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Against The Grain - The Podcast

Linking Publishers, Vendors, and Librarians
Against The Grain - The Podcast

Description

The audio supplement to "Against The Grain - Linking Publishers, Vendors and Librarians" Against the Grain is your key to the latest news about libraries, publishers, book jobbers, and subscription agents. Our goal is to link publishers, vendors, and librarians by reporting on the issues, literature, and people that impact the world of books and journals.

Episodes

ATGthePodcast 067 - Stephanie Rosen Interview

Oct 29, 2018 49:50

Description:

Welcome to ATG the Podcast! I’m Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Conference, and I’m happy to welcome two guests to the podcast today. Stephanie S. Rosen is a librarian scholar who brings insights from disability studies—and its intersections with feminist, queer, and critical race studies—into library administration and digital scholarship. She is Associate Librarian and Accessibility Specialist at the University of Michigan Library and holds a PhD in English from University of Texas at Austin. Stephanie is the author of the upcoming title for the Charleston Briefings series, "Accessibility and Publishing". She’s also presenting on the same topic at the upcoming Charleston Conference in just a little over a week!

Matthew Ismail will be interviewing Stephanie. Matthew is the Director of Collection Development at Central Michigan University, and editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings.

Thanks so much to both of you for being here with us today! Now I’ll turn it over to Matthew and Stephanie for the interview.

And thanks also to all of our listeners for tuning in. We’d love to hear from you. If you have questions or comments about today’s show, or suggestions for future podcast topics or speakers, please get in touch. You can use the Contact form on the podcast website, atgthepodcast.com, or you can email me directly at leah@charlestonlibraryconference.com. 

 

ATGthePodcast 066 - ATG Health Sciences Issue Webcast

Sep 24, 2018 01:07:29

Description:

On today’s podcast we feature the audio from a webcast aired live on August 22, 2018 titled “ATG Health Sciences Special Issue Panel Discussion”. Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Conference is joined by three of our featured article authors for a discussion of the upcoming September issue of Against the Grain.

“The (Not So) Accidental Ontologist and other Tales of Alternative Librarianship” by David Bender, Librarian from Radiological Society of North America

“Hitting our Stride: Reflections Four Years Later from a Born-Digital Medical Library” by Elizabeth Lorbeer, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

“One Health: Connecting the Dots”  by Pamela Rose, Health Sciences Library, University at Buffalo

Links:

David Bender’s Slides

Liz Lorbeer’s Slides

Pamela Rose’s Slides

Poll Results

Attendee Chat Log

 

ATGthePodcast 065 - Georgetown MakerHub Interview

Sep 10, 2018 41:00

Description:

Hi everyone, this is Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Conference, and I’d like to welcome Beth Marhanka and Don Undeen to the ATG podcast!

Beth is Interim Associate University Librarian for User Services and Engagement, and Head of the Gelardin New Media Center and MakerHub at Georgetown University. Don is Adjunct Faculty, Communication, Culture & Technology, and Manager of the Maker Hub in the Lauinger Library, also at Georgetown.

They’re going to be interviewed by Tom Gilson, Associate Editor of Against the Grain, about the Maker Hub, and they’ll also be covering some material from an interview with Beth in the September print issue of ATG so be sure to check out the interview in full!

Links:

https://www.library.georgetown.edu/gelardin

https://www.library.georgetown.edu/makerhub

https://www.library.georgetown.edu/gelardin/showcase

 

Contact Info:

Beth Marhanka

Interim Associate University Librarian User Services and Engagement, 

and Head, Gelardin New Media Center/Maker Hub Georgetown University

beth.marhanka@georgetown.edu

Don Undeen

Adjunct Faculty, CCT

Manager of Maker Hub

Georgetown University

dhu3@georgetown.edu

 

ATGthePodcast 064 – Interview with Dave Tyckoson

Aug 13, 2018 38:35

Description:

Welcome to episode 64 of ATG: The Podcast. This week’s installment features audio that was recorded live at the 2017 Charleston Conference as part of our Penthouse Suite interviews. Dave Tyckoson, Librarian, California State University, is interviewed by Tom Gilson of Against the Grain and Jack Montgomery of Western Kentucky University.

Each year, ATG is pleased to release a series of video interviews titled “Views from the Penthouse Suite.” These interviews occur at the Charleston Library Conference, and it has become something that we look forward to every year. Select speakers and attendees are invited to the Penthouse Suite on the 12th floor of the Francis Marion Hotel in historic downtown Charleston, SC, to discuss wide-ranging topics and issues of importance to the publishing and library world. Videos of these interviews are available on the Charleston Conference YouTube channel and on the Conference website video page. Thanks for listening!

Links:

Dave Tyckoson Interview Video https://youtu.be/iMbPBeaobnU Charleston Conference YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CharlestonConference ATG Views from the Penthouse Suite Videos: http://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/video/atg-penthouse-interviews/

ATGthePodcast 063 – ATG Trendspotting

Jul 16, 2018 42:17

Description:

Hi, this is Leah Hinds. Welcome to episode 63 of ATG: The Podcast. We’ve had a gap in our shows recently but I’m glad to be getting back on track! This week, I’m nearing the end of our summer road trip. We’re in Freeland, Michigan, visiting my husband’s family and then we’ll be heading back to South Carolina in time for me to participate in the Charleston Conference Call for Papers review meeting.

Speaking of the conference, before we get into today’s episode I have a brief reminder about our Charleston Fast Pitch Competition. The call for submissions and nominations is now open, and the deadline is this Friday, July 20. Fast Pitch encourages proposals for ideas on improving or transforming the work environment at a library, or any information-related enterprise or organization in educational technology. There will be two awards of $2,500 each for winning proposals from U.S.-based tax exempt non-profit organizations through the generous support of the Goodall Family Foundation. There will also be a third international award of a travel stipend to attend the 2018 Conference to present your winning idea to the audience. The international travel award is graciously supported by Business Expert Press and Momentum Press. Go to www.charlestonlibraryconference/fastpitch for more information and to submit your proposal or nomination. I’m looking forward to seeing all of your innovative ideas!

This week’s episode features the audio from a recording of a webinar where we introduced a new project called ATG Trendspotting. Building on last year’s FutureLab, Against the Grain and the Charleston Conference invite broad participation in our new ATG Trendspotting Initiative, a community-engaged process for cooperatively and collaboratively exploring different trends and forecasting their impact on scholarly communication, publishing, and academic libraries.

One of the outcomes of the initiative will be producing a vetted listing of social, policy, economic, technology, and educational trends by means of the Trend Storm. Anyone in the library, publishing, and information industry is invited to fill out the Trend Storm submission form by July 20 – the link is available in the show notes. You can submit a Trend Storm even if you are unable to attend the Charleston Conference so don’t let travel be a barrier to participation!

We will also be hosting a Trend Lab forum at the Charleston Conference on the potential impacts of the trends on the information industry with a small group of nominated/invited participants, as well as presenting a Trend Talk panel at the Charleston conference sharing the results of the Trend Lab discussion and soliciting further input.

LINKS:

Charleston Fast Pitch Competition: http://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/fastpitch Video of the Trendspotting Webinar: https://youtu.be/zP3c_2qa_uY Trend Storm Submission Form: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/1183232 More information on ATG Trendspotting: https://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/announcing-the-new-atg-trendspotting-initiative/

 

 

ATGthePodcast 062 – Interview with Pat Sabosik

Jun 13, 2018 26:32

Description:

Hi, this is Leah Hinds. Welcome to episode 62 of ATG: The Podcast.  

This week, I’m recording from the Yavapai Lodge at Grand Canyon National Park to interview Pat Sabosik. Pat is an information industry executive with a broad background in digital product management and corporate planning for companies including America Online, Elsevier, Thomson Learning (now Cengage) and Gartner. She has been a judge for the Software & Information Industry Association’s Codie Awards for nearly ten years. The Codie’s recognize new and innovative digital products and services for the business and education marketplace. In this podcast she will provide some background on the Association, the awards, and how they relate to libraries. A big welcome to Pat, and thanks for joining us!

LINKS:

SIIA Codie Awards: https://www.siia.net/codie/

2018 Finalists: https://www.siia.net/codie/2018-Finalists

 

ATGthePodcast 061 – Interview with Loretta Parham

May 21, 2018 30:41

Description:

If you listened to last weeks’ episode, you know that I’m on the road with my family for the summer. Today I’m recording in San Antonio, TX, where we’re getting ready to visit the Alamo and bike the Missions Trail. The audio for episode 61, however, was recorded live at the 2017 Charleston Conference as part of our Penthouse Suite interviews. Loretta Parham, CEO & Library Director of Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library, is interviewed by Tom Gilson of Against the Grain and Glenda Alvin of Tennessee State University. Ms. Parham was also a keynote speaker for the conference, and her presentation can be viewed at https://youtu.be/F-0nqy44KIo

Each year, ATG is pleased to release a series of video interviews titled “Views from the Penthouse Suite.” These interviews occur at the Charleston Library Conference, and it has become something that we look forward to every year. Select speakers and attendees are invited to the Penthouse Suite on the 12th floor of the Francis Marion Hotel in historic downtown Charleston, SC, to discuss wide-ranging topics and issues of importance to the publishing and library world. Videos of these interviews are available on the Charleston Conference YouTube channel and on the Conference website video page. Thanks for listening!

Links:

Loretta Parham Interview Video https://youtu.be/f_EiqLKOy04

Charleston Conference YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CharlestonConference

ATG Views from the Penthouse Suite Videos: http://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/video/atg-penthouse-interviews/

 

ATGthePodcast 060 – Interview with Stephen Rhind-Tutt and 2018 Fiesole Retreat Recap

May 14, 2018 45:20

Description:

This is Leah Hinds, welcome to Episode 60 where we interview Stephen Rhind-Tutt, and hear a recap of his closing session from the 2018 Fiesole Retreat.

If you want to skip directly to the Fiesole Retreat recap portion of the podcast, it starts at 23:45

My family and I started a cross-country summer road trip yesterday, and although I planned to record using my mobile hotspot, we had no cell phone reception at the campground so I’m coming to you live from a Starbucks in Gulf Breeze, Florida.

I was happy to be able to attend the 2018 Fiesole Retreat in Barcelona a few weeks ago. It was a fantastic event with lots of presentations from experts the library and information industry around the world. Stephen did the closing session summary that encapsulated all the major ideas and themes that were raised that week, and we’ve asked him to recap that information here. 

Stephen Rhind-Tutt is President of Fairfax House, a consultancy in electronic information product development. He currently sits on the board of the University of California Press, and advises ProQuest. From 2000 to 2018 he co-founded and led Alexander Street Press, an award winning electronic publisher. He has 30 years of experience in electronic publishing in various organizations, including President of Chadwyck-Healey, Inc. and VP for SilverPlatter’s US and health science divisions. Stephen has spoken at a number of conferences including The Charleston Conference, UKSG, The Society for Scholarly Publishing and more.

Interview Questions

Can you tell us about your work at ProQuest? Your work seems to be focused on Virtual Reality now. What can you tell us about VR and why libraries should pay attention? How might it impact our industry?  What can you predict about video and Alexander Street in the future? You've always been an innovator; what innovations does he see in the future for scholarly research & communication? What's on the horizon that we should be focused on? 


Links:

Stephen Rhind-Tutt’s Closing Session Slides: http://www.casalini.it/retreat/web_content/2018/presentations/rhind_tutt.pdf

2018 Fiesole Retreat Website: http://www.casalini.it/retreat/retreat_2018.asp

Links to all presentations and slides: http://www.casalini.it/retreat/retreat_2018.asp#1

ATGthePodcast 059 - Interview with Georgios Papadopolous

May 9, 2018 31:03

Description:

Today, on episode 59, we’re featuring audio from the 2017 ATG Penthouse Suite interview with Georgios Papadopolous, Founder and CEO of Atypon. Georgios is interviewed by Tom Gilson, Associate Editor of Against the Grain.

Each year, ATG is pleased to release a series of video interviews titled “Views from the Penthouse Suite.” These interviews occur at the Charleston Library Conference, and it has become something that we look forward to every year. Select speakers and attendees are invited to the Penthouse Suite on the 12th floor of the Francis Marion Hotel in historic downtown Charleston, SC, to discuss wide-ranging topics and issues of importance to the publishing and library world. Videos of these interviews are available on the Charleston Conference YouTube channel and on the Conference website video page.

Links:

Georgios Papadopolous Interview Video https://youtu.be/P0OaGfzgStQ

Charleston Conference YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CharlestonConference

ATG Views from the Penthouse Suite Videos: http://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/video/atg-penthouse-interviews/

 

ATGthePodcast 058 – Up and Comers Award Recipients – Part 6

May 1, 2018 54:04

Description:

I’m happy to welcome Katrina Spencer, Literatures & Cultures Librarian at Middlebury College, to the podcast. Thanks for taking the time to chat with us today!

In your profile that was published in Against the Grain, you mentioned that one of your career highlights was being a West African Research Center Fellow in Dakar, Senegal. It sounds amazing! Can you tell us more about that experience?

Show Notes:

“Hair Me Out” Exhibit: http://sites.middlebury.edu/lis/2018/02/21/blackhaircelebration/

If Someone Says "You Complete Me," RUN! by Whoopi Goldberg Nabokov's Favorite Words Is Mauve by Ben Blatt

 

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Next, I’d like to welcome Inga Haugen to the show. Inga is Agriculture Life Sciences and Scholarly Communication Librarian, Virginia Tech. Thanks for chatting with us today, Inga! Erin Gallagher is also joining us again, and she’ll be interviewing Inga.

You hold a unique role at the intersection of agriculture and librarianship, and you’ll be starting a PhD program this fall in Agricultural Leadership & Community Education--tell us more about what you’ll be doing in that program.

Link:

VOCATIONAL AWE AND LIBRARIANSHIP: THE LIES WE TELL OURSELVES

http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2018/vocational-awe/

 

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And finally, Tom Gilson will be interviewing Ethan Cutler, Digital Strategist at Western Michigan University. Thanks to both of you for joining us on the show!

Tell us a bit about how you arrived in your career? Being a library digital strategist sounds like a really fascinating job. But what exactly does a digital strategist do? You mentioned in your Against the Grain profile that you've recently been awarded a Technology Enhancement Award by the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Can you tell us more about that accomplishment?" What is a change you hope to make in our profession? What do you think our industry will look like in 5-10 years? Significant changes? What are you reading at the moment? What advice would you give to students interested in careers in librarianship or information studies?

Links:

Technology and Platforms: What’s on the Horizon (2017 Charleston Conference Plenary presentation by Georgios Papadopoulos) https://youtu.be/fPqvqJbUVdc

ATG Penthouse Suite Interview of Georgios Papadopoulos https://youtu.be/P0OaGfzgStQ

 

ATG Media is pleased to recognize the first ever recipients for the Up and Comers award with a series of interviews on the ATG Podcast. Who exactly is an “Up and Comer,” you ask?  They are librarians, library staff, vendors, publishers, MLIS students, instructors, consultants, and researchers who are new to their field or are in the early years of the profession.  Up and Comers are passionate about the future of libraries.  They innovate, inspire, collaborate, and take risks.  They are future library leaders and change makers, and we are excited to celebrate them with this award. There were 20 recipients of the award for 2017 that were announced just prior to the 2017 Charleston Conference. A link to the press release is available in the show notes.

Each episode, we’ll feature 3 – 4 short interviews with different award recipients. We have a standard list of 5 questions for each one, and a custom question based on their activities or interests that were listed in the profiles in Against the Grain. Congratulations to all of the award winners, and thanks to each of you for participating in the podcast.

Links:

Up & Comer Award Winner Press Release https://against-the-grain.com/2017/11/atg-newsflash-atg-medias-first-up-and-comers-awards/

 

Up & Comer Profiles from v 29 #6, the Dec 2017/Jan 2018 issue of Against the Grain: http://www.against-the-grain.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/ATG_profiles_v29-6.pdf

Interview Questions for all UCs:

Tell us a bit about how you arrived in your career? What is a change you hope to make in our profession? What do you think our industry will look like in 5-10 years? Significant changes? What are you reading at the moment? What advice would you give to students interested in careers in librarianship or information studies? Custom question

 

ATGthePodcast 057 – Interview with Judy Luther

Apr 23, 2018 40:48

Description:

Today, on Episode 57, we’re featuring audio from the 2017 ATG Penthouse Suite interview with Judy Luther, President of Informed Strategies. Judy is interviewed by Erin Gallagher, Director of Collections Services at Reed College, and Jack Montgomery, Coordinator of Acquisitions and Collection Services at Western Kentucky University.

Each year, ATG is pleased to release a series of video interviews titled “Views from the Penthouse Suite.” These interviews occur at the Charleston Library Conference, and it has become something that we look forward to every year. Select speakers and attendees are invited to the Penthouse Suite on the 12th floor of the Francis Marion Hotel in historic downtown Charleston, SC, to discuss wide-ranging topics and issues of importance to the publishing and library world. Videos of these interviews are available on the Charleston Conference YouTube channel and on the Conference website video page. 

Links:

Judy Luther Interview Video https://youtu.be/tXMcwm5uw-k

Charleston Conference YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CharlestonConference

ATG Views from the Penthouse Suite Videos: http://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/video/atg-penthouse-interviews/

 

ATGthePodcast 056 – Up and Comers Award Recipients – Part 5

Apr 16, 2018 55:54

Description:

ATG Media is pleased to recognize the first ever recipients for the Up and Comers award with a series of interviews on the ATG Podcast. Who exactly is an “Up and Comer,” you ask?  They are librarians, library staff, vendors, publishers, MLIS students, instructors, consultants, and researchers who are new to their field or are in the early years of the profession.  Up and Comers are passionate about the future of libraries.  They innovate, inspire, collaborate, and take risks.  They are future library leaders and change makers, and we are excited to celebrate them with this award. There were 20 recipients of the award for 2017 that were announced just prior to the 2017 Charleston Conference. A link to the press release is available below.

First up, Leah Hinds welcomes Tom Gilson, Associate Editor for Against the Grain, and Charlie Bennett, Public Engagement Librarian at Georgia Tech Library, to the podcast. Thanks very much to both of you for joining us today! Tom is going to conduct the interview so I’ll hand things over to him now.

Being a Public Engagement Librarian sounds like a fun job. What does the job entail? What are your key responsibilities? You mentioned in your Against the Grain profile that a couple of years ago you were selected to deliver a TEDx talk on libraries at TEDx Telfair Street. Can you tell us more about that?

Links for show notes:

http://librarynext.gatech.edu -- The Georgia Tech Library renewal project

http://lostinthestacks.libsyn.com -- The feed for the podcast of the radio show, Lost in the Stacks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFGCB51xb6U -- The Library is Not a Collection of Books (TEDx talk)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVvui7sjNaA -- Reimagine Libraries (TEDx talk)

https://tedxaugusta.com -- TEDx Augusta
https://theclubhou.se -- Augusta's Innovation Hub

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Next up we welcome Erin Gallagher and Michael Rodriguez to the show. Erin is Director of Collection Services at Reed College, and she’ll be interviewing Michael, who is Licensing/Acquisitions Librarian at the University of Connecticut. 

Michael mentions that in his spare time he enjoys hiking and biking, and has seen a lot of the U.S. this way.  He tells us about his favorite experiences seeing America “from the saddle of the twelve-speed”.

Michael's interview starts at 20:45 in the audio file.

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Finally, Leah Hinds speaks with Wendy Hagenmaier, Digital Collections Archivist at Georgia Institute of Technology.

We get to hear from Wendy on what it takes to be a Digital Collections Archivist?

Wendy's interview starts at 38:00 in the audio file.

Links for show notes:

RetroTECH exhibit http://retrotech.library.gatech.edu/

 

Link to the Up & Comer Profiles from v 29 #6, the Dec 2017/Jan 2018 issue of Against the Grain: http://www.against-the-grain.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/ATG_profiles_v29-6.pdf

Interview Questions for all UCs:

Tell us a bit about how you arrived in your career? What is a change you hope to make in our profession? What do you think our industry will look like in 5-10 years? Significant changes? What are you reading at the moment? What advice would you give to students interested in careers in librarianship or information studies? Custom question

 

ATGthePodcast 055 – Reading in a Digital Age

Apr 9, 2018 59:10

Description:

Today, on episode 55, we’re featuring audio from a webcast titled “Reading in a Digital Age.” The session was recorded live on Monday, March 26, and was hosted by the Charleston Library Conference. The webcast was presented by David Durant, East Carolina University, and Tony Horava, University of Ottawa. It was moderated by Matthew Ismail, Director of Collection Development at Central Michigan University and Editor-in-Chief of the Charleston Briefings.

The session was based on a book titled “Reading in a Digital Age,” by David Durant. The title is part of the Charleston Briefings, a series short open access ebooks that are available at www.charlestonbriefings.com. We’ve provided a link to the book, as well as a video of the webcast and slides, in the show notes below. Thanks for listening!

We’ve provided a link to the book, as well as a video of the webcast and slides, in the show notes below. Thanks for listening!

Links:

Charleston Briefings www.charlestonbriefings.com

Reading in a Digital Age https://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/cb/mpub9944117/--reading-in-a-digital-age?view=toc

Webcast Video and Slides http://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/video/webinars/reading-in-a-digital-age/

 

ATGthePodcast 054 - Up and Comers Award Recipients - Part 4

Apr 3, 2018 49:56

Description:

ATG Media is pleased to recognize the first ever recipients for the Up and Comers award with a series of interviews on the ATG Podcast. Who exactly is an “Up and Comer,” you ask?  They are librarians, library staff, vendors, publishers, MLIS students, instructors, consultants, and researchers who are new to their field or are in the early years of the profession.  Up and Comers are passionate about the future of libraries.  They innovate, inspire, collaborate, and take risks.  They are future library leaders and change makers, and we are excited to celebrate them with this award. There were 20 recipients of the award for 2017 that were announced just prior to the 2017 Charleston Conference. A link to the press release is available below.

