cultural
    History Online).
  • Gwen Evans, Vice President Global Library Relations, Elsevier. Gwen will speak about how publishers have made decisions about providing or withdrawing services from Russia at this time and the challenges of doing so.
  • Kent Lee, President and CEO, East View Information Services, Inc. Kent will speak about managing East View offices and publishing staff activities in Kyiv and Moscow in these times.
  • Dr. Tetiana Yaroshenko, Vice-President for Research and IT, the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Tetiana will speak about what it’s like to provide information services in an academic institution during the time of war.

3:00 – 4:00 pm Networking Session

Day Two: Thursday, May 12
1:00 – 4:30 pm Eastern

Vendor Info Sessions and Networking

The Charleston Vendor Info Sessions are your opportunity to hear about the latest news and updates from the companies and products you use! Sessions will each be 20 minutes in length, with 10-15 minutes of presentation and ample time for audience Q&A.

Session 1:

  • 1:00 pm De Gruyter
  • 1:20 pm Cambridge University Press: Higher Education from Cambridge University Press: what we’ve learned, what’s been improved, what we still want to accomplish
  • 1:40 pm HeinOnline
  • 2:00 – 2:30 pm Coffee Break
    • Co-sponsored by Clarivate: $10 Starbucks e-gift cards for first 100 registrants

Session 2:

  • 2:30 pm  East View Information Services: Continuity in Conflict: Information Sources in Ukraine, Afghanistan, and Other Regions
  • 2:50 pm  BMJ: Research to Publication, the latest collaboration between BMJ and The University of California San Francisco 
  • 3:10 pm Ex Libris: Building features users want: A community-based enhancement approach for Ex Libris and its customers
  • 3:30 pm Avidnote: A new digital platform for academic note-taking: effectively write, organize and collaborate with Avidnote

4:00 – 5:00 pm Networking Session


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