First up, we hear from Kate Hill, Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Kate was part of a fantastic group of presenters for a webinar that the Charleston Conference hosted last fall called “Tips and Tricks for Attending the Charleston Conference.” Kate also talks about the book she co-authored titled The ABCs of ERM, that was made available just last month.

Link: The ABCs of ERM: https://www.amazon.com/ABCs-ERM-Demystifying-Electronic-Management/dp/1440855803/

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Up next, we hear from Erin Gallagher, Director of Collection Services at Reed College, and Katelyn Angell, First Year Success Librarian/Assistant Professor at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus.

Katelyn's position title is “First Year Success Librarian”. We hear how this kind of role is becoming more and more common in academic libraries and why is it so important for librarians to focus on first year students.

Erin is one of the Conference Directors for the Charleston Conference, and she brought the Up and Comer Award to life, so we really want to acknowledge the work she put into this and thank her for it. Thank you, Erin! And thank you, Katelyn, for joining us today for the interview. 

Katelyn's interview starts at 22:30 in the audio file. 

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And finally, Tom Gilson talks with Amanda Lowe, Outreach and Marketing Librarian at University at Albany, SUNY.  

What is the key to be a successful outreach and marketing librarian? What special skills do you need to bring to the job?

Amanda also talks about starting a Stress Less campaign at her  library.

Amanda's interview starts at 33:42 in the audio file. 

Links:

Here’s a short 13ish minute presentation that I did on Stress Less for ULU - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_CLOUIghtI&index=16&list=PLtB93mp1C7ML1Fz5M6y8OV0SQa3GnMq4- News release about stress less from 2016: https://www.albany.edu/news/69391.php Wanted by Betsy Schow: http://www.betsyschow.com/betsys-books/spelled/ Superconnected: The Internet, Digital Media, and Techno-Social Life by Mary Chayko: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/superconnected-the-internet-digital-media-and-techno-social-life/book239425

 

Link to the Up & Comer Profiles from v 29 #6, the Dec 2017/Jan 2018 issue of Against the Grain: http://www.against-the-grain.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/ATG_profiles_v29-6.pdf

Interview Questions for all UCs:

Tell us a bit about how you arrived in your career? What is a change you hope to make in our profession? What do you think our industry will look like in 5-10 years? Significant changes? What are you reading at the moment? What advice would you give to students interested in careers in librarianship or information studies? Custom question

 

ATGthePodcast 053 - Brewster Kahle Interview

Mar 26, 2018 37:23

Description:

Today, for episode 53, we’re featuring the audio from the interview at the 2017 Charleston Conference with Brewster Kahle, founder and digital librarian of Internet Archive. Our hosts are Tom Gilson, Associate Editor of Against the Grain, and Albert Joy, Library Associate Professor Emeritus, University of Vermont.

Each year, ATG is pleased to release a series of video interviews titled “Views from the Penthouse Suite.” These interviews occur at the Charleston Library Conference, and it has become something that we look forward to every year. Select speakers and attendees are invited to the Penthouse Suite on the 12th floor of the Francis Marion Hotel in historic downtown Charleston, SC, to discuss wide-ranging topics and issues of importance to the publishing and library world. Videos of these interviews are available on the Charleston Conference YouTube channel and on the Conference website video page.

Brewster Kahle Interview Video: https://youtu.be/lhblEZfqX_k

List of all Penthouse Suite Interviews: https://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/video/atg-penthouse-interviews/

Internet Archive: https://archive.org/

 

ATGthePodcast 052 - Up and Comers Award Recipients - Part 3

Mar 19, 2018 42:18

Description:

ATG Media is pleased to recognize the first ever recipients for the Up and Comers award with a series of interviews on the ATG Podcast. Who exactly is an “Up and Comer,” you ask?  They are librarians, library staff, vendors, publishers, MLIS students, instructors, consultants, and researchers who are new to their field or are in the early years of the profession.  Up and Comers are passionate about the future of libraries.  They innovate, inspire, collaborate, and take risks.  They are future library leaders and change makers, and we are excited to celebrate them with this award. There were 20 recipients of the award for 2017 that were announced just prior to the 2017 Charleston Conference. A link to the press release is available in the show notes.

Each episode, we’ll feature 3 – 4 short interviews with different award recipients. We have a standard list of 5 questions for each one, and a custom question based on their activities or interests that were listed in the profiles in Against the Grain. Congratulations to all of the award winners, and thanks to each of you for participating in the podcast.

Link to the Up & Comer Profiles from v 29 #6, the Dec 2017/Jan 2018 issue of Against the Grain: http://www.against-the-grain.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/ATG_profiles_v29-6.pdf

Interview Questions for all UCs:

Tell us a bit about how you arrived in your career? What is a change you hope to make in our profession? What do you think our industry will look like in 5-10 years? Significant changes? What are you reading at the moment? What advice would you give to students interested in careers in librarianship or information studies? Custom question

 

I’m excited to be speaking with Heather Howard, Business Information Specialist at Purdue University. Welcome, Heather, and thanks for chatting with us today!

In your profile that was published in Against the Grain, you mentioned that you co-founded the Indianapolis Literary Pub Crawl, a charity event to raise money for adult literacy in central Indiana. You also mentioned working to start Escape Velocity Brewing. I’d love to hear more about both of those initiatives!

Links for show notes:

Indianapolis Literary Pub Crawl http://www.indyliterarypubcrawl.com/

Escape Velocity Brewing http://escapevelocitybrewing.com/

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Up next, we’re chatting with Sarah Hare, Scholarly Communication Librarian at

Indiana University. Thanks for being with us today!

In your profile that was published in Against the Grain, you mentioned that you had the opportunity to teach a Library Juice Academy course on Open Educational Resources. Could you tell us more about that?

Links:

OER Course: http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/147-oer.php

Interview with Sarah on Library Juice Academy site: http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/news/?p=807

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I’m excited to welcome Maoria J. Kirker, Instruction and Assessment Coordinator at George Mason University. Thanks very much for talking with us!

In your profile that was published in Against the Grain, you mentioned being a lover of live music and concerts. Can you tell us about the last concert you attended, or your top 3 you’ve been to in the past?

 Links:

Educate Podcast from APM Reports: https://www.apmreports.org/educate-podcast.

And here is a blog I read regularly: https://hapgood.us/

ATGthePodcast 051 - Library as Publisher webcast audio

Mar 12, 2018 53:59

Description:

This week, on Episode 51, we’re featuring the audio from a previously recorded webcast titled “Library as Publisher: New Models of Scholarly Communication for a New Era.” It broadcast live on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The session was moderated by Matthew Ismail, Director of Collection Development at Central Michigan University and Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings. It was presented by Sarah Lippincott, Scholarly Communications and Digital Scholarship Consultant, and Isaac Gilman, Dean of University Libraries at Pacific University (Oregon), and founder and Director of the Pacific University Press.

Sarah Lippincott is the author of a book in the Charleston Briefings series that the webcast and a session at the 2017 Charleston Conference were based on. Her open access e-book, and more information on the Charleston Briefings can be found at charlestonbriefings.com.

The video recording, slides, poll results, and more are available on the Charleston Conference website at the link in the show notes. Thanks for listening, and I hope you enjoy the presentation.

Charleston Briefings: www.charlestonbriefings.com

Video recording of webcast: http://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/video/webinars/library-as-publisher/

ATGthePodcast 050 - Up and Comers Award Recipients - Part 2

Mar 6, 2018 35:50

Description:

ATG Media is pleased to recognize the first ever recipients for the Up and Comers award with a series of interviews on the ATG Podcast. Who exactly is an “Up and Comer,” you ask?  They are librarians, library staff, vendors, publishers, MLIS students, instructors, consultants, and researchers who are new to their field or are in the early years of the profession.  Up and Comers are passionate about the future of libraries.  They innovate, inspire, collaborate, and take risks.  They are future library leaders and change makers, and we are excited to celebrate them with this award. There were 20 recipients of the award for 2017 that were announced just prior to the 2017 Charleston Conference. A link to the press release is available in the show notes. 

Each episode, we’ll feature 3 – 4 short interviews with different award recipients. We have a standard list of 5 questions for each one, and a custom question based on their activities or interests that were listed in the profiles in Against the Grain. Congratulations to all of the award winners, and thanks to each of you for participating in the podcast.

Interview Questions for all UCs:

Tell us a bit about how you arrived in your career? What is a change you hope to make in our profession? What do you think our industry will look like in 5-10 years? Significant changes? What are you reading at the moment? What advice would you give to students interested in careers in librarianship or information studies? Custom question

 

First up, we welcome Shaun Bennett, University Library Technician at North Carolina State University Libraries. 

In his profile published in Against the Grain, he mentioned working with Dr. Julie Mell at NC State on several intriguing digital projects.  

The show Earth 2050 did a segment on our work with the Bayeux Tapestry and the Maeshowe Tomb. Mell and I presented at the World-Tree Conferenceon the Maeshowe Tomb and the 3D printed artifacts. I've also got a 360-camera view of the inside of the Visualization Studio (where we held the projects), showing the Bayeux Tapestryand the Maeshowe Tomb.

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Next up we welcome Hailley Fargo, Student Engagement Librarian at Penn State University, to the podcast. 

In her profile published in Against the Grain, Hailey mentioned a couple of projects that we hear about. One of them was receiving a Penn State Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence Teaching Grant to explore the use of Bird technology in one-shot instruction sessions. What is Bird technology? She tells us more about this.

Also, she recently became part of a team that launched The Librarian Parlor (aka LibParlor), a blog for new and experienced LIS researchers.

Bird by MUV Interactive: https://www.muvinteractive.com/ A blog post I wrote (on my personal blog) about using Bird (and some of the troubles and successes we have had): http://hailleyfargo.com/blog/flying-into-a-window The Librarian Parlor: https://libparlor.com/ Undergraduate Research and the Academic Librarian: Case Studies and Best Practices https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/undergraduate-research-and-academic-librarian-case-studies-and-best-practices

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We then hear from Kiyomi Deards. Kyiomi is Associate Professor / Science Librarian at University of Nebraska-Lincoln University Libraries. 

In the interview, she talks about working on a project called SciPop. 

SciPop: https://unl.libguides.com/scipoptalks

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ATGthePodcast 049 - Penthouse Suite Interview with Maggie Farrell

Feb 26, 2018 31:14

Description:

Each year, ATG is pleased to release a series of video interviews titled “Views from the Penthouse Suite.” These interviews occur at the Charleston Library Conference, and it has become something that we look forward to every year. Select speakers and attendees are invited to the Penthouse Suite on the 12th floor of the Francis Marion Hotel in historic downtown Charleston, SC, to discuss wide-ranging topics and issues of importance to the publishing and library world. Videos of these interviews are available on the Charleston Conference YouTube channel and on the Conference website video page.

Today, for episode 49, we’re featuring the audio from the interview at the 2017 Charleston Conference with Maggie Farrell, Dean of Libraries, University Nevada, Las Vegas. Our hosts are Tom Gilson, Associate Editor of Against the Grain, and Albert Joy, Library Associate Professor Emeritus, University of Vermont. Also, a special thanks to Jared Seay, our video engineer!

https://youtu.be/Sx84NhJ92uk

https://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/video/atg-penthouse-interviews/

Maggie Farrell is the Dean of Libraries at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas leading the library system serving over 30,000 students in a diverse and energetic community. Previously, Maggie was the Dean of Libraries at Clemson University and the University of Wyoming. Maggie also has served as Associate Dean of Libraries at Montana State University; Consultant for the US Government Printing Office; Head of Government Publications at UNLV; USIA/ALA Fellow at Dalhousie University, Canada; and Documents Librarian at Arizona State University. Maggie earned Master’s degrees in public administration from Arizona State University and library science from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. This varied experience contributes to Maggie’s interest in library leadership and management, including authoring the "Leadership Reflections" column in the Journal of Library Administration as well as other presentations and writings.

 

ATGthePodcast 048 - Up and Comers Award Recipients - Part 1

Feb 22, 2018 43:06

Description:

ATG Media is pleased to recognize the first ever recipients for the Up and Comers award with a series of interviews on the ATG Podcast. Who exactly is an “Up and Comer,” you ask?  They are librarians, library staff, vendors, publishers, MLIS students, instructors, consultants, and researchers who are new to their field or are in the early years of the profession.  

Up and Comers are passionate about the future of libraries.  They innovate, inspire, collaborate, and take risks.  They are future library leaders and change makers, and we are excited to celebrate them with this award. There were 20 recipients of the award for 2017 that were announced just prior to the 2017 Charleston Conference. 

Each episode, we’ll feature 3 – 4 short interviews with different award recipients. We have a standard list of 5 questions for each one, and a custom question based on their activities or interests that were listed in the profiles in Against the Grain. 

Interview Questions for all UCs:

Tell us a bit about how you arrived in your career? What is a change you hope to make in our profession? What do you think our industry will look like in 5-10 years? Significant changes? What are you reading at the moment? What advice would you give to students interested in careers in librarianship or information studies? Custom question

First up we welcome Anna Boutin-Cooper to the podcast. Anna is Librarian for the School of Architecture + Planning at MIT Libraries and she was one of the 2017 ATG Up & Comer award winners.

In her profile published in Against the Grain, she mentions that in her spare time she's an "avid knitter, beginning seamstress, budding ceramicist, and aspiring weaver." 

Links for show notes:

Future of Libraries Task Force Report; https://future-of-libraries.mit.edu/sites/default/files/FutureLibraries-PrelimReport-Final.pdf Creating a Social Justice Mindset: Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice in the Collections Directorate of the MIT Libraries http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/108771 And for her currently reading, here are links to the books  mentioned: On Weaving by Anni Albers

Worldcat record: http://mit.worldcat.org/oclc/974676779

More about the text: http://www.albersfoundation.org/teaching/anni-albers/on-weaving/

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Worlcat record: http://mit.worldcat.org/oclc/862149050

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Up next, we speak with Jennifer Thoegersen, Assistant Professor and Data Curation Librarian at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

In her profile that was published in Against the Grain she mentions helping a group of kids build an escape room at the Morton-James Public Library. 

Link for show notes:

In the Library with the Lead Pipe: http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2016/library-lock-down/

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Finally in this episode we chat with Katy Webb, Head of Research and Instructional Services at Joyner Library, East Carolina University.  

Katy has recently published two OER's, and completed a final draft on a book as well.

Links for show notes from Katy:

Library Connect handouts/posters: https://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/articles/literature-search-download-helpful-handout-library-users-their-most-desperate-hour Information Literacy Concepts (textbook with David Hisle as lead author): http://media.lib.ecu.edu/DE/tutorial/OER/Information_Literacy_Concepts.pdf Editable version: http://media.lib.ecu.edu/DE/tutorial/OER/Information_Literacy_Concepts.docx Link to pre-release of Chandos Publishing (single-author book): https://www.elsevier.com/books/development-of-creative-spaces-in-academic-libraries/webb/978-0-08-102266-5 Or on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Development-Creative-Spaces-Academic-Libraries/dp/0081022662/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1517858997&sr=8-1&keywords=Development+of+Creative+Spaces+in+Academic+Libraries

 

 

ATGthePodcast 047 - Meeting the Modern Marketing Challenge in Libraries

Feb 6, 2018 01:00:41

Description:

Welcome to episode 47 of ATG: The Podcast. 

This week, we’re featuring a webcast titled “Meeting the Modern Marketing Challenge in Libraries.” The session was recorded live on Wednesday, January 31, and was hosted by the Charleston Library Conference. The session was based on a book titled “Library Marketing: From Passion to Practice,” by Jill Stover Heinze. The title is part of the Charleston Briefings, a series short open access ebooks that are available at charlestonbriefings.com. 

Charleston Briefings

Library Marketing: From Passion to Practice

Webcast Video and Slides

In today’s libraries, marketing is everyone’s job. Yet, many librarians don’t know what modern marketing is and the preconditions for marketing success. During this year’s Charleston Conference, Charleston Briefing author Jill Stover Heinze convened a lively discussion about these topics in her new book, Library Marketing: From Passion to Practice. The session made clear that many of us share deep concerns and unresolved questions about what adopting modern marketing means in a library context.

This webinar extends the Conference conversation, sharing an overview of the Briefing’s main themes, and revisiting the topics and ideas that were most pressing for session attendees, including:

Understanding how marketing, strategic planning, communications, and assessment relate to one another and what that means for how library staff should think about their roles Why focusing only on ‘telling our story’ misses the mark, and doesn’t guarantee patrons will listen What segmentation is and how you can efficiently reach patrons in new ways by innovating how you approach your user base

Jill is joined by Northern Kentucky University’s Dean of the Library, Arne Almquist. Arne successfully implemented a marketing orientation at Steely Library by modifying its organizational structure to better accommodate marketing as a circular, holistic communication process. 

Matthew Ismail serves as the Q & A Moderator. He is Director of Collection Development, Central Michigan University Libraries and is Editor in Chief, Charleston Briefings.

 

 

ATGthePodcast 046 - Fast Pitch Competition Honorable Mentions - Univ. of Florida

Jan 29, 2018 15:54

Description:

Welcome to episode 46 of ATG: The Podcast.

In this week’s episode, we’re excited to feature another honorable mention from the 2017 Charleston Fast Pitch Competition, an application submitted by the University of Florida Foundation. The Fast Pitch Competition asked for applications from libraries and non-profits across the country to present their new, innovative, and implementable ideas to improve their academic libraries or related organizations. Modeled on venture capital funding competitions, the Charleston Fast Pitch Competition provides two monetary awards of $2,500 to further support the development and implementation of compelling library innovations. Finalists presented their projects to a panel of experts and the 2017 Charleston Conference attendees. Although only four finalists were invited to present at the conference, we had a group of honorable mentions with wonderful ideas and innovative projects that we wanted to highlight as well, so we’re bringing those to our listeners as podcast episodes.

Speaking with us today from the University of Florida are Maggie Ansell and Ariel Pomputius. Maggie is the Nursing & Consumer Health Liaison Librarian, and Ariel is the Health Sciences Liaison Librarian.

1) Introduce yourself and tell a bit about your jobs, background, etc.

2) Tell us about your project - general synopsis?

3) What is its target audience?

4) What pain points are you solving?

5) How does it have a competitive advantage over other similar projects?

6) What are your future plans?

7) Anything else you'd like to cover?

 

ATGthePodcast 045 - Misinformation

Jan 22, 2018 44:57

Description:

Welcome to episode 45 of ATG: The Podcast.  

In this week’s episode, we’re featuring the audio from a previously recorded webcast hosted by the Charleston Conference titled “Misinformation.” The presenter is Samantha J. Kaplan, UNC Chapel Hill.

We have another webcast scheduled for the end of this month on marketing for libraries.  See the link below for details.

Slides: https://www.dropbox.com/s/909ve1r0himt3ej/Misinformation%20Slides.pptx?dl=0

Video: http://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/video/webinars/misinformation/

Charleston Conference Webcasts: http://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/video/webinars/

 

ATGthePodcast 044 - Charleston Conference Participant Reviews

Jan 15, 2018 17:47

Description:

Welcome to episode 44 of ATG: The Podcast. In this week’s episode, we have a series of interviews that were conducted during the 2017 Charleston Conference by Carol Apollo, the conference’s Social Media Manager. Guests stopped by in the lobby of the Charleston Gaillard Center to tell Carol about their impressions of the conference and what their take-aways were from sessions and meetings.

Participants in the interviews, in order of appearance: Jim Freedman, Independent Consultant Sabrina Glogower, Elsevier Cheryl Ball, West Virginia University Library Chris Moffitt, Technica Editorial Services Audrey Powers, University of South Florida Mary Ellen Sloan, Middle Tennessee State University Elizabeth Scarpelli, University of Cincinnati Press Amanda Grombly, California State University Bakersfield Jim O’Donnell, Arizona State University Xiaoyan Song, North Carolina State University Rick Anderson, University of Utah

Links for more information on the Charleston Conference:

http://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/

https://2017charlestonconference.sched.com/

Carol Apollo Digital Services: http://carolapollo.com/

 

 

ATGthePodcast 043 - Fast Pitch Competition Honorable Mentions - Goldey-Beacom College

Jan 8, 2018 26:28

Description:

Hi, this is Leah Hinds. Welcome to episode 43 of ATG: The Podcast

The 2017 Charleston Fast Pitch Competition asked for applications from libraries across the country to present their new, innovative, and implementable ideas to improve their academic libraries or related organizations. Modeled on venture capital funding competitions, the Charleston Fast Pitch Competition provides two monetary awards of $2,500 to further support the development and implementation of compelling library innovations. Finalists presented their projects to a panel of experts and the 2017 Charleston Conference attendees. Although only four finalists were invited to present at the conference, we had a group of honorable mentions with wonderful ideas and innovative projects that we wanted to highlight as well, so we’re bringing those to our listeners as podcast episodes. 

Today we’re happy to be joined by Monica Rysavy and Russell Michalak, applicants from Goldey-Beacom College. 

Link for more information on the Charleston Fast Pitch Competition: http://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/fastpitch/

If you have comments or questions, you can click the “Contact” button on the upper right side of the podcast website, or you can email me directly at leah@charlestonlibraryconference.com. Hope to hear from you soon!

 

ATGthePodcast 042 - Copyright Questions and Answers with Lolly Gasaway, Rumors and more!

Nov 6, 2017 22:47

Description:

Welcome to episode 42 of ATG: The Podcast. For readers of Against the Grain, our guest this week will be familiar from her long-time contributions to the “Copyright Questions and Answers” column.

Laura N. “Lolly” Gasaway is the Paul B. Eaton Distinguished Professor of Law Emerita of UNC Chapel Hill. This week, she’s reading her column from the February 2016 issue of Against the Grain, v28 #1. As always, Lolly answers many intriguing questions. Included are questions sent in from an academic librarian, a public librarian, an elementary school teacher and more.

But first, a few announcements. When this podcast is aired on Monday, November 6, it will be the start of the Charleston Conference week! We’re looking forward to seeing all of our attendees, presenters, sponsors, and exhibitors there.

Please check in upon arrival to receive your name badge and attendee materials. Name badges will be required for entry into conference venues, the reception, and conference shuttles. The registration check-in desk will be located in the upper lobby of the Francis Marion Hotel at 387 King Street. Hours are posted on the conference website at the link provided in the show notes.

The 2017 Conference Reception, sponsored by Elsevier, will be held on Wednesday, November 8, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the SC Aquarium. Shuttle transportation will be available from the Francis Marion Hotel to the aquarium. The entire aquarium, plus the Shark Shallows touch tank outside on the deck, will be open for attendees to visit. Delicious Lowcountry specialties, like shrimp and grits, as well as more traditional reception fare will be served and beer, wine and soft drinks will be available at the bar. Live musical entertainment will be provided by The Soulfeathers. Side note – the awesome guy on drums is my brother! We’ll also have a photo booth, sponsored by Duke University Press, to take pictures with fun and goofy props.

Conducting a Conference takes a lot of dedication, time, and assistance from a lot of people. It also takes money. The Charleston Conference would like to thank all of our sponsors that made generous contributions: Adam Matthew, American Mathematical Society, Better World Books, Cambridge University Press, Canadian Science Publishing, CHOICE, Clarivate Analytics, Credo Reference, Duke University Press, EBSCO Information Services, Elsevier, Gale, a Cengage Company, HighWire Press, IGI Global, IOP Publishing, MDPI, the OECD, Oxford University Press, ProQuest, Rittenhouse, SAGE Publishing, Springer Nature, the Society for Scholarly Publishing, Taylor & Francis Group, University of Hawaii Press, the Wall Street Journal, and Yewno. Please thank their representatives when you see them!

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And now, a few updates to the “If Rumors Were Horses” column from Katina Strauch.

I hope that you have all heard that Leah Hinds has been appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference! Leah is tireless and deserves all the recognition we can give her! Look at all the new initiatives that have begun with ATG and ATG media!

Speaking of which there was a free webinar on Wednesday -- Charleston Library Conference Tips and Tricks for Attending. Heather Staines and Leah organized it and many of the Charleston Conference regulars will be on the webinar. Here is a link to it for your use! It will be available on the Conference website as of Thursday November 2.

https://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/video/webinars

See the Charleston Conference November print issue (v.29#5, p.85) of ATG for a picture of the awesome (we used to call him “the nemesis” in earlier ATGs) Chuck Hamaker who has retired from UNC-Charlotte. Chuck is pictured with his Emeritus certificate from UNC-C. What a career Chuck has had. He will be presenting at the Charlotte Initiative Symposium on Monday afternoon.

2017charlestonconference.sched.org/

If you haven’t encountered Carol Apollo you need to! Carol and Leah met when they were neighbors in Gilbert, SC. Carol is a Social Media Manager and Strategist who believes that a good social media campaign has the power to change the world. She has worked mostly with non-profit and volunteer organizations to optimize their Internet presence and engage their audience and has been working with Against the Grain Media for the past 6 months. Carol’s podcast on social media for libraries is available on the ATG newschannel. Carol has moved back up north but she will be in Charleston helping with the podcast at the Conference in the Gaillard Center lobby - recording takeaways and comments from attendees. She will also be helping with the Speed networking during the poster sessions at the Conference

http://atgthepodcast.libsyn.com/podcast/atgthepodcast-039-libraries-and-social-media-with-carol-apollo

Speaking of the Poster sessions, Tom Gilson has worked diligently with Jesse Lamarre of Morressier Gmbh in Berlin. Thank also to Sven Fund for hooking us up with Morressier and to John Williams who has worked with Tom and Jesse to make the virtual posters a reality. Hope that you all like them! There will be 37 Virtual posters in Charleston this year! jesse.lamarre@morressier.com

www.morressier.com

Fast Pitch finalists have been selected and we're in the process of coaching. Be sure to come and vote for our favorite at the session on Wed 11/8 at 4:40 PM. 

Glenda Alvin is introducing Loretta Parham, one of our keynote speakers at the Conference. Glanda was reminiscing about African American Librarians attending the Conference. Many of them have retired and we are searching for more to take up the mantle! Be sure and meet Aaisha Haykal, manager of archives at the Avery Center for Research in African American History, who is attending this year!

We told you in the print November ATG that Franny Lee is now VP of Product Development at Chegg, a publicly-traded company with a learning platform and product lines that include textbook rental, tutoring services, test pre, etc. Tom Gilson had a Penthouse Interview scheduled with Franny during the Charleston Conference but we have just learned that Franny is not able to come to Charleston because of a medical procedure.

www.chegg.com/

I was poking around the ATG newschannel and learned that Napoleon was a bibliophile! He traveled with a library of miniature books and was a voracious reader. This was John Riley’s ATG Quirky ATG Quirkies: Napoleon’s Kindle on October 25. I seem to remember that Elisabeth Chapman was a collector of miniature books. Liz is retired but I’ll bet she is still collecting miniature books!

Returning to John Riley! He will NOT be in Charleston this year because he is running for political office! Mayor of Northampton! That's the good news. The bad news is that he will have to miss his first Charleston Conference in 32 years! With the election being held on November 7 he just can't break away on time.

Speaking of the 37th Charleston Conference! I am looking forward to it! I am not the spring chicken that I once was so I am having trouble getting around! BUT I WANT very much to meet all of you so please come up and interrupt me and let’s talk!

Thanks and much love always, Katina Yr Ed.

 

ATGthePodcast 041 - Conference Preview - Transforming the Library/Vendor Relationship

Oct 30, 2017 44:16

Description:

Today we hear from Maggie Farrell, Rick Branham, and Barbara Kawecki talking about their upcoming session at the Charleston Conference titled “Transforming the Library/Vendor Relationship.”  

Maggie, Rick, and Barbara will be presenting at the Charleston Library Conference on Thursday, November 9, at 3:30pm in the Citadel Green Room North, Embassy Suites Hotel. Hope to see you there!

Links

More info on the session:

https://2017charlestonconference.sched.com/event/CHpD/transforming-the-libraryvendor-relationship

More info on the presenters:

Maggie Farrell https://2017charlestonconference.sched.com/speaker/maggie.farrell

Barbara Kawecki https://2017charlestonconference.sched.com/speaker/bkawecki

Rick Branham https://2017charlestonconference.sched.com/speaker/rick.branham

 

ATGthePodcast 040 - Conference preview: When Change is a "New" Concept

Oct 16, 2017 29:04

Description:

Today Leah Hinds welcomes Ashley Krenelka Chase, Lindsay Cronk, and Rachel Fleming to the show to talk about their upcoming Charleston Conference presentation titled, “When Change is a “New” Concept: Using Your Library’s Past to Manage its Future.”

Ashley Krenelka Chase is the Associate Director at the Dolly & Homer Hand Law Library at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. Ashley's scholarly interests include leadership and the impact of millennials on libraries and legal academia. 

Lindsay Cronk is Head of Collection Strategies at the University of Rochester. Lindsay has spent more than six years in librarianship, first in consortia and now in academia, honing an approach to collection development and strategy that is dynamic, data-driven, inclusive, and user-focused. Lindsay is covered in tattoos and full of strong opinions. 

Rachel Fleming is Collections Initiatives Librarian at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Fleming has library experience in collection development, collection assessment, acquisitions, and serials management. As Collections Initiatives Librarian, Rachel manages an Affordable Course Materials Initiatives program, collections analysis, and scholarly communications programs.

Ashley, Lindsay, and Rachel will be presenting at the Charleston Library Conference on Wednesday, November 8, at 2:30 pm in the Colonial Ballroom of the Embassy Suites Hotel. Hope to see you there!

More about the presenters:

Ashley Krenelka Chase

Lindsay Cronk

Rachel Fleming

There seem to be three types of people in libraries: people who thrive on change, people who are change-averse, and people who support the idea of change but are resistant to its implementation. But the facts are these: we have to change. Library culture *should* be changing as rapidly as our collections, but organizational culture can often lag behind and library leaders need to be able to manage all of these types of changes - both actual and needed - simultaneously. Change in libraries can emerge from on the ground knowledge, out of strategic planning, or be imposed from outside the library. How do we manage expectations of myriad stakeholders, existing services, and various change projects? How can librarians at all levels be leaders in their organizations through both simple and complicated times of change?

Offering a set of approaches and tools for addressing change in the library and cultivating buy-in, this session will present three different perspectives on change management from leaders in three different libraries. Attendees will understand what change management means from the perspective of three different librarians, and how library challenges are tackled (keeping in mind culture, collections, and colleagues). Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how to approach change in their libraries; how to communicate with their colleagues about change; and how to maintain a positive attitude in the face of varying degrees of conflict within their libraries or institutions; and lead their colleagues through necessary changes to lead the library to a successful future.

 

ATGthePodcast 039 - Libraries and Social Media with Carol Apollo

Oct 9, 2017 16:43

Description:

Hi, this is Leah Hinds. Welcome to episode 39 of ATG: The Podcast.

Today, I’m talking with Carol Apollo. Carol is a Social Media Manager and Strategist who believes that a good social media campaign has the power to change the world. She has worked mostly with non-profit and volunteer organizations to optimize their internet presence and engage their audience and has been working with Against the Grain Media for the past 6 months. She’s also a good friend of mine and I’m happy to have her on the show!

 How did you get started as a social media manager?

 What are the top uses of social media in the library?

 Events promotion

Library services promotion Resources/collections promotion Library refurbishment updates Promotion of new acquisitions

 Should libraries use paid advertising?

Budget vs. ROI Social media is not really free. Content creation and interaction takes employee resources.

How often should you post? How do you know if it is too much or too little?

Frequency of posting is king.

Leverage curated content. Provide value. (80/20)

How do you actually engage your community and not just shout into the ether?

Engagement of community is just as important.

Make sure you claim your location (Facebook and Foursquare) Use challenges and contests to encourage check-ins Highlight user polls to gain insight and increase engagement.

Other than the usuals, like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc, are there other platforms we should be paying attention to?

Don’t be afraid to try new platforms.

NYPubLib uses Google Hangouts to interview authors (authors do not have to travel to your town) New platforms every day. Slack, Zoom - most are free to try.

What are some tips to get your posts noticed?

Visual posts perform better

Use pictures on FB and Twitter. Instagram and Pinterest work well with promotions of acquisitions and resources. Don’t be afraid to use video or livestreaming. Youtube can be used for education. Facebook live has become one of the most influential tools recently.

Most important part of Social Media Marketing, for any organization, is a strategy.

What advice would you give to someone who’s just getting started, or who wants to do more with social media and isn’t sure where to start?

Join groups on Facebook and LinkedIn. Ask questions. Links in show notes.

Links:

Library-specific Facebook group for social media:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/LibrarySocial/

General information:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/entertainsocialmedia/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/socialmediamanagers/

https://www.linkedin.com/groups/66325/profile

Contact Carol Apollo:

http://carolapollo.com/

mecarol75@gmail.com

ATGthePodcast 038 - Corey Seeman Interview

Oct 2, 2017 31:42

Description:

In today's episode, we’ll hear from Corey Seeman. Corey is the Director of Kresge Library Services of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. The unit has recently undergone a great transformation from a traditional library to an electronic-only library service group with the completion of the Ross Construction project in 2016. He has written articles primarily in the areas such as library systems, cataloging (especially in the context of special library collections) and on collection development issues associated with autism.

He will be focusing his writing on change management in the library and service issues associated with academic libraries, especially in the area of hospitality. He is passionate about library service, and sees this as a way that we can remain a critical part of the educational and research function in a world that is increasingly self-serve.

On a lighter note – he has a cooking blog and a somewhat over-the-top obsession with squirrels and cats (that you can see via his flickr photos – the links for both of those are provided in the show notes, along with a link to more information on his presentation at the upcoming Charleston Conference.

 Links:

History Has Its Eyes on You: Lighthouses and Libraries Weathering Storms of Change
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 11:35 am: http://sched.co/CHnK

Flickr Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cseeman/

Cooking Blog: http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/coreyrecipes/

 

ATGthePodcast 037 - Lamia Eid Interview

Sep 26, 2017 47:52

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In today's episode, Matthew Ismail, Head of Collection Development at Central Michigan University, conducts a fascinating interview with Lamia Eid from the American University in Cairo. Topics of conversation range from her family background and upbringing in Cairo, to her education, and how she came to a career in the library at the AUC.

Lamia Eid, Associate Dean of Main Library, Libraries and Learning Technologies (LLT) at the American University in Cairo oversees the overall teaching and services functions and operations of the main library. Lamia plays a leadership role in continuing the evolution of the AUC’s research library and in directing efforts to increase the AUC’s libraries prominence in the community as an organization worthy of support. As the Associate Dean of the Main library, she works on expanding the role of the library and reputation - nationally, regionally and globally - in education and research.

More about her background and biography can be found at http://www.aucegypt.edu/fac/lamiahosny-eid.

 

ATGthePodcast 034 - Interview with David Hirsch (RE-POST)

Sep 2, 2017 27:25

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NOTE: This is a re-post of the episode originally published on 8/13/17, that was removed due to a technical issue.

Welcome to episode 34 of ATG: The Podcast. 

This week, we’re featuring a conversation between David Hirsch and Matthew Ismail.

David Hirsch is the Middle East Librarian at UCLA's Charles E. Young Research Library. He received his MA in Middle Eastern Studies and a second MA in Library Science from the University of Chicago in 1990. He had previously obtained a BA in Oriental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980. His first professional job was as a cataloguer on the Near East Cataloging Team at Princeton University. He moved to UCLA in 1989 where he initially served as Near East Bibliographer and gradually added on responsibilities in Central Asian, Armenian, South Asian and Islamic Studies. Since arriving at UCLA has worked closely with UCLA’s Middle Eastern print collections as well as the Islamic Manuscripts collection. He has a special interest in Arab diaspora communities and their literatures.

David is interviewed by Matthew Ismail, who is currently Director of Collection Development at Central Michigan University. He worked at the American University in Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates, from 1999 to 2006 and at the American University in Cairo, in Cairo, Egypt, from 2006 to 2011. Matthew is on the Editorial Board of Charleston Insights in Library, Archival, and Information Sciences, and is the series editor of a new publishing project called the Charleston Briefings associated with the Charleston Conference and Against the Grain.  We get started with David telling us about his background and how he became a librarian, and then more about the specifics of his work at UCLA and abroad.

 

 

ATGthePodcast 036 - "Up and Comers", Conference News and Rumors

Aug 28, 2017 15:42

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Welcome to episode 36 of ATG: The Podcast. 

We have a short episode this week, but still packed with lots of good stuff.

First off, do you know a rising star in the library and information world?  Would you like to see them recognized for their promising achievements?  Look no further!  ATG Media is thrilled to announce the first ever round of nominations for Up and Comers. 

Who exactly is an “Up and Comer”, you ask?  They are librarians, library staff, vendors, publishers, MLIS students, instructors, consultants, and researchers who are new to their field or are in the early years of the profession.  An Up and Comer can be someone you work with, someone you’ve presented with or shaken hands with at a conference, or someone whose accomplishments and potential you admire.  Up and Comers are passionate about the future of libraries.  They innovate, inspire, collaborate, and take risks.  They are future library leaders and change makers.  And they all have one thing in common: they deserve to be celebrated. 

The 2017 Up and Comers will be recognized in the December/January issue of Against the Grain, and 20 of these brilliant rising stars will be profiled in the same issue.  In addition, they will be featured in a series of scheduled podcast interviews that will be posted on the ATGthePodcast.com website.

Nominations for the inaugural round of Up and Comers is open through September 1.  Don’t wait!   Spread the good news, tell your friends and colleagues, and nominate your favorite Up and Comer at the link provided below.

https://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/up-comer-nominations-now-open/

There are several scholarships available for this year’s Charleston Conference.

Springer Nature is proud to honor the legacy of Cynthia Graham Hurd by awarding a $1,500 travel grant to a librarian that has not had an opportunity to attend the Charleston Library Conference due to lack of institutional funding. To apply, librarians are asked to submit a project or initiative developed at their library to enhance diversity and inclusion. Topics can include diversity in selection of resources, providing services to support the research and learning needs of all segments of the academic community, improving educational outcomes, addressing issues including racial disparities, racial equity, income inequality, gender inequality and more. The application deadline is October 2.

EBSCO is providing a scholarship of up to $1,000 for applicants who currently work as a librarian or para-professional. You can apply by sending one professional recommendation,, your CV, and a short essay on the following topic: A 2015 article in Entrepreneur declared that the One Certainty about the Future is the Pace of Change will Only Quicken. To be prepared for what the future holds, what are the top three juggernauts that librarians need to address to position libraries to succeed and to expand their position within their institutions? The application deadline has been extended to September 15.

In an ongoing effort to help librarians grow professionally and increase their understanding of the changing state of knowledge resources, IGI Global is proud to continue the Academic Librarian Sponsorship Program, which sponsors librarians’ attendance of the industry’s most important events. 2017 application information will be posted the first week of September.

We’d like to congratulate the scholarship winners who’ve already been announced for this year: Christian Burris from Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University, won the Harrasowitz Charleston Conference Scholarship, and Molly J. Mulligan, an Electronic Resources Acquisitions Professional at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) Kraemer Family Library is the grand prize winner for the SAGE Publishing photo contest. Links to Christian’s winning essay and Molly’s winning photo are available on the Conference website at the link below.

https://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/scholarships/

Taylor & Francis have put together a great series of videos titled “Why Charleston?” showing clips of attendees from the 2016 conference that have been added to our YouTube channel. There are some shorter clips, each around a certain theme of the conference, and one full length video showing all of them together. Thank you to the team at Taylor & Francis for creating and sharing them with us.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CharlestonConference/

A reminder that the Charleston Fast Pitch is still accepting proposals that pitch a winning idea to improve service at an academic or research library through September 15.  The proposal should describe a project or venture that is innovative, useful and better or different than what has been done in the past or done currently. Selected proposers will have five minutes to pitch their idea before a Charleston Conference audience on Wednesday, November 8, and a panel of judges who will determine the finalists. The Goodall Family Charitable Foundation will sponsor two $2,500 awards for the finalists.   

Last year's winners were Syracuse University for their Blackstone LaunchPad for student entrepreneurship, and St. John Fisher College, for their Coordinated Collection Development API Project. A write up of the session is available on the conference blog, and an ATG Special Report on all the winners, runners up, and honorable mentions is available on the Against the Grain website.

https://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/fastpitch/

http://www.against-the-grain.com/2016/11/charleston-fast-pitch-competition/

http://www.against-the-grain.com/2017/01/atg-special-report-the-charleston-library-conference-fast-pitch-2016/

The program is coming together nicely, and we should have something to share with you in the next few weeks. Confirmed plenary speakers include Loretta Parham, CEO and Director of the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library, Georgios Papadopoulos, Founder and CEO of Atypon, Jim O’Donnell of Arizona State University, and  Brewster Kahle, Founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive. We’re also excited to welcome back the “Long Arm of the Law” panel, organized and moderated by Ann Okerson, Senior Advisor to CRL. This year’s talk includes Charleston favorite William Hannay, Partner at Schiff Hardin LLP, and Ruth L. Okediji, Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

https://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/speakers/

Now, Katina has some additions to her “If Rumors Were Horses” column in ATG. Thanks Katina!

Hello everyone! The ATG and Charleston Conference teams are all fine in Charleston. We have heard from several of you after the shooting at Virginia’s Restaurant on King Street on Thursday, August 24. Thanks for everyone’s concern. 

The hard-working and focused Rolf Janke has recently moved to Raleigh, NC and he says it’s great to be back East again! Rolf has already had lunch with Beth Bernhardt in Greensboro. He is planning to drive to Charleston this November for the Conference. Rolf is founder and publisher of Mission Bell Media which publishes print and digital media for the library market with a focus on leadership.Titles from thePeak Series represent contemporary topics for academic librarian career development.

http://www.missionbellmedia.com/

While we are talking about books, did you see the article in the Wall Street Journal about Sue Grafton (August 25, p. M3). Sue’s father was a novelist  himself. Both parents were alcoholics though apparently her father was a successful lawyer and wrote detective fiction at night. Her mother was  “vivacious, outgoing, pretty and friendly” when she was sober. Sue talks about being afraid of water in the basement of their huge house because of big rains and sitting at home with a butcher knife because she was afraid of “bad guys”. The stuff of fiction. Fascinating and wonderful article. Highly recommended.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/author-sue-graftons-scary-childhood-home-1503413068

While we are talking about books, we have been spending a lot of time in our new place on Sullivan’s Island and my son Raymond, the real bookman, discovered sullivans-trade-a-book-mount-pleasant. It’s a delightful bookstore with wonderful inventory (we bought many new additions for our personal libraries). Between the Edgar Allan Poe Branch of the Charleston County Library on Sullivan’s and Trade a Book in Mt.Pleasant, I think we will have plenty to keep us reading! An aside, Poe was stationed on Sullivan’s as a private in the US Army in 1827 and 1828  and he used the island setting as the background of his story “The Gold Bug.”

http://www.ccpl.org/content.asp?id=14637&action=detail&

https://www.yelp.com/biz/sullivans-trade-a-book-mount-pleasant

Was excited to learn that the great debater Alison Scott has been appointed associate university librarian for collection management and scholarly communication by the UCLA Library. She will assume her role on Oct. 2. “I am pleased to welcome Alison to the UCLA Library,” said Ginny Steel, Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian. “Her extensive, varied experience with collection development, licensing, budgetary constraints and statewide and national consortial initiatives will enable us to continue to build, preserve, and provide access to a rich, deep collection of physical and digital materials that support UCLA's fundamental mission of teaching, research and public service.” The associate university librarian has leadership, management, strategic policy and planning responsibilities for collection management functions and the library’s comprehensive scholarly communication program. The position oversees five major departments: cataloging and metadata, preservation, print acquisitions, scholarly communication and licensing and the Southern Regional Library Facility.  Alison comes to UCLA from UC Riverside, where she has been associate university librarian for collections and scholarly communication since 2014. While there she has focused in particular on enhancing the library’s approach to collection development, crafting a curation strategy that views general and special collections materials as combined into distinctive collecting areas and incorporating faculty involvement into the review process. Prior to working at Riverside, Alison served as head of collection development at George Washington University and in a number of collection development roles at Harvard University’s Widener Library. She earned her doctorate in American and New England studies at Boston University, master’s degrees in library science and in religion from theUniversity of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Whitman College.

I remember the Hyde Park Debate at the 2016 Charleston Conference  between Alison Scott and Michael Levine-Clark  on the topicResolved: APC-Funded Open Access is Antithetical to the Values of Librarianship In Favor: Alison Scott and
Opposed: Michael Levine-Clark. The debate was conducted in general accordance with Oxford Union rules. All in the audience voted their opinion on the resolution before the debate began using text message voting, and the vote totals were recorded. Each speaker offered a formal opening statement, followed by a response to each other's statements, and then the floor was open for  discussion. At the conclusion of the debate, another vote was taken. The winner of the debate was the one who caused the most audience members to change their votes. Members of the audience had an opportunity to make comments and pose questions as well. I remember voting for Alison because I thought she did a great debating job! No hard feelings please, Michael! Plus, I think I was once again against the grain of the group.

www.against-the-grain.com

www.charlestonlibraryconference.com

Moving right along, we decided to take the debate online as a Webinar this year and we had a huge registration (363) on the debate topic of Resolved: The Journal Impact Factor does more harm than good. Debating were Ann Beynon (Clarivate Analytics) and Sara Rouhi(Altmetric). 

I have to give big kudos to Rick Anderson. The debates are his creation. Rick acts as the moderator for each debate.  We are planning for more debates this year. Please send suggestions of possible resolutions!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=567UeNLKJx8

Several months ago, Tom Gilson and I were able to interview Andrea Michalek, Managing Director of Plum Analytics, to discuss its acquisition by Elsevier. Recently  we learned that Elsevier is integrating PlumX Metrics into its leading products, expanding access to these tools to the wider academic community. We are updating the interview even as we speak. Watch for it on the ATG NewsChannel and in the print issues of ATG.

Speaking of which, shocking us all, Elsevier has just acquired another US-based business, bepress. WOW! Here is some of the press release. -- Elsevier, today acquired bepress, a Berkeley, California-based business that helps academic libraries showcase and share their institutions’ research for maximum impact. Founded by three University of California, Berkeley professors in 1999, bepress allows institutions to collect, organize, preserve and disseminate their intellectual output, including pre-prints, working papers, journals or specific articles, dissertations, theses, conference proceedings and a wide variety of other data. “Academic institutions want to help researchers share their work, showcase their capabilities and measure how well they’re performing,” said Jean-Gabriel Bankier, bepress CEO. “Now with Elsevier we’ll be stronger and better by applying more technologies and data and analytics capabilities to help more institutions achieve their research goals.”  The bepress model is unlimited, cloud-based, and fully hosted, and includes dedicated consulting and support. bepress offers Digital Commons, the leading hosted institutional repository software platform and a comprehensive showcase for everything produced on campus. It is also the only repository that seamlessly integrates with the Expert Gallery Suite, a solution for highlighting faculty and research expertise.

The bepress CEO and employees will continue working with the company in Berkeley, California. The acquisition is effective immediately and terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.

That’s it for this week! If you have comments or questions, you can click the “Contact” button on the podcast website, or you can email me directly at leah@charlestonlibraryconference.com. Thanks for listening, and I hope to hear from you soon!

 

ATGthePodcast 035 - Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour Interview

Aug 21, 2017 47:18

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Hi, this is Leah Hinds. Welcome to episode 35 of ATG: The Podcast. Against the Grain is your key to the latest news about libraries, publishers, book jobbers, and subscription agents. Our goal is to link publishers, vendors, and librarians by reporting on the issues, literature, and people that impact the world of books and journals.

This week, we’re excited to feature an interview with Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, who is Executive Editor and Publisher at IGI Global, and our own Katina Strauch, Founder and Convener of the Charleston Conference and Editor of Against the Grain. I’m really excited to talk with you both – thanks for taking the time to chat with us today!

That’s it for this week! Thanks again to Mehdi and Katina, and to our listeners for joining us. If you have comments or questions, you can click the “Contact” button on the podcast website, or you can email me directly at leah@charlestonlibraryconference.com. Hope to hear from you soon!

 

ATGthePodcast 033 - Preconference Preview Part 5: Metadata and Open Access Initiatives

Aug 7, 2017 20:33

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This week, Leah Hinds hosts another installment in our series of Charleston Conference preconference previews! You can find registration for these sessions on the main conference registration page, and session details are available on the conference website.

Charleston Library Conference Website

Metadata Preconference Preview

A big welcome to Clare Dean and Jennifer Kemp today! They’re presenting a preconference session titled, “Sharing and Discovery ‘Without Good Metadata, What is the Cost to Society? What Discoveries Are We Missing?” It’s scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

Clare Dean is a Marketing and Communications Publishing Consultant and the Community Outreach Manager for Metadata 2020. With over 12 years of experience in the publishing industry, she has worked for a variety of publishers including John Wiley & Sons, Emerald Group Publishing, and most recently as the Director of Marketing and Communications for the open access journal, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene.

Jennifer Kemp is Crossref’s Outreach Manager for Metadata Delivery Services, working with a variety of organizations and publishers that use Crossref metadata.  Jennifer previously worked for Springer Nature and HighWire Press and remains influenced by her years as a librarian at IBM Research.

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Next up, we’re talking with Colleen Campbell about the preconference session titled, “Evaluating a Growing Body of Evidence, on the Road to Strategic Decision Making for Collection Development and Open Access.”

Motivated by a strong personal commitment to the principle of Open Access, Colleen Campbell recently joined the Max Planck Digital Library, based in Munich, Germany, to lead Partner Development in the global Open Access 2020 Initiative. In this role she facilitates collaboration among stakeholders in the transition from subscription-based dissemination of scholarly outputs to open access. Before coming to the MPDL, she held the position at the non-profit organization, ITHAKA, as European Director of Institutional Participation and Strategic Partnerships for JSTOR and the Portico digital preservation service. She is an active member of the scholarly communications community, as an elected member of the UKSG Main Committee and serving on the Open Scholarship Initiative Summit Group. She travels extensively, speaking frequently at industry events; the Charleston Conference community will remember her for her long-time collaboration with Casalini Libri.

Also participating in this session are Kristin Antelman, University Librarian at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Ralf Schimmer, Head of Scientific Information Provision at the Max Planck Digital Library, and Éric Archambault, President and CEO of 1science and Science-Metrix.

 

ATGthePodcast 032 - Preconference Preview Part 4: User Perspectives and Fund Your Dream

Jul 31, 2017 34:12

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Welcome to episode 32 of ATG: The Podcast. Against the Grain is your key to the latest news about libraries, publishers, book jobbers, and subscription agents. Our goal is to link publishers, vendors, and librarians by reporting on the issues, literature, and people that impact the world of books and journals.

This week, Leah Hinds hosts another installment in our series of Charleston Conference preconference previews! You can find registration for these sessions on the main conference registration page, and session details are available on the conference website.

Charleston Library Conference Website

First, we’re happy to welcome Lettie Conrad and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe. They’re presenting a preconference titled “Prospecting User Perspectives and Practices for Past Trends and Future Predictions.” It will be held on Tuesday, November 7, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Starts at the 13 minute, 20 second mark in the recording.

Lettie Conrad brings 15+ years publishing experience to her work with a variety of global information organizations and partners, dedicated to advancing knowledge and driving product innovations that ensure positive and effective researcher experiences. She offers rigorous R&D skill and experience designing digital products to address academic user information practices. Lettie’s services span from strategic planning to delivery, with a proven record of success with evidence-based product management, user-focused product development, and specialized expertise with metadata standards and architecture, SEO and discoverability, performance analysis, UX and journey mapping, and more!

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as an affiliate faculty member in the university’s School of Information Sciences. Lisa is a past-president of the Association of College and Research Libraries, which launched the Value of Academic Libraries Initiative during her presidency. Lisa has presented and published widely on information literacy, teaching and learning, the value of academic libraries and library assessment, evaluation, and innovation. Lisa earned her Master of Education in educational psychology/instructional design and Master of Library and Information Science degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is currently a PhD student in Global Studies in Education in the Department of Educational Policy, Organization, and Leadership. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.

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“Fund your Dream: Business Strategy to Support your Innovative Initiative” is a preconference that is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. We’re happy to welcome the presenters and organizers Nancy Maron, Kimberly Schmelzinger, and Brian Keith to talk with us about the background and details about the session. Starts at the 20 minute 14 second mark in the recording.

Nancy Maron is President of BlueSky to BluePrint. Nancy works with publishers, librarians and other innovative project leaders to define, test and refine assumptions about new and existing products and services. She honed her skills in over 20 years of experience working at the nexus of publishing, higher education and technology, most recently with the not-for-profit organization Ithaka S+R, where she led the team focused on Sustainability and Scholarly Communications.

Kimberly Schmelzinger is the founder of MeanLine Publisher Services. She is a consultant providing customized research solutions to scholarly publishers. Among other projects, she conducts research for the AAUP (for whom she prepares the AAUP Annual Statistics), and has recently completed two projects funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, both related to estimating the cost of publishing a humanities monograph.

Brian Keith is the Associate Dean for Administrative Services & Faculty Affairs at George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida. Brian is the senior administrator for the areas of Human Resources, Staff Development, Grants Management, Facilities and Security, and Finance and Accounting for the Smathers Libraries. This system includes 405 employees and annual funding in excess of 34 million dollars. Brian has a distinguished record of service to the profession and has noteworthy accomplishments in research and scholarship.

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In this week's "If Rumors Were Horses" segment by Katina Strauch:

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Association of Research Libraries, and EDUCAUSE are pleased to announce that Herbert Van de Sompel, research scientist at the Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Paul Evan Peters Award. Named for CNI’s founding director, the award will be presented during the CNI membership meeting in Washington, DC, to be held December 11–12, 2017, where Van de Sompel will deliver the Paul Evan Peters Memorial Lecture. The talk will be recorded and made available on CNI’s youTube and Vimeo channels after the meeting concludes. The award recognizes notable, lasting achievements in the creation and innovative use of network-based information resources and services that advance scholarship and intellectual productivity. Nominated by over a dozen highly respected members of the information science community, Van de Sompel is widely recognized as having created robust, scalable infrastructures that have had a profound and lasting impact on scholarly communication. Adept at applying theory to practice, nominating colleagues noted that the application of some of his groundbreaking work has become an integral part of the core technology infrastructure for thousands of libraries worldwide, helping to connect information across the Internet, and constantly working to further his dream of “a scholarly communication system that fully embraces the Web.”

An accomplished researcher and information scientist, Van de Sompel is perhaps best known for his role in the development of protocols designed to expose data and make them accessible to other systems, forging links that connect related information, thereby enhancing, facilitating, and deepening the research process. These initiatives include the OpenURL framework (stemming from his earlier work on the SFX link resolver), as well as the Open Archives Initiative (OAI), which included the Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) and the Object Reuse and Exchange (OAI-ORE) scheme. Van de Sompel was hired by his alma mater, Ghent University (Belgium), in 1981 to begin library automation. Over time, the focus shifted to providing access to a wide variety of scholarly information sources leveraging the technologies of the day to reach the largest possible end-user base, and by the late 1990s, the work of his team was considered among the best in Europe. In 2000 he received a PhD from Ghent University, working on context-sensitive linking, which led to the OpenURL standard and library linking servers. Following stints at Cornell University and at the British Library, in 2002 he joined the Los Alamos National Laboratory as an information scientist, where he now leads the Prototyping Team at the Research Library.

Widely sought after for advisory boards and panels, Van de Sompel served as a member of the European Union High Level Expert Group on Scientific Data, as well as the Core Experts Group for the Europeana Thematic Network, charged with building a digital repository of European cultural assets.

www.cni.org/go/pep-award/

I was sad to learn from Buzzy Basch and Mark Kendall  that John R. Secor, formerly of Saugus, MA, Contoocook, NH and Westford, MA, passed away in Exeter, NH on July 24th after a long and brave battle with Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease. John was born in Everett, MA on April 22, 1939 and graduated from Saugus High School in 1957. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Sally. He is survived by children Glen and Rosheen Secor of Westford, MA, Heidi Coen of Concord, NH, and Traci and Martin Britten of South China, ME, as well as nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He also leaves his sister Cathy Neri and her husband Phil of Dover, NH, and his brother Richard Secor and his wife Melissa of Punta Gorda, FL.  From Mark:  John was a dynamic personality and a successful entrepreneur. In 1971, he acted upon his great love of books and libraries, forming Yankee Book Peddler, Inc., in Contoocook, NH. From its beginnings in the basement of his home, he grew YBP into a leading national and international bookselling company. Those of us who had the privilege to know and work with John and witness his unwavering commitment, dating back to 1971, to building a world class organization for its employees, our community and customers (who he often simply referred to as “partners”) know well that his legacy continues  to live on in our business.  John’s willingness and desire to serve as a mentor and friend as well as building a lasting and meaningful organization that supports learning and education is one that I, and so many of us, will be forever grateful for. Let’s join together in honoring John and his memory by continuing the special work that he so successfully began nearly 50 years ago.  He will be missed by the library and publishing communities and by his friends and colleagues at YBP. He will also be missed by the wonderful staff of Riverwoods in Exeter. John was exceptionally loving and generous to his children and grandchildren, who will forever cherish him as their Binty. He was also a dog and cat lover and was rarely without his canine and feline companions. Katina remembers meeting John at the very first ALA that I attended in New York City in June 1980. I had just started my job as an acquisitions librarian at the College of Charleston Library. John was a dynamic and passionate visionary speaker and he keynoted many early Charleston Conferences. Wonderful memories and YBP (GOBI) lives on!

 

Have you heard of William (Bill) Ferris? I opened my copy of the Carolina Alumni Review, (July/August 2017) and was riveted by a fascinating article by Barry Yeoman, “Timelessness on His Hands.” It’s about how Bill Ferris, methodically built a priceless archive of Southern folklore. It began in 1968 when Ferris, a long-haired 26-year-old Mississippian who was working on a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, drove his white Chevy Nova up to a sharecropper’s shack to hear and record James “Black Boy” Hughes play blues guitar. That could have been all, but Ferris and Hughes became friends and Ferris made pictures and reel-to-reel tapes of Southern Black artists and communities. Half a century later, the tapes and pictures would become a 173,000-item archive with Bill Ferris’name in the UNC Southern Folklife Collection. Ferris was always fascinated with “vernacular culture” and he began to take pictures when he was given a ground-breaking for the time Kodak Brownie camera on his twelfth birthday. It was the 1960s and Ferris was a civil rights activist. When he was an undergraduate at Davidson, he helped organize protest marches. Various friends and academic advisors encouraged Ferris to pursue folklore and over the years he talked with Southern writers like Eudora Welty and Alice Walker. Ferris invited B.B. King to play for his Yale class. In 1996 an aide to President Bill Clinton called Ferris to see if he was interested in chairing the National Endowment for the Humanities. Federal arts and humanities funding were under siege in the 90s but Ferris’ expansive view of culture served him well for the 4 years he was in Washington. To quote Ferris: “Our politics, a century from now, will be forgotten. But the great contributions of our artists and writers and filmmakers as the beacons of who we are and who we were.”  Ferris is now at UNC’s Center for the Study of the American South(CSAS) and is focusing on new teaching technologies, working to produce online courses on Southern stories, art, and music. Ferris has worked with the Morehead Planetarium on a production of the American South with Morgan Freeman. He has also  written three books published by the University of North Carolina Press. This is quite an article and I have barely skimmed the surface. Read it! I promise you will enjoy it!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_for_the_Study_of_the_American_South#History

http://barryyeoman.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/billferris.pdf

 

ATGthePodcast 031 - Preconference Preview Part 3: Combating "Fake News"

Jul 24, 2017 22:17

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Preconference Preview Part 3: Combating "Fake News"

This week, we have another in our series of Charleston Conference preconference previews! We have an amazing group of preconference sessions that will be held on Monday and Tuesday, November 6 and 7, prior to the start of the main conference. This is the third installment in our series of preconference previews, and we’ll continue that in the future with more episodes that interview the presenters and give a little bit more background and detail on the sessions themselves. You can find registration for these sessions on the main conference registration page, and session details are available on the conference website.

As a reminder, there are several applications that are open for opportunities at the conference we’d like to draw your attention to. First, the Charleston Fast Pitch Competition is looking for proposals that pitch a winning idea to improve service at an academic or research library. This contest is designed to recognize and reward new innovation in academic library and information management.

The Juried Product Development Forums, or JPDF’s, are designed to offer publishers and vendors a chance to discuss new products in development, or improvements to existing products, and receive feedback from librarians and library workers.

The Charleston Premiers are lightning round sessions designed to showcase new products and innovations already in the marketplace but that may not be widely known yet. Details on all of these events are available on the conference website at the links provided in the show notes.

Registration for the conference is open now. Be sure to register by September 15 to receive the early bird rate – our regular and late rates have increased this year but the early bird rate stayed the same as the past few years.

LINKS:

Charleston Fast Pitch Competition: https://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/fastpitch/

Juried Product Development Forums: https://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/events/juried-product-development-forums/   

Charleston Premiers: https://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/events/charleston-premiers/ 

Preconference schedule with session details: https://2017charlestonconference.sched.com/

Registration for the Charleston Conference, including preconferences: https://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/conference-registration/

On today's podcast, we’re talking with Judy Luther, Heather Staines, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, and Pierre Montagano who are all participants in the preconference titled “Practical Measures: Combating “Fake News” through Scholarly Integrity, Digital Literacy, and Workflow Tools.” This session will be held on Tuesday, November 7, from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm.

The session will be moderated by Judy Luther, President of Informed Strategies. Professionally she’s passionate about good design of content that meets the needs of the users. Personally Judy loves being outdoors in nature and enjoy quiet moments with a good cup of tea.

Pierre Montagano is the Business Development Director for Code Ocean, a Cornell Tech incubated startup. He has over 20 years’ experience in publishing but recently left to work with researchers in developing an executable code repository that helps facilities reproducibility and reuse of scientific code.

Heather Staines is Director of Partnerships for Hypothesis, a non-profit open source annotation/collaboration technology, working with publishers, educators, journalists, and researchers to bring annotation to conversations anywhere on the web. She has a background in scholarly publishing and educational technology.

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is a Professor and Coordinator for Information Literacy and affiliate faculty in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois. A passionate educator, she speaks and writes frequently about library services and impact on library users.

Since Judy is moderating the session, she also moderates the podcast interview.

 

Before we get to the interview, Katina Strauch has some updates to her “If Rumors Were Horses” 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has selected the awesome Elaine L. Westbrooks, associate university librarian for research at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, as its new University librarian and vice provost for University Libraries. Approved by the University’s Board of Trustees, the appointment is effective Aug. 15. “Chancellor Carol Folt and I are excited to welcome Elaine to Carolina,” said Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost James W. Dean Jr. “She brings more than 19 years of higher education library experience to her role, where she will oversee one of the top-ranked university library systems in the country, including its services and more than 9 million volumes across 10 libraries.” At the University of Michigan, Westbrooks led the library’s support of the research enterprise, facilitated the management of the operations and budget.

Prior to her time in Ann Arbor, Westbrooks worked at research libraries at three other universities. She served as associate dean of libraries at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, held several positions in technical services at Cornell University Libraries and worked as a digital research and Latin American Cataloger at the University of Pittsburgh. The co-author of three books, along with several book chapters, Westbrooks lectures at numerous conferences. She also serves on the Association for Research Libraries Visioning Taskforce, was recently the chair of the HathiTrust Rights and Access Committee and also served on the HathiTrust Program Steering Committee. Westbrooks earned a bachelor of arts degree in linguistics and a master’s degree in information and library science from the University of Pittsburgh. She succeeds Sarah Michalak, who retired in December 2016. Carol Hunter, deputy University librarian and associate University librarian for collections and services, has served as interim University librarian since Michalak’s departure. She will retire from Carolina on Oct. 1.

It’s been too long since we saw Bill Kane in Charleston! Bill is at Wake Forest University in the Digital Publishing Department. What a dynamo! Anyway, just got an email from Bill who has also worked at Blackwell’s and Alibris, remember? Bill was writing Beth Bernhardt, Rosann Bazirjian and yours truly to tell us that the long-retired Jack Walsdorf left us on July 9, 2017.

You might remember that Jack sponsored the Rachel K. Schenck Memorial Scholarship  for the Charleston  Conference for five years (2003-2007). Jack was so generous and he knew everyone back in the day. Jack used to select a book a year to distribute at Christmas from Blackwell’s.  He also ran several evening talks on rare books way back when the Charleston Conference was in its infancy. Back then we were holding the Conference in the College of Charleston Lightsey Conference Center which has since closed and become classrooms.

A Memorial Service to honor Jack is being planned to take place in the month of September. In lieu of flowers, please consider a charitable donation in Jack's memory to one of the following organizations that he himself supported: 

The Lake Oswego Preservation Society: http://lakeoswegopreservationsociety.org

The William Morris Society in the United States: http://www.morrissociety.org

or a library of one's choice.

http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4501&context=atg

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Jack-Walsdorf&lc=7398&pid=186070273&mid=7481936

Bill also sends a link to a wonderful interview with Jack from a few years ago.
http://themorrisian.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-morrisian-interview-series-2-john-j.html

The incredibly resilient Chuck Hamaker sent me a link to a recent article in the Guardian – Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science?. It’s long but is a summary of much of what we in libraries have lived through over the past several decades – the growth of powerful publishing companies, rising journal costs, shrinking budget, the big deal. There are many familiar people and companies we know. Richard Charkin, Albert Henderson, Pergamon, Springer, Elsevier, John Coales, Denis Noble, Bob Houbeck, and last but not least Robert Maxwell. I remember visiting Pergamon in England hoping to get an interview, if not a glimpse of the famous man. Della Sar, Brian Cox, Inge Valentine, Bob Miranda have many reminiscences (favorable and unfavorable). I also remember -- it was during the Charleston Conference in November 5, 1991 that we learned that Maxweil had died when he fell off his yacht in the Canary Islands, leading to much speculation and autopsies.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jun/27/profitable-business-scientific-publishing-bad-for-science

http://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/archives-old.php

So long for now!

Katina.

ATGthePodcast 030 - Let’s Get Technical Part 3

Jul 17, 2017 34:57

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This week, we have another installment of “Let’s Get Technical” by ATG Column Editors Stacey Marien (Acquisitions Librarian, American University Library) and Alayne Mundt (Resource Description Librarian, American University Library) focusing on practical problems and solutions in Technical Services departments.

Columns covered are:

Let’s Get Technical - A Technical Services Perspective On Taking On A Shared Retention Project, Part Two

Let’s Get Technical - The Paper Chase, How One Library Tracked the Chaos of Media Ordering

Let’s Get Technical - Desk Tracker, A New Way of Tracking Cataloging Statistics

But first, Leah Hinds has a couple of quick announcements for the conference. The Call for Papers deadline was Friday, July 14, and we received a ton of fantastic proposals, as always. The conference planning committee will review all of these proposals over the next week and will be contacting the primary session organizers with decisions by August 1.

There are a couple of applications that are open for opportunities at the conference I’d like to draw your attention to. First, the Charleston Fast Pitch Competition is looking for proposals that pitch a winning idea to improve service at an academic or research library. This contest is designed to recognize and reward new innovation in academic library and information management.

The Juried Product Development Forums, or JPDF’s, are designed to offer publishers and vendors a chance to discuss new products in development, or improvements to existing products, and receive feedback from librarians and library workers.

The Charleston Premiers are lightning round sessions designed to showcase new products and innovations already in the marketplace but that may not be widely known yet. Details on all of these events are available on the conference website at the links provided in the show notes.

New this year, our Virtual Posters will be displayed on large flatscreen monitors with iPad kiosks. The app on the iPads will function much like Netflix, where you can scroll through categories with poster thumbnails and titles, then select a poster to view on the big screen. You can zoom and swipe on the iPad to enlarge the view on the big screen as well. We’re really excited about this new format for viewing posters and look forward to sharing it with our attendees!

The virtual posters will be on display during the Poster Session on Wednesday, November 8, from 6:00 – 6:45 pm outside the Carolina Ballroom in the Francis Marion Hotel. Running concurrently will be the Happy Hour Networking event and Speed Networking in the Calhoun Room down the hall. The print posters and poster presenters will be inside the Carolina Ballroom. Appetizers will be provided, and a cash bar will be available as well.

Also, as a reminder, we have a fantastic line-up of preconferences that will be held on Monday and Tuesday, November 6 and 7, prior to the start of the main conference. We’ve had a series of preconference previews in the last couple of podcast episodes, and we’ll continue that in the future with more episodes that interview the presenters and give a little bit more background and detail on the sessions themselves. You can find registration for these sessions on the main conference registration page, and session details are available on the conference website.

Once again we hear about the exciting travel award announcement from JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments.

Link to the Travel Award

Charleston Fast Pitch Competition

Juried Product Development Forums

Charleston Premiers

Preconference schedule with session details

Registration for the Charleston Conference, including preconferences

 

ATGthePodcast 029 - Preconference Previews Part Two

Jul 10, 2017 37:30

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Welcome to episode 29 of ATG: The Podcast.

This week, we’re continuing our previews of upcoming preconferences at the 2017 Charleston Conference. We have a great set of sessions on a wide range of topics that are designed for several different segments of the Charleston audience. Registration for all preconference sessions is included on the main conference registration page at the link in the show notes. Session details, including descriptions, speaker lists, and bios are available on the conference schedule, also linked in the show notes.

LINKS:

Preconference schedule with session details  

Registration for the Charleston Conference, including preconferences:

Product Development Forums:

Charleston Premiers: 

Charleston Fast Pitch Competition: 

The applications for Juried Product Development Forums and the Charleston Premiers are now open on the conference website. These are both opportunities for publishers and vendors to connect with the Charleston community. The Juried Product Development Forums are designed to allow publishers and vendors to get feedback from librarian about new products in development, or improvements to existing products. The Premiers are designed to showcase new products and innovations already in the marketplace but that may not be widely known yet.

The call for proposals is also open for the Charleston Fast Pitch Competition. This contest is designed to recognize and reward new innovation in academic library and information management. We’re looking for proposals that pitch a winning idea to improve service at an academic or research library. The proposal should describe a project or venture that is innovative, useful and better or different than what has been done in the past or done currently.

The Goodall Family Charitable Foundation will sponsor two $2,500 awards for the finalists. Last year's winners were Syracuse University for their Blackstone LaunchPad for student entrepreneurship, and St. John Fisher College, for their Coordinated Collection Development API Project. A write up of the session is available on the conference blog, and an ATG Special Report on all the winners, runners up, and honorable mentions is available on the Against the Grain website.

A big welcome first to Jackie Ricords and John Lavender, two of the session organizers and presenters for “Publishers are Not the Enemy: A practical workshop showing how publishers and libraries are cooperating with eBooks for the benefit of both.” This preconference is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

Lavender-Consulting is run by John Lavender, a publisher with almost 40 years' experience in academic and scientific publishing. John has worked with books, databases and journals, and in editorial, sales, marketing, electronic content and delivery, business development and in negotiating. John is also a Senior Associate with Maverick Publishing Specialists who provide strategic consulting and operational outsource services for the publishing industry.

Jackie Ricords leads IGI Global’s e-resources and consortia outreach efforts. Prior to joining the STM publisher, she worked in higher education for more than a decade teaching and directing professional development programs for educators. Jackie has expertise in digital resources, with special interest in e-publishing and online learning. In collaboration with industry leaders, she facilitated the development of a series of information and digital literacy products and award-winning learning experiences for the academic and school markets.

Next up, we talk with Jeff Bailey, Linda Creibaum, and Star Holloway about their session titled “Developing a Weighted Collection Development Allocation Formula.” This preconference will be held on Tuesday, November 7, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

A native of Dayton, Ohio, Jeff Bailey was appointed Director of the Dean B. Ellis Library of Arkansas State University in 2012 after leading the library for three years in an interim capacity. In his academic library career, Jeff has held positions in both public and technical services, including several years leading collection development at Arkansas State. Jeff received his MSLS from Clarion University of Pennsylvania when online searching was essentially just Dialog and BRS. He has presented at Charleston Conference since 2008.

Linda Creibaum is Acquisitions and Serials Librarian at Arkansas State University, where for the last 15 years she has been fascinated at the change in library resource formats and the nature of the “problems” she solves in her work day. Linda has worked in a variety of library positions, including Solo Librarian and Instructional Services Librarian.

Star Holloway is the Serials Access Librarian at the Dean B. Ellis Library. She also does collection development for the Media and Theatre departments and spends some time at the information desk. She received her M.S. in Information Science from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance with an emphasis in banking at Arkansas State University.

And, saving the best for last, we have Buzzy Basch to tell us about the preconference sessions that he’s organizing.

Buzzy Basch heads Basch Associates. He previously had a career as President of Basch Subscriptions, and Turner Subscriptions, and Vice President of EBSCO and F W Faxon. Buzzy is an active member of ALA, SLA, NASIG, and MLA. He has been an association treasurer, award recipient, and member of publishing and finance committees. Buzzy has been attending and presenting at Charleston for years. He's an institution! This year, he is putting together a whopping three preconferences, all on important topics.

The first one we talk about is Understanding the Library Market, which will held on Monday, November 6, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. It’ll also be co-presented by Michael Gruenberg, with Gruenberg Consulting, and Erin Gallagher, from Reed College.

The second preconference on the schedule is Electronic Resources Management, on Tuesday, November 7, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. They've got an impressive roster of co-presenters here! They have a knack for putting together a great team to talk about the different aspects of the issue, and present their experiences.

And the third and final preconference is Negotiating with Vendors, on Tuesday, November 7, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. This was one of the largest preconferences last year – we ended up having to move them to a different room at the last minute because there were so many people! Just shows what an important topic this is – everyone has to negotiate at some point!

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Katina Strauch has some additions to her “If Rumors Were Horses” column from Against the Grain.

Just over the July 4 holiday. Great food and fun and no rain which made it even better! Even had a great golf cart parade!

Got a message the other day from one of my favorite people, the amazing Scott Plutchak! Scott says that he is retiring from UAB, but not from the rest of his life. He and Lynn moved into Lynn's dream house 17 years ago; it's stuffed with artwork and books, perched up above a pretty little lake with swans and great blue herons. Scott is still on the editorial boards of several journals. He will be able to spend more time on the Open Scholarship Initiative (OSI), a global collaborative effort between all major stakeholders in scholarly publishing to improve the future of how research information gets published, shared and accessed. There's also the steering committee for Metadata 2020, a group effort to advocate for richer shared metadata. Scott says he will keep pushing for open data and a more open, affordable and transparent scholarly communication ecosystem. He’s not going to go looking for consulting gigs, but if some interesting projects came up, who knows? Scott plans to do some professional and personal writing, he is doing a lot of exercising and even cooking several dinner several nights a week. It’s also great that Scott will have more time for guitar and harmonica. Last but not least, Scott will be in Charleston in November!

http://osinitiative.org/

https://twitter.com/metadata2020

Guess all good things must transition! The innovative Derk Haank will retire from his role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Springer Nature by the end of 2017. Derk will be succeeded by Daniel Ropers, currently CEO of bol.com, who will join Springer Nature on October 1 and work with Derk until December to ensure a smooth transition. Derk has thirty years of experience in the academic publishing industry, almost half of which have been with Springer. He joined Springer Science+Business Media in 2004 as its CEO and drove the migration of content from print to digital, re-inventing the academic book market in the process.

Throughout his career, Derk championed new business models and in 2008, led the acquisition of BioMed Central which together with Springer’s own open products led Springer Science+Business Media to become the leading open access publisher in the world. The culmination of his career was the merger of Springer Science+Business Media with the majority of Macmillan Science and Education in 2015. He became CEO of the newly created Springer Nature and for the past two years led the integration of the businesses.

Derk Haank, CEO, Springer Nature, commented: “I’m at the stage in my career when I’d like to step back from a CEO role and try something a little different and a little less all consuming. The fact that we have found a great successor in Daniel makes this now possible. I am very proud of all that we’ve achieved together at Springer Nature over the past two years. Whilst I will certainly miss the company and the people that I’ve worked with, this feels like a good time to hand over the reins to someone new. The critical merger related activities are behind us and our growth strategy is bearing fruit. I will be leaving Springer Nature in the capable hands of a strong and highly experienced Management Board and in Daniel, a new CEO who will no doubt bring fresh insight and passion to a business that will remain close to my heart”.

Daniel Ropers is an experienced CEO with a proven track record of building successful B2C businesses that led the market. He joins Springer Nature from the digital sector where he co-founded online retailer bol.com in 1999, becoming CEO in 2000. During his 17 years as CEO, Daniel created the leading retail brand in Benelux with a reputation for excellent personalized shopping, reliability and customer service. After two consecutive periods under Private Equity ownership, he steered the sale of bol.com to Benelux based retail group Ahold Delhaize in 2012 and remained its CEO.

Outstanding Charleston Conference Director Jack Montgomery sends this news! Western Kentucky University Provost David Lee has announced the appointment of Susann deVries as Dean of University Libraries. Currently the Interim University Librarian at Eastern Michigan University, deVries has extensive experience in library services designed to enhance and support teaching, scholarship, and community engagement. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Calvin College, a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University, and a master’s degree in Historic Preservation from Eastern Michigan University. During her 13 years at Eastern Michigan, deVries has served in a variety of roles including Education Librarian and Department Head prior to becoming Interim University Librarian in 2015. deVries was chosen through a national search process chaired by Potter College Dean Larry Snyder. “It is such an honor and privilege to have been appointed as Dean of University Libraries,” deVries said. “I am thrilled to be joining WKU at this exciting time and look forward to partnering with the excellent library faculty, staff and students to continue developing outstanding library services, collections, and facilities for the WKU community.” deVries will start July 1. She is succeeding Dean Connie Foster who is retiring after 41 years of service to WKU and University Libraries.

Peter Froehlich (Purdue University Press) (where does he get his energy?) tells us that the studious Leah Pennywark is now Dr. Pennywark and has successfully landed an assistant acquiring editor position with colleague at Stanford University Press. Earlier in the spring the folks at Purdue University Press landed a new talent in the acquisitions department, Susan Wegener.

Have a great day and see you next time!

If you have comments or questions, you can click the “Contact” button on the upper right side of the podcast website, or you can email me directly at leah@charlestonlibraryconference.com. Hope to hear from you soon!

ATGthePodcast 028 - Preconference Preview: Misinformation and Acquisitions Bootcamp

Jul 3, 2017 23:57

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Welcome to episode 28 of ATG: The Podcast. Against the Grain is your key to the latest news about libraries, publishers, book jobbers, and subscription agents. Our goal is to link publishers, vendors, and librarians by reporting on the issues, literature, and people that impact the world of books and journals.

But first, we have an exciting travel award announcement from JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments.

Link to the Travel Award

 

Before we get to the interviews, we have a few announcements to share from the Charleston Conference.

We just announced on Friday that we have new and improved session threads. Our lively lunch discussions, concurrent sessions, innovation sessions, and poster sessions are also organized by topic into threads to help attendees navigate the program and hopefully make it easier to make selections for which session to attend. In an effort to consolidate and simplify, we have re-organized them into the following seven groups: Analytics, Collections, Library Services, Management, Scholarly Communication, Technology, and a new thread called Up & Coming, or UC.

The UC thread is intended for attendees who are...
- New to the profession of library and information studies, including librarians, library staff, vendors, publishers, content providers, consultants, and researchers.
- New to the Charleston Conference.
- New to the specific areas of focus of the Charleston Conference (collection development, acquisitions, instruction, scholarly communication, technical services, vendor/publisher relations).
- MLIS students and recent graduates.
- Those with no or limited prior experience presenting at professional conferences. 

The UC thread is a terrific opportunity for up & comers to:

- Become actively involved in the Charleston Conference. 
- Make a stronger case to attend the Charleston Conference. 
- Share your unique experience and knowhow in a supportive, reputable professional sphere.
- Hone your presentation skills.

Do you have ideas, challenges, solutions, or information to share? We encourage proposals that combine UC with other topic threads for lively lunch discussions, concurrent sessions, innovation sessions, and poster sessions. 

The Call for Papers proposal form is available at https://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/call-for-papers/. The link is available in the show notes, and the deadline for submissions is July 14.

Registration is now open for the 2017 Charleston Conference as well! Early bird rates apply through September 15. Register today at https://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/conference-registration/.

Have you heard that the Vendor Showcase has a new venue this year? Our one day for exhibits will be held in the Charleston Gaillard Center Grand Ballroom. The move will allow all of our vendors to be on the same floor and in the same location, and will allow more vendors to participate. We’ll have over 140 vendors with the latest electronic products and services. Don’t miss it!  The showcase will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm. For more information, contact Toni Nix (justwrite@lowcountry.com).

Follow the conference on Facebook and Twitter to stay current on the latest announcements.

Now on with the show! Today we’re excited to bring you a few previews for upcoming preconference sessions for the 2017 Charleston Conference. Our goal is to hear from each session and include them in a series of podcast episodes over the coming weeks. Preconferences are workshops and seminars that range from a half day to a full day in length, and will be held on the Monday and Tuesday prior to the start of the main conference.  These sessions require an additional registration and fee, and are included on the main conference registration form. These are intended to be in-depth learning sessions that will offer a deeper, more thorough look at topics related to collection development and acquisitions.

Up first, we have Samantha Kaplan who will be presenting a preconference titled Misinformation. Samantha J. Kaplan is a doctoral student in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She completed a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina. She studies misinformation at the intersection of health and everyday life contexts.

Link to the book that Samantha mentions she authored a chapter: Misinformation and Mass Audiences https://utpress.utexas.edu/books/southwell-thorson-sheble-misinformation-and-mass-audiences

Up next, the Acquisitions Bootcamp seminar with Rebecca Vargha and Megan Kilb. This session is offered as part of a joint project with UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science.

Megan Kilb is the E-Resources Librarian in the University Library's E-Resources & Serials Management Department at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received a B.A. in History from Furman University and her M.S.L.S. from SILS at UNC-Chapel Hill. She's worked in e-resources acquisitions in one capacity or another since 2007.

Rebecca Vargha is Librarian, School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill since 2001. Her responsibilities as head of this library include collection development, staff supervision, liaison with departmental faculty and the central library, reference and research assistance, and facilities management. She is Faculty Advisor for the SLA Student Group at SILS, and Archivist for the North Carolina SLA Chapter. Additionally, she is a Past President of the Special Libraries Association and Past-Chair of the Knowledge Management Division of SLA.

If you have comments or questions, you can click the “Contact” button on the podcast website, or you can email me directly at leah@charlestonlibraryconference.com.

Link to preconference schedule with session details: https://2017charlestonconference.sched.com/

Link to register for the Charleston Conference, including preconferences: https://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/conference-registration/

 

ATGthePodcast 027 - Melissa Jones Interview

Jun 12, 2017 28:23

Description:

Welcome to episode 27 of ATG: The Podcast. Against the Grain is your key to the latest news about libraries, publishers, book jobbers, and subscription agents. Our goal is to link publishers, vendors, and librarians by reporting on the issues, literature, and people that impact the world of books and journals.

But first, we have an exciting travel award announcement from JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments.

Link to the Travel Award

Additional Information

Today we’re being joined by Michael Arthur and Melissa Jones to discuss the “Being Earnest with Collections” column from the February 2017 issue of Against the Grain. The article was titled “Improving Internal Communications at Georgetown University Library.”

Link to the article

Michael A. Arthur has been Head, Resource Acquisition & Discovery at The University of Alabama since 2015. He has focused on completing a major workflow analysis project within the newly established department with a focus on finding efficiencies and implementing policies and procedures in support of new library and university strategic directives. Michael is a member of the ALCTS Budget & Finance Committee and has other roles within the organization. His column, Being Earnest with Collections, appears regularly in Against the Grain. Michael holds a MLS from Indiana University and a MPA from Old Dominion University. He has worked at Indiana University, Ball State University, Old Dominion University and The University of Central Florida.

Melissa Jones is the English and Humanities Librarian at Georgetown University Libraries. She has spent the last 11 years working with English faculty and students and advocating for their needs. Over the years she has developed a particular knack for creating and revising policy and procedure documents. She is the author of Literary Research and the Victorian and Edwardian Ages, 1830-1910 and co-author of Literary Research and Postcolonial Literatures in English. She is currently the editor for the American Literature section of Resources for College Libraries and is also researching the shifting use of the term legacy in the library community. 

 

 

 

 

ATGthePodcast 026 - Kate Ross, Charleston Conference’s Fast Pitch Competition winner

Jun 5, 2017 26:26

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Kate Ross, Charleston Conference’s Fast Pitch Competition winner

On today’s episode, Leah Hinds talks with Kate Ross about her winning project that was presented at the 2016 Charleston Conference Fast Pitch Competition. Kate is the Head of Technical Services/Acquisitions Librarian at St. John Fisher College's Lavery Library in Rochester, NY. Since Kate was responsible for Interlibrary Loan in previous positions, she seeks out opportunities to work with Interlibrary Loan practitioners and learn more about ILL tools in order to increase student and faculty access to information, whether owned by Lavery Library or borrowed from your Library! She has shared a series of projects on the intersection of Acquisitions and ILL at local, regional and national conferences such as SUNYLA, IDS Project Annual Conference, OVGTSL, and the Charleston Conference.Kate was a finalist who presented at the 2016 Charleston Conference’s Fast Pitch Competition.

A little background about the competition: In 2015, the Charleston Conference presented several well-received panels about startups, innovations and entrepreneurship. In 2016, we sought to expand on those themes by actively encouraging creative solutions in academic libraries. The resulting Fast Pitch Competition was open to all who are in the process of developing new, innovative, and implementable ideas to improve their academic libraries or related organizations. The intent of the competition is to showcase innovation in library information management and to award the most deserving examples of innovation. Modeled on venture capital funding competitions, the CHARLESTON FAST PITCH COMPETITION awarded two monetary awards ($2,500 apiece) to further support the development and implementation of compelling library innovations, as well as to provide a strong “vote of confidence” from a panel of experts and from Charleston Conference attendees. Participation in this process will help library entrepreneurs further develop their innovations and contribute to meaningful impact. Due to the success of last year’s competition, we’re happy to be able to bring it back again for the 2017 conference.

Links: Video of the 2016 Charleston Fast Pitch Competition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGr8Y5kNVIk&t=2s

ATG Special Report: Summaries of the projects from the 2016 Charleston Fast Pitch winners, finalists, and runners up.

http://www.against-the-grain.com/2017/01/atg-special-report-the-charleston-library-conference-fast-pitch-2016/

But before we get to the discussion with Kate, Katina has some Rumors she’d like to share with us as additions to her “If Rumors Were Horses” column in ATG.

Hello all! This is Katina Strauch with a Rumor or two! BTW, if you have any Rumors to contribute for the group, please send them to me! Kstrauch@comcast.net

We are hoping to finally move into the new ATG and Charleston Conference office after 9 months of commuting. Hooray! The address is 1712 Thompson Avenue, PO Box 799, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482. It’s nothing fancy but it’s home. We have always wanted to live at the beach. We are at least six plus blocks from the water which is far from the hurricane surges which we will surely get…

NEWS FLASH! Congratulations to the incredible Sharna Williams who retired from her job at the Addlestone Library of the College of Charleston on May 31! When we hired Sharna 20 years ago she was Sharna Holmes and she didn’t want to eat anything but chicken and hamburgers. Now Sharna is married to the wonderful Jerry Williams and she likes red rice, mac and cheese and oysters and all kinds of fish. (Jerry is a great fisherman in his free time.) Even though Sharna has many talents (she is a great seamstress and gardner), She will keep on working with the Charleston Conference and Against the Grain. Whew and Hooray!

With the reconstruction of the new Charleston Conference headquarters, our opening registration for the Vendor Showcase will be sent out on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7th. Look for it because the event sells out quickly and is first come/first serve.

Charleston Conference registration will begin June 19! The Call for papers is already up and we are getting submissions so you might want to get on it!

HARRASSOWITZ, international booksellers and subscription agents, is once again offering a $1,000 scholarship to attend the Annual Charleston Conference that takes place November 6-10, 2017, in Charleston, SC. The scholarship is to be awarded to a librarian or paraprofessional who is currently working in a library and who has not yet attended a Charleston Conference.

Pursuant to the 2017 Charleston Conference theme of “What’s Past is Prologue”, applicants are asked to write an essay of no more than 1,000 words on the following topic: What does “What’s Past is Prologue?” mean to libraries and vendors? Essays should be sent to scholarship@harrassowitz.de by June 30, 2017 and should be accompanied by a one-page resume. HARRASSOWITZ will notify the winner of the scholarship on July 31, 2017. There are several other scholarships. SAGE has already had its photo contest for the 2018 Charleston Conference Calendar. We also know that Springer will sponsor another Cynthia Hurd Scholarship and ABC-CLIO will again give the Charleston Conference Leadership Award in honor of Vicky Speck.

Will Cross is the guest editor of the September issue of ATG which is about legal issues in libraries. Maybe you've got something to say about how you incorporated the legal discussions we’ve had in Charleston into your own work. Maybe you've been working on legal issues for a long time and want to share your own experiences, ideas, or a cool new project. If you're interested, we've got a few spots available for short pieces (maybe 2,000 words) on legal issues in libraries and publishing. This would be in the September issue, so we'd be aiming for an early July submission. Tone is very informal, somewhere between an op-ed/blog post and a book review in an academic journal. Send suggestions to Will Cross at

www.lib.ncsu.edu/cdsc

And we are excited to report that ATG is starting a new short series of books called ATG Briefings. Matthew Ismail is the editor-in-chief and the books will be published open access by ATG, LLC, on the Michigan Publishing platform. Watch for more details soon!

 

 

ATGthePodcast 025 - Getting Technical Again with Stacey Marien and Alayne Mundt

May 29, 2017 46:45

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Getting Technical Again with Stacey Marien and Alayne Mundt

In this episode we get to hear Katina Strauch’s weekly Rumors segment. Following Katina we hear three more articles from the series “Lets Get Technical” by ATG Column Editors Stacey Marien (Acquisitions Librarian, American University Library) and Alayne Mundt (Resource Description Librarian, American University Library) focusing on practical problems and solutions in Technical Services departments.

Columns covered are:
Let’s Get Technical - Moving Technical Services To An Offsite Space

Let’s Get Technical - A Technical Services Perspective On Taking On A Shared Retention Project, Part One

Let’s Get Technical - Piloting a DDA Program For Specific Subjects

This week’s Katina’s Rumors:

It was exciting to learn that the innovatively full of ideas, Alison Mudditt is leaving UCPress to take up the role of CEO of PLOS in San Francisco. Alison says this has not been an easy decision for her. She is still passionate about the critical mission and role of University of California Press (UC Press), now more than ever. For the past six years Mudditt served as Director where she ushered in new strategies to lead the company into the digital age, including the innovative journal and monograph Open Access programs Collabra and Luminos. The press has been through an incredible transformation over the past six years. The result is a Press that is smart, creative and entrepreneurial, ready for the continuous cycle of challenge and opportunity that is university press publishing.

The transformation hasn’t been easy, and over recent months Alison has decided that it’s time for new and fresh leadership to guide UCPress through the next phase. Obviously, there is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but the UC Press is in a good position, All the hard work of the past years is bearing fruit since the Press is seeing growth in traditional book and journal programs as well as rapid growth in new digital ventures. Over the past six years: not only has revenue grow revenues with consistent surpluses to reinvest but also wide-scale impact, the most important measure for any non-profit. Not only does UC’s award-winning program continue to shine a light on critical issues that move toward better solutions, but we are now recognized as a leader and innovator in scholarly publishing.

Alison is looking toward her own new beginning. The opportunity to lead the ground-breaking PLOS which has spearheaded a revolution in scientific communication was too tempting. Alison acknowledges that the OA market has evolved and matured. Her top priority will be charting what comes next for PLOS – how does it remain true to its mission and continue to push boundaries? Alison loves the public advocacy part of her work and is looking forward to expanding that at PLOS. No wonder PLOS is pleased to announce the appointment of Alison Mudditt as its Chief Executive Officer, effective June 19, 2017!

Prior to UC Press, Mudditt was Executive Vice President at SAGE Publications, Inc., leading publishing programs across books, journals and digital platforms. Her 25 plus years in the publishing industry include leadership positions at Blackwell Publishers in Oxford, UK, and Taylor & Francis Inc., in Philadelphia, US. Mudditt received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Bath and her Masters in Business Administration from The Open University. Congratulations, Alison! Looking forward to the next phases!

The Internet Archive was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 21st annual Webbys, hailed by the New York Times as “one of the Internet’s highest honors.” The Webby Awards lauded the Internet Archive for being “the web’s most knowledgeable historian.”

Perhaps the greatest honor of the evening came in the form of a video narrated by Open Knowledge champion, Lawrence Lessig. He said, “Creativity and innovation built on the past. The Internet Archive is the foundation preserving that past, so that perhaps, one can at least hope that our children and their children can shape a future that knows our joys and learns from our many mistakes.” The award was presented by Nancy Lublin, CEO of the Crisis Text Line and DoSomething.org, who pointed out that in this chaotic political year, the Internet Archive has saved “200 terabytes of government data that could have otherwise been lost in the transition from blue light saber to red light saber.”

The award reads:
Lifetime Achievement: Archive.org for its commitment to making the world’s knowledge available online and preserving the history of the Internet itself. With a vast collection of digitized materials and tools like the Wayback Machine, Archive.org has become a vital resource not only to catalogue an ever-changing medium, but to safeguard a free and open Internet for everyone.

And, listen up! Brewster Kahle, the founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive will be our keynote speaker at the 2017 Charleston Conference and the Conference thanks the indefatigable Ann Okerson for arranging this!

http://www.webbyawards.com/winners/2017/special-achievement/webby-lifetime-achievement/internet-archive/

http://blog.archive.org/2017/05/16/and-the-webby-award-for-lifetime-achievement-goes-to/


www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/

Got a nice note from the awesome David Worlock via Anthony Watkinson and Becky Lenzini about the publication of the latest volume of Liber Quarterly which marks the retirement of Pat Manson who has made a huge contribution to Library and Information work in Europe! Congratulations!

https://www.liberquarterly.eu/586/volume/26/issue/4/


I understand that many of the Fiesole Retreat speakers have papers in the above-referenced issue of Liber Quarterly. I was so sorry to have to miss Fiesole in Lille which I heard from Leah Hinds and others was spectacular for content and tourism! There are several reports on Fiesole Lille in the June print issue of ATG which will be mailed shortly as well as posted on the ATGnewschannel. Leah’s report will be posted online shortly as well. Many of the papers from the Fiesole Retreat are loaded on the Casalini website.

http://www.casalini.it/retreat/retreat_2017.html

ATGthePodcast 024 - Reflections on the 2017 Fiesole Collection Development Retreat

May 22, 2017 34:21

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Reflections on the 2017 Fiesole Collection Development Retreat

This week, we’re talking with the group that’s the driving force behind the Fiesole Collection Development Retreats: Becky Lenzini, Michele Casalini, and our own Katina Strauch. David Worlock is also joining us to give his insights and take aways from this year’s retreat.

http://www.casalini.it/retreat/retreat_2017.html

We also have another “Cases of Note” article from Bruce Strauch on Invasion of Privacy, Appropriation. BELA GEORGE LUGOSI et al. v. UNIVERSAL PICTURES

Rebecca Lenzini is President of The Charleston Company which publishes The Charleston Advisor and The Charleston Report, and is co-sponsor/co-founder of the Fiesole Collection Development Retreat Series. She began her career in libraries in the Serials Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was Vice President and Director of The Faxon Company’s Academic Division. Following her tenure at Faxon, Rebecca served as President of CARL Corporation (Denver, CO) and was one of the founders of UnCover, the original article retrieval and document delivery service which is now part of IngentaConnect. She is a former member of the Editorial Board of Serials, the official publication of the UKSG and served on the Board of Visitors for the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Library and Information Sciences. Rebecca currently splits her time between Denver, Colorado and Taos, New Mexico.

Michele Casalini is CEO of the family-run company Casalini Libri, which supplies bibliographical data, books and journals to libraries, and offers e-content through the Torrossa platform, thanks to its dedicated Digital Division. Following studies in Modern Languages and Literature at the University of Florence, and a period working with the publishing company La Nuova Italia, Michele specialized in the field of Information Technology and Management. He has been an active member in standardization processes such as the definition of EDIFACT for the book sector and the translation of RDA into Italian, and is currently heavily involved in work on the development of tools based on the BIBFRAME model. Member of several professional associations, Michele attends conferences, consultations and debates, liaising personally both with libraries and publishers. Among his recent interests is the digital transition and the current situation of HSS academic publishing, in particular the potential risks of marginalization facing these subject areas, and analysis of collaborative measures that can contribute to preserving cultural heritage for the future.

And last but certainly not least, as Co-Chair of Outsell's Leadership Programs, David Worlock uses his extensive information industry experience to support Outsell’s strategy and business objectives worldwide. He manages Outsell’s Leadership Councils in the US and Europe, a member service for CEOs and senior executives of media publishing and information provider firms. A respected thought leader, David is also Chairman of Business Information Industry Association (BIIA), and he speaks frequently at industry conferences and advises clients worldwide. He founded Electronic Publishing Services Ltd. (EPS) in 1985, a research and consultancy company working with the digital content industry in developing strategies for products and markets in consumer and business sectors. Outsell acquired EPS in 2006.

 

ATGthePodcast 023 - Let’s Get Technical with Stacey Marien and Alayne Mundt

May 15, 2017 48:18

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Let’s Get Technical with Stacey Marien and Alayne Mundt

On today’s episode we cover a number of topics. First off is Katina Strauch with her weekly Rumors segment. Then we hear from Katina’s husband Bruce Strauch as he tells us a fascinating “Case of Note” story involving reality TV, violent street gangs and the anti-SLAPP statute.

We then hear three articles from ATG Column Editors Stacey Marien (Acquisitions Librarian, American University Library) and Alayne Mundt (Resource Description Librarian, American University Library) focusing on practical problems and solutions in Technical Services departments. This is the first of a series of articles that Stacey and Alayne will be presenting on the podcast.

This week’s Katina’s Rumors:

There are many people who help us to keep the Charleston Conference and ATG running! One of our main technical advisers is Matt Branton. Matt has worked at the College of Charleston for most of his young lifetime! He has two darling girls – Lockie and Tallulah and a wonderful wife Leighton. The family has recently welcomed a brother. Benjamin Luke Branton was born April 22 and is hard at work getting bigger! Matt helps us with every eventuality quickly and efficiently whenever we need him! Thank you, Matt and congratulations to the Branton family!

We met many years ago in Fiesole, Italy, when she as working for Casalini Libri and later at Ithaka. And the vivacious Çolleen Campbell has a new position as Partner Development in the Open Access 2020 Initiative at the Max Planck Society’s Max Planck Digital Library. The Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) in Munich is a central unit of the Max Planck Society that supports scientists from all Max Planck Institutes with a broad portfolio of services in the fields of information provision, publication support and research data management. In the era of digital information, big data, the World Wide Web and web-based collaboration, MPDL makes a substantial contribution to the Max Planck Society's competitiveness in the international science community. The MPDL and its predecessors have featured as one of Europe's largest purchasers of scientific information for more than 10 years now. The MPDL arranges for access to a wide range of scientific journals, eBooks, specialist databases and extensive open access publication services. Together with the libraries at the Max Planck Institutes, it takes care of an excellent supply of scientific information and opportunities for publication. Teams from the MPDL have been playing an active role in preparing and supplying research data and research results from the 80 Max Planck Institutes since 2007. The MPDL has been working for many years with both Max Planck Society born data collections and commercial resources, developing cyber-infrastructures and specialist applications for research data. It regularly combines data flows from more than a hundred different sources and performs ongoing analyses of usage statistics and constantly growing, complex data pools with entry volumes in the order of 1011 or more.

https://www.mpg.de/mpdl-en

https://www.mpdl.mpg.de/en/about-us/mission.html

Kevin Davies has joined Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers as Executive Vice President, Strategic Development. In this new role, Davies will oversee strategy development for the company’s life science franchise, including GEN (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News) and Clinical OMICS, as well as spearhead innovative new content initiatives for Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Davies’s career as an editor, author, and publisher has spanned more than 25 years. He has held a number of prominent editorial and publishing positions, including founding editor of Nature Genetics, Editor-in-Chief of Cell Press, launch editor for Bio-IT World, and vice president of the American Chemical Society, where he served as publisher of Chemical & Engineering News. Davies is the author of three successful science books exploring the medical and societal impact of advances in DNA sequencing and analysis — Breakthrough: The Race to Find the Breast Cancer Gene; Cracking the Genome: The Race to Unlock Human DNA; and The $1,000 Genome: The Revolution in DNA Sequencing and the New Era of Personalized Medicine — as well as co-author with Nobel laureate Jim Watson of an updated edition of DNA: The Story of the Genetic Revolution. In April of this year, Davies won a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for science writing. “I am delighted to be joining the Mary Ann Liebert team,” said Davies. “I have long admired the company’s penchant for identifying emerging areas of science and medicine, and sought to emulate the longstanding success of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News. I hope my ideas and experience in launching new journals and managing various science and technology publications will help the Liebert organization grow and flourish in the years ahead.”

http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=175170&CultureCode=en

Listen Online: “Libraries in The 21st Century” was Discussed on Florida Matters Public Radio Program. This was posted by Gary Price on InfoDocket. The program guests include Todd Chavez, Dean of Libraries, Univ of South Florida, Ava Edhe, Services Manager, Manatee County Public Library and regular ATG columnist Mark Y. Herring Dean of Library Services, Winthrop University

http://www.infodocket.com/2017/05/02/listen-online-libraries-in-the-21st-century-discussed-on-florida-matters-public-radio-program/

And to finish out Rumors this time, learn about a debate in British Parliament at Westminster. They are concerned over what to print legislation on. Since Medieval times, Parliament has recorded its acts on sheep and goat skins made into parchment, and since 1849 only on vellum which costs Parliament $45 on an A4-size sheet versus 16 pence for archival paper. There’s much discussion and passion about the merits of paper versus vellum. Traditionalists say that the Magna Carta was printed on vellum. Britain’s House of Lords switched to paper in 1999. Laws and resolutions of the US government were printed on parchment until 1920. It appears that paper has won the battle so far but anything could happen still as we all know.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/britains-next-pressing-question-paper-or-parchment-1494179108

 

ATGthePodcast 022 - Gary Price Interview - Library Resources, Discoverability and Privacy

May 8, 2017 49:57

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Interview with Gary Price

This week Leah Hinds takes over the host duties as we feature a discussion between Gary Price of infoDOCKET and our own Tom Gilson and Katina Strauch. The talk centers around the latest in open data resources and the library’s potential role in harvesting those resources and making them discoverable. We also have an update on privacy concerns from his 2015 Charleston Conference plenary talk with the Long Arm of the Law panel.

Gary is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He is currently the Resource and Reference Center Director for GIJN and founder/editor of infoDOCKET.com, a daily update of news and new research tools.

He grew up in the Chicago suburbs where he attended New Trier High School. Price received a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Kansas, and a Masters of Library and Information Science from Wayne State University in Detroit. He was for a time a reference librarian at George Washington University, and has worked for the search engine Ask.com as Director of Online Information Resources. Gary co-authored the book The Invisible Web with Chris Sherman in July 2001. He also does frequent consulting projects and has written for a number of publications.

Websites mentioned:
infoDOCKET.com
academic.microsoft.com
symanticscholar.org
unpaywall.org

Katina’s Rumors for this week:

Was sorry to learn that Brian E.C. Schottlaender will retire as Dean from UC San Diego effective June 30, 2017. As Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosia said, Brian is a highly respected leader who has led many collaborative initiatives to advance digitization and digital preservation on national and global scales. “During his tenure at UC San Diego, print and digital offerings in our Library expanded by more than 50% and the number of collection endowments doubled.” Schottlaender’s “transformational leadership,” was credited with the UC San Diego Library’s current status as one of the top academic libraries in the nation, along with his “bold and visionary approach to navigating the evolving role of the academic library and in reshaping Library resources and services to best meet the changing needs of the academic community.” Most recently, Schottlaender launched the Geisel Library Revitalization Initiative (GLRI), with a generous gift from longtime friend and supporter, Audrey Geisel. The GLRI seeks to renovate the interior public spaces of Geisel Library, the university's most iconic building, to meet the needs of today's students and scholars. Wouldn’t Dr. Seuss be proud! I remember when Brian keynoted the 2010 Charleston Conference with the theme Anything Goes. His paper “Full-spectrum stewardship of the record of scholarly and scientific research” is in the proceedings of the 2010 Conference, freely available on the Purdue University website. Following Schottlaender’s retirement, UC San Diego’s Associate University Librarian for Enterprise Services, Tammy Nickelson Dearie, will serve as Interim University Librarian while a national search is conducted for his successor.

http://www.thepress.purdue.edu/titles/charleston-conference-proceedings-2010

http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/brian_schottlaender_uc_san_diegos_university_librarian_to_retire_in_june_2017

Speaking of Purdue, I am sure you all noticed that Purdue is to acquire Kaplan University. Purdue’s President Mitch Daniels discusses the creation of a new public university that will help fill the need for postsecondary education for working adults and others, and address the explosive growth in online education.

http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2017/Q2/purdue-to-acquire-kaplan-university,-increase-access-for-millions.html

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received an $877,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which will allow the Southern Historical Collection (SHC) at the Wilson Special Collections Library to further develop its transformative model for “community-driven archives.” In addition to several community archiving projects, the SHC will also develop and share training and educational materials in this emerging area of practice. Activities for the three-year grant, “Building a Model for All Users: Transforming Archive Collections through Community-Driven Archives,” will begin immediately. Community-driven archives are created through partnerships between a community that wishes to document and preserve its own history and an archival repository. In many cases, these are stories of marginalized communities that past generations of historians and archivists did not consider significant enough to record or preserve. I remember when The Louis Round Wilson Library was the main library at UNC-CH. Louis Round Wilson himself was still alive and had an office on the top floor. I also remember when David Moltke-Hansen was director of the SHC for a few years. David was one of our keynote speakers many years ago. Ah… memories!

More memories. The Louis Round Wilson Library had at least three big rooms for the card catalog. One of my first jobs as a student was as “head filer”! Like Wow! This new book The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures by Library of Congress (Compiler) with a foreword by Carla Hayden has just been released.

To quote LISnew: “The Card Catalog makes a persuasive case that cataloging knowledge is fundamental to the acquisition and spread of knowledge, and that a working library catalog is, in some ways, a basic necessity of civilization. And since cataloging is a calling that attracts neurotic and obsessive personalities, the history of the library catalog charts a weird, twisty path, with a lot of back-tracking followed by enormous leaps forward.”

And last of all, please do not miss Jim O’Donnell’s April Back Talk “The Most Beautiful Invention.” It’s not quite about the card catalog, but is about the call number sticker.

See you next time! Katina.

 

ATGthePodcast 021 - Jim O’Donnell - Libraries as Showcase, Showplace and Showroom

May 1, 2017 37:12

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Jim O’Donnell - Libraries as Showcase, Showplace and Showroom

On today’s episode we talk with Jim O’Donnell about the ongoing renovations of the Hayden Library on the campus of Arizona State University, and their goal to make the library a showcase, showplace and showroom for ASU students. Jim also shares his thoughts on taking inspiration from the world of retail to shape the future of academic libraries.

We had several challenges to deal with in the production of this week’s show. The first of which was carving time out of Jim O’Donnell’s busy schedule. Jim had just returned from the 19th Annual Fiesole Collection Development Retreat in Lille, France the day before. This was the same conference that Leah Hinds attended as representative for Against The Grain. Due to the time difference between us on the east coast and Arizona State University, Jim started what was to become a very busy week for him by speaking with us at 7:30 in the morning his time.

The other challenge involved the ever-present complexities of conducting remote interviews using the Internet. Each participant in today’s discussion was in a different location as usual, and between intermittent Internet connection dropouts and some occasional noise coming from Jim O’Donnell’s headset, our audio quality suffered a bit at times. Sound issues aside however, Dr. O’Donnell provided us with excellent insights we’ve come to expect from him.

Our interviewer’s today are Tom Gilson, Associate Editor of Against The Grain; and Katina Strauch, Editor in Chief of Against the Grain and founder of the Charleston Conference.

Dr. O’Donnell received his bachelor of arts degree at Princeton and doctorate from Yale. He served as provost and professor of classics at Georgetown University for a decade, after a career at Bryn Mawr, Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania where he served as Vice Provost for Information Systems and Computing. He is a fellow of the Medieval Academy of America and served as president of the American Philological Association. He now chairs the board of directors of the American Council of Learned Societies. Dr. O’Donnell was a pioneer in the scholarly study of late antiquity. His edition of Augustine's *Confessions* is a standard, while his most recent books, Augustine: A New Biography, The Ruin of the Roman Empire, and Pagans bring cutting-edge scholarship to a wide audience.

Dr. O’Donnell is also recognized as an innovator in the application of networked information technology in higher education having authored the book Avatars of the Word: From Papyrus to Cyberspace. In 1990, he co-founded the Bryn Mawr Classical Review, the second on-line scholarly journal in the humanities ever created. In 1994, he taught an Internet-based seminar on the work of Augustine of Hippo that reached 500 students which deserves to be called the first MOOC.

Currently, he is leading Arizona State University library through a reorganization process that includes a multimillion dollar renovation of the main Hayden library.
As one of his colleagues has so aptly put it “Jim O'Donnell is both a brilliant scholar and a visionary about the future of information. He knows how to put together leadership teams, even as he thinks creatively about the nature of knowledge for students, researchers and the community.”

 

ATGthePodcast 020 - Legal Talk from Bruce Strauch and Bill Hannay

Apr 24, 2017 38:07

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Legal Talk from Bruce Strauch and Bill Hannay

All of us at Against The Grain - The Podcast have been busy lining up great new content and interviews for future episodes. Due to scheduling issues and Leah Hind’s trip to France for a conference, we had a gap to fill in the podcast schedule. Fortunately two of our regular contributors to the Against The Grain journal, Bruce Strauch and Bill Hannay were able to step in and put together a quick conversation around banned books (specifically D. H. Lawrence’s “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”) and the resulting litigation that ensued.

Bruce Strauch, The Citadel, Professor of Business Law (Retired)
Bruce Strauch, J.D. is a Professor of Business Law and Director of the Citadel Mentors Program. He holds degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill and Oxford, is extensively published in the field of copyright and trademark, is the author of nine novels and the publisher of a trade journal of the scholarly publishing industry. His wife Katina is the founder of the Charleston Conference and Assistant Dean for Technical Services and Collection Development at the College of Charleston (SC) Libraries; his son is a U.S. Army major and his daughter a medical doctor.


Bill Hannay
Partner, Schiff, Hardin, LLP
William M. Hannay regularly represents corporations and individuals in civil and criminal matters, involving federal and state antitrust law and other trade regulation laws. He is an Adjunct Professor, teaching courses at IIT/Chicago-Kent law school in antitrust, intellectual property, and international business transactions, and is the author or editor of several books on antitrust and intellectual property law, including "The Corporate Counsel's Guide to Unfair Competition," soon to be published by Thomson Reuter's West Publishing. He is a frequent lecturer at The Charleston Conference.

Mr. Hannay is active in the American Bar Association and is currently Co-Chair of the Joint Editorial Board for International Law, which is co-sponsored by the Uniform Law Commission and the ABA. He served as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York District Attorney's Office and was a law clerk for Justice Tom Clark on the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a graduate of Yale College and Georgetown University Law Center.

We also have another weekly update from Katina Strauch from her rumors segment.

Katina’s Notes:

As you all might suspect it is getting HOT in Charleston! Air conditioning becomes essential and it’s time for flip flops and shorts and t-shirts. Speaking of t-shirts, I signed up for one from AAAS online to support science. I also noticed that Gale (and probably others) are into the t-shirt movement. Let’s pull out all our old Charleston Conference t-shirts!

We are gearing up for the 37th Charleston Conference – What’s Past Is Prologue. As you all know, the dates have been moved up slightly making many of you very happy! November Nov 6 – 7: Pre-conferences; November 7: Vendor Showcase, November 8 – 10: Main Conference.

Our keynote speakers are – Brewster Kahle Founder of the Internet Archive, the San Francisco–based nonprofit digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge". Loretta Parham (CEO and Director of the Atlanta University Center). Loretta is the 2017 ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year, and Georgios Papadopoulos, the founder and CEO of Atypon which recently sold to John Wiley. More speakers will be announced soon!

charlestonlibraryconference.com

PS Did you see that Loretta Parham is on the cover of the April, 2017 College & Research Libraries!

The Charleston Conference Call for Papers was posted this week. Submit your proposal! Please! http://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/call-for-papers/

Listen up! The innovator extraordinaire, Mark Sandler has won the 2017 Hugh Atkinson Award. Mark is the principal in Novel Solutions Consulting. He is indeed a leader of great vision with exceptional persuasive skills! Congratulations, Mark! Hip Hip Hooray! When I talked to Mark the other day, he and his wife were headed to Canada where they are planning to board a flight to Scotland!

Just got an email from Mark Herring, the Director of Libraries at Winthrop. For those of you who are looking for a position in libraries, Mark has a few good ones.

Head of Content Services and Library Development (http://bit.ly/2oRpBPv)

And Acquisitions and Collections Management Librarian (http://bit.ly/2plFmzq).

These are now posted on the ATG Newschannel at:

http://www.against-the-grain.com/category/jobs/

”Naked Lunch: The Musical” will be performed at St. Sebastian Players Theatre in Chicago June1, 2, and 3. It features the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Norman Mailer who are portrayed by several of Bill’s Yale Class of 1966. Naked Lunch is about one of the last landmark decisions on obscenity in the 20th Century and was just featured on Broadwayworld.com!

http://www.broadwayworld.com/chicago/article/NAKED-LUNCH-THE-MUSICAL-Comes-to-St-Sebastian-Players-Theatre-20170420

Just reading about the Houghton Library at 75, A Celebration of its Collection a new book by Heather Cole and John Overholt which is due to be released on my mother’s birthday May 8. Houghton Library ― the primary repository for Harvard University’s rare books, manuscripts, and much more ― celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2017. Houghton’s holdings span nearly the entire history of the written word, from papyrus to the laptop. This anniversary volume presents a snapshot of the unique items that fill the library’s shelves.

From miniature books composed by a teenage Charlotte Brontë to a massive medieval manuscript hymnbook; from the plays of Shakespeare to costume designs for Star Trek; and from the discoveries of Copernicus to the laptops of twenty-first century writers, the selections celebrate great achievements in many and diverse fields of human endeavor. I Hope to buy a copy! www.amazon.com

Meanwhile, talk to y’all next time and happy summer!
Katina

 

ATGthePodcast 019 - The Value of Publishing: In-Depth Panel Discussion

Apr 17, 2017 01:06:52

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The Value of Publishing: In-Depth Panel Discussion

On today’s episode, we take an in-depth examination of the costs and complexities of scholarly publishing. Nancy Maron (ATGthePodcast #14) takes over the host duties in a panel discussion with three of the authors that contributed to her recent article in the Against The Grain journal titled The Value of Publishing:What’s Worth Paying For.

Nancy Maron is president of BlueSky to BluePrint, a consulting firm supporting leaders in libraries, publishing, and digital initiatives who want to build, grow, and sustain their innovative enterprises.

Her guest authors and their referenced articles are:

· Becky Brasington Clark, Director of Library of Congress Publishing Office. Before that, she was the longtime director of marketing for Johns Hopkins University Press and is a former marketing chief at Brookings Institutional Press. Becky’s article, Ditching the Guillotine: An Education in Accessibility offers an eye-opening look at the challenges of making books easily accessible to those with disabilities.

· John Sherer, Director, University of North Carolina Press, and formerly vice president and publisher of Basic Books. His article takes probably the most radical stance. In Dust Jackets to Dust?, Sherer suggests that the days of online discovery may be making the designed cover obsolete.

· Susan Doerr, Assistant Director, Digital Publishing and Operations Manager for the University of Minnesota Press. Her article, Adding Media, Adding Value, explores what happens when “we can’t fit that in the book” is no longer a constraint in a digital environment.

The idea for the issue came from work I had done with my colleagues at Ithaka on the COSTS OF PUBLISHING MONOGRAPHS, a report published in spring 2016. This report, you may recall, is the one that outlined in some detail all the various activities that go into creating, producing and disseminating a high-quality digital monograph. The study gathered data on 20 titles each from 20 university presses, and came up with total costs for producing a monograph that included ALL costs, from the staff time needed to acquire a book, to develop it with the author, to design and produce it, and to make it discoverable and actively promote it to an audience.

The “punchline” of the report was -- spoiler alert --  that it is very expensive to do this work today, and for many reasons.

Of course, the landscape for publishing, digital technologies, and opportunities for Open Access, suggest that things are changing – formats, pricing, and access models.

While our study zeroed in on what it costs publishers today to produce a high-quality digital monograph, the really exciting next question is --- DOES IT NEED TO BE THAT WAY? In a changing environment, what elements of publishing might change, should change, or even go away? 

And which elements are so critical to the practice of publishing that they must be maintained, no matter what? 

ATGthePodcast 018 - v28 #3 ATG Special Report - David Parker

Apr 10, 2017 32:39

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v28 #3 ATG Special Report — Industry Consolidation in the Information Services and Library Environment: Perspectives from Thought Leaders by David Parker

On today’s episode, we will hear from three of the people most responsible for all the great content you have come to expect from the Against The Grain journal. They are Katina Strauch, Tom Gilson and Leah Hinds. Once again, in what will become a regular weekly feature of the podcast, we hear rumors and announcements from Katina. Then we hear excerpts from the article by David Parker on Industry Consolidation in the Information Services and Library Environment.

Consolidation Report Part 1

Consolidation Report Part 2


The original plan was to get everyone together to record this week’s podcast, but mother nature had her way and sent several rounds of thunderstorms through our area. As a result, Leah Hinds lost power and was under a tornado warning and couldn’t join us. But being the trooper she is, when things came back up, she recorded her portion of the podcast. If you recall back on episode sixteen of the Against The Grain Podcast, Leah mentioned that she lives in a rural area with goats, chickens and rabbits. Well, if you pay close attention to Leah’s comments, you can hear Brewster the rooster chime in from time to time along with thunder in the background.

Links to comments from Katina:

Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden

2016 Ithaca S+R US Library Survey

Another link to the survey

Melton Mowbray pork pies protected

 

 

ATGthePodcast 017 - Long Arm of The Law

Apr 3, 2017 01:09:34

Description:

Once again, the Long Arm of the Law session lights the Charleston Conference stage! In this year's session, returning favorite attorney Bill Hannay (Schiff Hardin LLP) informs the audience about the latest court cases and rulings that impact us in libraries and the information industry. For example, did you know that in September 2016 the New Delhi high court dismissed suits by three international publishers against the sale of photocopied books and pages in Delhi University? This is a verdict likely to have a wide-reaching impact on copyright laws in India. Could the case have impact more broadly?

Also this year, we're particularly fortunate to be joined by first-time Charleston attendee Mark Seeley, General Counsel of Elsevier B.V. since 1995. Mark serves as Senior Vice President, heading up a legal department of 10 lawyers based throughout Europe and the United States. In his role, he is responsible for corporate organization and compliance, mergers, acquisitions, copyright policy and enforcement. Mark is a well-known figure in our community: many of us have met and interacted with him over the years. Mark will speak about "A Day in the Life of a Publisher's Attorney."

Mark Seeley's Presentation PDF

Bill Hannay's Presentation PDF

Ann Okerson (Moderator),Center for Research Libraries,Senior Advisor to CRL

Ann Okerson joined the Center for Research Libraries in fall 2011 as Senior Advisor on Electronic Strategies, working with that organization to reconfigure and redirect various existing programs into digital mode. Previous experience includes 15 years as Associate University Librarian for Collections & International Programs at Yale University; prior to that she worked in the commercial sector, and also for 5 years as Senior Program Officer for Scholarly Communications at the Association of Research Libraries. Upon joining Yale, she organized the Northeast Research libraries consortium (NERL), a group of 28 large and over 80 smaller libraries negotiating for electronic information. She is one of the active, founding spirits of the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC). Activities include projects, publications, advisory boards, and speaking engagements worldwide, as well as professional awards. She is a leader in licensing electronic scholarly resources, having developed a model license adapted widely by libraries and organizations. Over the years, Okerson has also been active in IFLA and has served on its Governing Board and as Chair of its Professional Activities.Following with her love of both international and cooperative projects, she is also currently working with CERN's SCOAP3 project, as the National Contact Person (NCP) for US academic libraries.


Mark Seeley,Elsevier,General Counsel

Mark Seeley is Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Elsevier, and splits his time between the Cambridge, Massachusetts office and the Amsterdam headquarters. Elsevier is a leading publisher and information provider in science and health, and is part of the RELX group.

Mark leads an international team of publishing and sales lawyers. The Global Rights (Rights & Permissions) team also reports to Mark. Mark also serves on the Board of Directors of the Copyright Clearance Center.

Mark chairs the Copyright & Legal Affairs Committee of the International Association of STM Publishers, and is a member of the AAP (Association of American Publishers) Copyright Committee. He is a regular contributor to STM association papers on copyright issues and best practices guidelines for research journal publishing, and is a frequent speaker at copyright, publishing and other industry conferences and events. Mark also tweets occasionally (see https://twitter.com/marklseeley), recently on the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty.

Education: Thomas Jefferson College, Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA (B.Ph, Literature); Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Mass., USA (J.D., cum laude). Member, Massachusetts and New York bars.

 

William M. Hannay, Partner, Schiff, Hardin, LLP

William M. Hannay regularly represents corporations and individuals in civil and criminal matters, involving federal and state antitrust law and other trade regulation laws. He is an Adjunct Professor, teaching courses at IIT/Chicago-Kent law school in antitrust, intellectual property, and international business transactions, and is the author or editor of several books on antitrust and intellectual property law, including "The Corporate Counsel's Guide to Unfair Competition," soon to be published by Thomson Reuter's West Publishing. He is a frequent lecturer at The Charleston Conference.

Mr. Hannay is active in the American Bar Association and is currently Co-Chair of the Joint Editorial Board for International Law, which is co-sponsored by the Uniform Law Commission and the ABA. He served as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York District Attorney's Office and was a law clerk for Justice Tom Clark on the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a graduate of Yale College and Georgetown University Law Center.

 

ATGthePodcast 016 - Bunnelle and Harwell Interview

Mar 27, 2017 26:23

Description:

Interview with Jim Bunnelle and Jonathan Harwell

Jonathan H. Harwell  (Head of Collections and Systems, Olin Library, Rollins College)

James Bunnelle  (Acquisitions & Collection Development Librarian, Watzek Library, Lewis & Clark College) 

Here is the link to the article on the ATG website:

 

ATGthePodcast 015 - Sheila Corrall - Big Data 2.0

Mar 20, 2017 42:16

Description:

Big Data 2.0: Critical Roles for Libraries and Librarians

Big Data is a live issue in e-commerce and market intelligence, e-government and politics, national security, and smart healthcare; a key feature of digital scholarship and open science; and an emergent concern for education and the cultural heritage sectors. Big Data 2.0 raises the stakes: the convergence of e-science with business intelligence, crowdsourcing, data analytics, social media, and Web2.0 technologies allows broader and deeper applications, involving cooperative processing of structured and unstructured data.

Hype around the "data talent gap" highlights a shortage of candidates for data science jobs with the requisite computational and analytical skills, but informed observers point to an equally critical need for competence in digital curation to ensure proper stewardship of data, best done by institutions with preservation know-how. Libraries already provide data literacy education, research data services, data mining support, and open linked data, but should now engage with the Big Data initiatives launched in the US and globally as collaborative, interdisciplinary, cross-sector endeavors predicated on large-scale community participation.

The session explains how data-intensive research is moving to new levels of technical and organizational complexity, promising advances in human knowledge for the benefit of society, but raising critical issues for institutions and individuals relevant to information professionals.

Presentation PDF

Sheila Corrall,Professor
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Information Culture & Data Stewardship

Website

Sheila Corrall worked in UK public, special, and national libraries in acquisitions, cataloging, reference and information services, before moving into higher education, where she served as university librarian at two institutions and as CIO at a large research university. In 2004, she became Professor of Library & Information Management at the University of Sheffield, then head of the Sheffield iSchool, before moving to the US in 2012 to lead the LIS program at Pittsburgh. She is lead faculty for the academic libraries track at Pitt, where she teaches courses on Academic Libraries, Research Methods, and Academic Culture & Practice. Her research interests include the changing roles and skills of librarians in the digital world, particularly in information literacy, research data, scholarly communications, and the open movement in higher ed. She serves on the advisory boards of Credo Reference and Facet Publishing and on the editorial boards of six international journals.

ATGthePodcast 014 - Nancy Maron Interview

Mar 13, 2017 34:02

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Nancy Maron Interview

On today’s show, we will hear from Nancy Maron, President and Founder of BlueSky to BluePrint, a strategic consulting firm helping publishers, librarians, and leaders of digital initiatives to develop sustainable business models. Website

Comments from today’s co-host:

You know, Bill Hannay is going to be a hard act to follow from the last episode, but I’m going to do my best. No singing though! I’m Leah Hinds, Assistant Director of the Charleston Conference, and the Director of Marketing and Promotions and Editor of the ATG NewsChannel website for Against the Grain. I’ve worked in various roles and projects with the Conference and ATG since 2005. I love the changing nature of event planning and organization for the conference – there are new challenges and new people to work with each year so it’s always a little different. But most of all, I really admire Katina’s philosophy behind the whole thing – bringing librarians, publishers, vendors, consultants, and others together on a level playing field, giving a platform for new voices, and inviting diverse viewpoints across the information and scholarly communication industry. That also holds true for Against the Grain, both in print and online, and this allows the conversations to continue throughout the year and not just for a week in Charleston.

A little personal background, I live on a small farm in rural SC about 2 hours from Charleston. I started my day with twin baby goats fighting over who got to sit in my lap, which was just about the cutest thing ever. I’m a volunteer with our local 4-H club and I go to lots of shows and meetings with my kids and our various animals.

Today, I’m chatting with Nancy L. Maron. Nancy is President and Founder of BlueSky to BluePrint, a strategic consulting firm helping publishers, librarians, and leaders of digital initiatives to develop sustainable business models. This grew out of a career spent working with and for publishers, libraries, and booksellers, and an ongoing fascination with all the ways that new technologies can influence the way we create, consume, and enjoy information.

She is author of several studies concerning publishing, digital humanities, and business models including The Costs of Publishing Monographs (2016) and sustaining the Digital Humanities: Host Institution Support beyond the Start-up Phase (2014), and with co-author Kim Schmelzinger of the Monograph Costing Tool, released by AAUP in 2016. In 2012, she joined the Board of the Yonkers Public Library, a three-branch system serving a city of nearly 200,000 residents. As Board President since 2014, she has spearheaded several key initiatives, including a national search for Library Director, the 2015 Library Gala, and development of the YPL Strategic Plan, 2017-2021.


Links to articles by Nancy Maron and her guest authors:

December 2016/January 2017 Issue of ATG:

The Value of Publishing: What's Worth Paying For?
Guest Editor, Nancy L. Maron, President and Founder of BlueSky to BluePrint

Featured Articles:

I'll Take Sifting and Winnowing for $1000, Alex
By Dennis Lloyd, Director, University of Wisconsin Press

Building a List
By Richard Carlin, Executive Editor, OUP

Lucid Prose, Good Timing, Happy Authors: Steps Toward Successful Editorial Production
By Jenya Weinreb, Managing Editor, Yale University Press

Dust Jackets to Dust?
By John Scherer, Director, University of North Carolina Press

Making Connections, Building Community
By Kathryn Conrad, Director, University of Arizona Press

Small but Mighty: How University Presses Bring Academic Ideas to the World
By Jessica Lawrence-Hurt, International & Institutional Sales & Marketing Manager, The MIT Press

Adding Media, Adding Value
By Susan Doerr, Assistant Director, Digital Publishing and Operations, University of Minnesota Press

Ditching the Guillotine: An Education in Accessibility
By Becky Brasington Clark, Director, Publishing Office, Library of Congress

The Singularity of the Book
By Carey C. Newman, Director, Baylor University Press 

The Costs of Monographs (report)


The Monograph Costing Tool (Excel workbook and User's Guide)

In the news this week:

In an article published in InsideHigherEd.com, it is reported that The University of California, Berkeley, will cut off public access to tens of thousands of video lectures and podcasts in response to a U.S. Justice Department order that it make the educational content accessible to people with disabilities. Today, the content is available to the public on YouTube, iTunes U and the university’s webcast.berkeley site.

On March 15, the university will begin removing the more than 20,000 audio and video files from those platforms -- a process that will take three to five months -- and require users sign in with University of California credentials to view or listen to them. Read the article

The Charleston Conference welcomes proposals for pre-conference sessions at our upcoming 2017 event to be held November 6 – 10. Pre-conferences will be scheduled on the Monday or Tuesday before the main Charleston Conference. We are also open to new formats and ideas, such as post-conference sessions on Friday afternoon or Saturday. These are intended to be in-depth learning sessions that will offer a deeper, more thorough look at topics related to collection development and acquisitions. The proposal deadline is April 28 and space is very limited. Please review our proposal guidelines and submit your ideas online here.

Adam Chesler has been promoted to Director, Global Sales, AIP Publishing. Adam will lead the Global Sales and Sales Support teams with a keen focus on driving sales activity to academic, government, and corporate libraries around the world. Adam has been with AIP Publishing for a year and a half and has made some significant contributions to the organization as a Senior Sales Manager.

In addition to his contributions, Adam is a conference director for the Charleston Conference. When he is not working Adam can be found eating ice cream, watching baseball and volunteering at his public library (and on rare occasions all three at once).

Michael Duffy has been appointed Director of Library Sales, SAGE Publishing. He will oversee SAGE’s North American Library Sales Team. Michael joined SAGE Publishing as Library Sales Manager in 2011 and quickly moved from Senior Library Sales Manager to District Library Sales Manager to his current role as Director. Previously, he worked in sales at Thomson Reuters and in editorial capacities at Oxford University Press and Wolters Kluwer, among other organizations. Michael holds a Master of Science degree in Publishing from Pace University.

Two librarians in the big news recently! Our Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden was recently profiled in the New Yorker, February 19, 2017 by Sarah Larson. It is inspirational to see what Dr. Hayden has accomplished and we are sure that there is much more greatness to come! Read the article.

Another Librarian in the news, our 2016 keynote speaker and the president elect of ALA, Jim Neal, had an op ed in The Hill about fair use, entitled “Balance is Everything.” Read the article.

We also have a video of Jim Neal on the Charleston Library Conference website, where he as interviewed as part of the “Views from the Penthouse Suite” series. You can also listen to Jim Neal in episode two of the podcast.

And finally, OCLC has appointed Monika Sengul-Jones as Wikipedian-in-Residence for Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together, a project led by OCLC's WebJunction program.

Sengul-Jones will work with WebJunction to design and deliver an online training program that will introduce U.S. public librarians to the innerworkings of Wikipedia this fall. The training will enable librarians to edit Wikipedia, guide patrons in its use and lead local Wikipedia-based community engagement programs with confidence. In her role, Sengul-Jones will also foster connections between public librarians and Wikipedia's volunteer editor community. Read the press release.

 

ATGthePodcast 013 - Bill Hannay, Censorship and "Naked Lunch"

Mar 6, 2017 01:00:45

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Bill Hannay, Censorship and "Naked Lunch: The Musical"

Did you know that some of your favorite books and literature have been considered obscene? They may have even been banned from libraries and forbidden distribution. On today’s episode we hear from Bill Hannay about banned books, obscenity trials and the four-year trial that the author of the book “Naked Lunch” endured. All this, and a musical on the thirteenth episode of Against The Grain, The Podcast.

William M. Hannay, Partner, Schiff, Hardin, LLP

William M. Hannay regularly represents corporations and individuals in civil and criminal matters, involving federal and state antitrust law and other trade regulation laws. He is an Adjunct Professor, teaching courses at IIT/Chicago-Kent law school in antitrust, intellectual property, and international business transactions, and is the author or editor of several books on antitrust and intellectual property law, including "The Corporate Counsel's Guide to Unfair Competition,” soon to be published by Thomson Reuter's West Publishing. He is a frequent lecturer at The Charleston Conference.

Mr. Hannay is active in the American Bar Association and is currently Co-Chair of the Joint Editorial Board for International Law, which is co-sponsored by the Uniform Law Commission and the ABA. He served as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York District Attorney's Office and was a law clerk for Justice Tom Clark on the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a graduate of Yale College and Georgetown University Law Center.

ATGthePodcast 012 - Anja Smit Interview

Feb 27, 2017 59:30

Description:

Views from the Penthouse Suite Interview with Anja Smit

Anja Smit, Library Director, Ultrecht University, The Netherlands is interviewed by Erin Gallagher Director of Collection Services for the Eric V. Hauser Memorial Library at Reed College and Matthew Ismail, Director of Collection Development, Central Michigan University in November 2016 in an "Against the Grain" Penthouse interview at the 2016 Charleston Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.

Anja discusses her career and international work experience. The interview moves on to Anja’s concepts of “a library without a collection” and “a library without a catalog.” She notes that future libraries will add value by offering consulting services, not serving as a gateway to content. The library role in assessing information and in teaching information literacy is also highlighted.

The conversation turns to the disconnect between how researchers work and how librarians view research. Anja notes the need for librarians to be more familiar with researcher workflows and stresses the need for discipline knowledge. Librarians acting as consultants and their role as emissaries for content providers are then discussed. They discuss impacts of open access on preservation and the library’s role in data management.

The conversation then switches to how librarians can learn the new skills & competencies needed to add relevant value. This moves the discussion to library education with Anja noting there are no library schools in the Netherlands. There libraries are recruiting people with the new skills and competencies. The conversation continues exploring several topics including the European and US approaches to OA, global collaboration, standards & standardizing, and discovery. The interview ends on a light note as Anja is asked what she reads for fun.


Links to news articles mentioned:

AAAS and Gates Foundation Partnership

Tate Publishing Closes It’s Doors

Jisc National Monograph Strategy

21st Century Library

 

 

ATGthePodcast 011 - Michael Levine-Clark Interview

Feb 20, 2017 28:04

Description:

Views from the Penthouse Suite Interview with Michael Levine-Clark

Against the Grain, the premier journal linking publishers, vendors, and librarians, is pleased to release a series of interviews titled "Views from the Penthouse Suite." These interviews are an annual occurrence at the Charleston Library Conference; one that we look forward to every year. Select speakers and attendees are invited to the Mark Clark Penthouse Suite on the 12th floor of the Francis Marion Hotel in historic downtown Charleston, SC, to discuss wide-ranging topics and issues of importance to the publishing and library world.

Michael Levine-Clark, Dean & Director, University of Denver Libraries, is interviewed by Tom Gilson and Jack Montgomery in November 2016 in an “Against the Grain” Penthouse interview at the 2016 Charleston Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.

We start with a conversation about a panel Michael participated in at the Charleston Conference which focused on alternative ways of expanding the "discovery ecosystem" and how librarians and publishers can enhance library discovery tools. The interview continues as Michael talks about a recent study that he and two colleagues reported on dealing with freely available content including open access, “rogue” content, and pirated content. The role librarians can play is also discussed.

Next Michael discusses the possible threat open access might pose to the library’s role in funding collection development and how libraries might best react. The conversation continues as Michael talks about the position he took as one of the two featured debaters in the Conference's annual Hyde Park debate. The interview ends with his observation that although it was not planned, his various presentations melded and complimented each other by dealing with related issues.

The interview video on YouTube

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ATGthePodcast 010 - Jayne Marks Interview

Feb 13, 2017 24:13

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Views from the Penthouse Suite Interview with Jayne Marks

Against the Grain, the premier journal linking publishers, vendors, and librarians, is pleased to release a series of interviews titled "Views from the Penthouse Suite." These interviews are an annual occurrence at the Charleston Library Conference; one that we look forward to every year. Select speakers and attendees are invited to the Mark Clark Penthouse Suite on the 12th floor of the Francis Marion Hotel in historic downtown Charleston, SC, to discuss wide-ranging topics and issues of importance to the publishing and library world.

Jayne Marks, Vice President, Global Publishing, Wolters Kluwer Health is interviewed by Tom Gilson and Albert Joy in November 2016 at the 2016 Charleston Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.

Jayne offers several suggestions of how publishers might assist authors, editors, and reviewers in navigating the publishing process. How librarians can assist is also discussed. The conversation moves on to the essential importance of archiving and then to a discussion of publishing standards with a focus on how publishers and librarians might collaborate in both these areas.

Jayne continues the interview talking about the value of discovery services and how they might be enhanced and then suggests ways publishers and librarians might work together in guiding patrons to quality resources. Open access is next on the agenda. Jayne thinks of OA as a different route for publishers to get their content to the reader. She says that the real concern is the quality of that content. The interview ends with Jayne wondering how we are going to cope with the "enormous portfolio" of information available and get readers the high-quality content they need.

The interview video on YouTube

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ATGthePodcast 009 - Judith Russell Interview

Feb 6, 2017 48:53

Description:

ATG Views from the Penthouse Suite Interview with Judith Russell

Against the Grain, the premier journal linking publishers, vendors, and librarians, is pleased to release a series of interviews titled "Views from the Penthouse Suite." These interviews are an annual occurrence at the Charleston Library Conference; one that we look forward to every year. Select speakers and attendees are invited to the Mark Clark Penthouse Suite on the 12th floor of the Francis Marion Hotel in historic downtown Charleston, SC, to discuss wide-ranging topics and issues of importance to the publishing and library world. This episode contains the audio from the video recorded by Jared Seay.

Judith C. Russell, Dean of University Libraries, University of Florida is interviewed by Tom Gilson and Jack Montgomery in November 2016 in an "Against the Grain" Penthouse interview at the 2016 Charleston Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.

Judith discusses her experience as the first female Superintendent of Documents and how it helped prepare her for her position as Dean of University Libraries, University of Florida. The conversation moves on to a unique pilot project in which UF Libraries and Elsevier are making their platforms interoperable to help showcase UF faculty research. Additional project benefits, including a fuller awareness of the faculty’s open access publishing and increased visibility of UF research, are also highlighted.

Judith then continues with a discussion of a similar arrangement that UF Libraries are developing with CHORUS and its member publishers. Judith also notes that this arrangement is serving as a model for other libraries that are interested in working with CHORUS publishers. The interview then switches to a discussion of collaborative collection development and several successful projects in which UF Libraries are participating.

Judith continues the focus on collaborative collection development by describing ASERL’s Collaborative Federal Depository Library program. The LLMC Digital Law library and the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) are also offered as examples. Judith then moves on to discuss future possibilities for national collaborative collection development. The conversation ends with Judith noting the difficulty in choosing which projects to pursue among all the possible opportunities and stressing the need to be realistic.

The interview video on YouTube

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ATGthePodcast 008 - The Evolution of E-Books

Jan 30, 2017 38:26

Description:

The Evolution of E-Books

As we all know, the advent of the ebook have had a profound impact on libraries. What started as very tentative steps with NetLibrary at the turn of the millennium – this seems like a lifetime ago! - has rapidly evolved with the integration of digital content and services in libraries. The evolution from print to online has been a rocky and complicated journey, unlike the relatively smooth transition from print to online format for journals. Much has been written and said about the challenges and opportunities resulting from the ebook. Major challenges include ownership, preservation, discovery, accessibility, licensing and acquisition models, and usability. It’s time to take a step back and look at the remarkable evolution of the ebook – where have we come from, where are we today, and most importantly, where do we want the adoption or integration of ebooks to lead us? What does this mean for the iconic role of the monograph in libraries and in particular for the success of our students and faculty? Looking back can help us better understand the odyssey of the road ahead. What are the main drivers, challenges, and opportunities? Our panelists have significant and varying experiences with ebooks in libraries and they will bring us their insights and analyses. They will address various issues and challenges, guided by the questions below.

Historical Perspective of eBooks: How have eBooks changed over time? What is your perspective on the evolution of the eBook? What do you like and/or don’t like?

The Future of eBooks: What new developments are on the horizon? What are the latest models emerging? Will these changes meet the needs of students in higher education? What are the implications for academic libraries/students/educators?

Impact: How will eBook reading impact literacy, reading, and learning in today’s world? Will this affect academic collection development? What philosophical challenges are posed as academic libraries embrace eBook collection development?

Tony Horava (Moderator)- University of Ottawa, AUL Collections, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

I've been involved in Collections work for many years, and have seen remarkable transformations over the years. The challenges around ebooks, licensing, budgets, consortial strategies, new forms of knowledge and scholarly communications spring to mind. Reading in the digital age fascinates me - it is such a sea-change. The Charleston Conference is always energizing. I look forward to connecting with many people and hearing new ideas and innovative strategies on the various challenges we face.

James O'Donnell - Arizona State University Libraries, University Librarian & Professor

James J. O'Donnell is the University Librarian at ASU Libraries.He has published widely on the history and culture of the late antique Mediterranean world and is a recognized innovator in the application of networked information technology in higher education. In 1990, he co-founded Bryn Mawr Classical Review, the second on-line scholarly journal in the humanities ever created. In 1994, he taught an Internet-based seminar on the work of Augustine of Hippo that reached 500 students which deserves to be called the first MOOC. He has served as a Director, as Vice President for Publications, and as President of the American Philological Association; he has also served as a Councillor of the Medieval Academy of America and has been elected a Fellow of the Medieval Academy. He serves as Chair of the Board of the American Council of Learned Societies. His edition of Augustine's *Confessions* is a standard, while his most recent books, Augustine: A New Biography, The Ruin of the Roman Empire, and Pagans bring cutting-edge scholarship to a wide audience. His work of most relevance to issues of libraries today and tomorrow may be found in his 1998 book, Avatars of the Word: From Papyrus to Cyberspace.

David Durant - East Carolina University, Federal Documents and Social Sciences Librarian

My professional interests focus on the importance of preserving and ensuring access to legacy print collections in the digital library environment. This is an especially pressing issue in federal documents, where my institution is a member of the ASERL Collaborative Federal Documents Program, but also for broader monographic collections as well. I'm also interested in the ways in which technology is altering the ways in which we read and think, and the broader societal implications of these changes.

Mitchell Davis - Bibliolabs CFO

Mitchell Davis is a publishing and media entrepreneur. He was the founder in 2000 of BookSurge the world’s first integrated global print-on-demand and publishing services company (sold to Amazon.com in 2005 and re-branded as CreateSpace). Since 2008 he has been founder & chief business officer of BiblioLabs -- the creators of BiblioBoard.
BiblioBoard is an award-winning App and web content delivery system that makes community engagement tools and simultaneous use content available to public, school and academic libraries. Today they work with thousands of libraries and publishers around the world in pursuit of a new vision for the future of libraries.

He is also an indie producer and publisher who has created several award winning indie books and documentary films over the past decade through Organic Process Productions, a small philanthropic media company he founded with his wife Farrah Hoffmire in 2005.

Mentioned in the presentation: www.authorearnings.com

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ATGthePodcast 007 - David Lankes

Jan 16, 2017 42:01

Description:

Building the Knowledge School

The rise of the information school movement has been seen as both a positive and negative reality in the preparation of librarians. Have undergraduate programs taken away resources and attention from the masters in library science? Has the growth of faculty with little or no understanding of libraries diluted the field? Dr. David Lankes lays out his thoughts for moving past the arguments to defining a knowledge school. A school focused on impact in communities and built upon the values of librarians, but serving the needs of a broader information infrastructure.

Dr David Lankes
University of South Carolina
Director, School of Library & Information Science

R. David Lankes is the director of the University of South Carolina’s School of Library & Information Science and the 2016-2017 Follett Chair at Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science. David has always been interested in combining theory and practice to create active research projects that make a difference. His work has been funded by organizations such as The MacArthur Foundation, The Institute for Library and Museum Services, NASA, The U.S. Department of Education, The U.S. Department of Defense, The National Science Foundation, The U.S. State Department, and The American Library Association. David is a passionate advocate for libraries and their essential role in today’s society earning him the American Library Association’s Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship in 2016. He also seeks to understand how information approaches and technologies can be used to transform industries. In this capacity he has served on advisory boards and study teams in the fields of libraries, telecommunications, education, and transportation including at the National Academies. He has been a visiting fellow at the National Library of Canada, The Harvard School of Education, and was the first fellow of ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy. His book,The Atlas of New Librarianship won the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature.

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ATGthePodcast 006 - Digital Collections / Dark Archives

Jan 9, 2017 46:10

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Preservation of Digital Collections and Dark Archives

Long-term preservation of digital collections is a clear charter for libraries, but the path forward is often murky and daunting. Solutions vary due to collection composition, collection file structure, the technical expertise of the teams involved, and budget. Further, there are issues of stewardship, ownership and release of data in a usable form from dark archives. CLOCKSS, Portico and the Digital Preservation Network came together at Charleston in a panel presentation to share insights into what it takes for libraries to tackle the issue of long-term preservation. They discussed case studies and solutions that you can put to work. Come join us as we explore the dark side.

Greg Suprock
 - Head of Solutions Architecture, Apex CoVantage

Craig Van Dyck
 - Executive Director of the CLOCKSS Archive, since November 2015.

Previously with Wiley for 18 years as VP of Content Management; and with Springer New York for 10 years, most recently as Senior VP and COO. Craig served as Chairman of the Association of American Publishers Enabling Technologies Committee from 1995-1998, and was instrumental in the development of the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) system and of CrossRef. He represented Wiley on the Boards of Directors of the International DOI Foundation, CLOCKSS, ORCID, CrossRef, and the Society for Scholarly Publishing, and was a member of the Portico Advisory Committee. 

Jabin White
 - Vice President, Portico (Ithaka/JSTOR)

Jabin is the Vice President of Content Management at ITHAKA, with responsibility for the production groups of JSTOR and Portico. He enjoys content management, markup languages and all of their related technologies, publishing workflows, and change management. You know, fun stuff like that.

David Pcolar
 - CTO, Digital Preservation Network

Dave is the Chief Technology Officer for the Digital Preservation Network and a Technical Manager at Internet2. He is responsible for defining technical strategy and development, and implementation of technical and operational services for DPN.

Michelle Paolillo
 - Digital Curation Services Lead, Cornell University

Michelle is Cornell University's Library's Lead for Digital Curation Services. She is invested in the practical logistics of digital preservation (harmonizing workflows, preservation storage, interoperability, systems design, etc.). She also has duties related to digital humanities, especially in support of computational analysis of text, so OCR quality and computational method are also part of her focus.

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ATGthePodcast 005 - Patron Driven Acquisition

Jan 7, 2017 35:23

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The Road Ahead? Patron-Driven Acquisition Might Become...

Library patrons make use of many forms of content: journals, ebooks, videos, audio tracks, archival documents, musical scores, etc. Each of these content types is amenable to PDA and the technology certainly exists to deliver each of these content types in PDA. So what stands in the way? We consider the prospects for a future-state of PDA that is multimedia, universal in its publisher/provider inclusion and delivered in an "e-commerce," if you will, environment where the content providers and the library can engage in negotiated agreement on item subscription charges and the trigger to purchase, rather than these being set by the aggregator.

In this panel we explore three trends propelling us toward this future state and three trends hindering this future state, and will solicit feedback from participants as to other trends we may have missed.

Propelling:

1. Continually tightening library budgets

2. Gradual emergence of affordable, patron-driven models like ReadCube

3. Decreasing demonstrable value of "commodity collections," especially in print and especially in research libraries, moving us towards digitization of rare and unique collections for consumption on demand

Hindering:

1. The emergence of a standard for a platform

2. Flexible terms on triggers and prices

3. Strong culture of "institutional ownership" and collection building in libraries

 

Rick Anderson Associate Dean for Collections & Scholarly Communication University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Rick Anderson is Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources & Collections in the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah. He earned his B.S. and M.L.I.S. degrees at Brigham Young University, and has worked previously as a bibliographer for YBP, Inc., as Head Acquisitions Librarian for the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and as Director of Resource Acquisition at the University of Nevada, Reno. He serves on numerous editorial and advisory boards and is a regular contributor to the Scholarly Kitchen blog, as well as writing a regular column for Library Journal's Academic Newswire His book, Buying and Contracting for Resources and Services: A How-to-Do-It Manual for Librarians, was published in 2004 by Neal-Schuman.

In 2005, Rick was identified by Library Journal as a "Mover & Shaker" – one of the "50 people shaping the future of libraries." In 2008 he was elected president of the North American Serials Interest Group, and he was named an ARL Research Library Leadership Fellow for 2009-10. Rick was the 2013 recipient of the HARRASSOWITZ Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award. He is a popular speaker on subjects related to the future of scholarly communication and research libraries, and currently serves as president of the Society for Scholarly Publishing.

 

David Parker VP, Editorial & Licensing Alexander Street a ProQuest Company

New York

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David Parker is VP Editorial and Licensing for Alexander Street – the leading provider of video, multi-media databases and unique, curated content to the global university library market. Prior to his role with Alexander Street, David founded Business Expert Press and served as the President of Business Expert Press and its sister company, Momentum Press. BEP and MP specialize in applied, concise ebooks for advanced business and engineering students. Before founding BEP, David was editor-in-chief for business publishing at Pearson Education and a member of Pearson’s global business publishing committee. In his role as editor-in-chief he managed a portfolio of more than 100 titles and media products with revenue in excess of $80 million annually. During his tenure with Pearson, David participated in or led teams working on a variety of digital learning initiatives including audio study guides, automated homework assessment products, gaming-as-homework initiatives and social media sites for instructor teaching material and open educational resource sharing. David holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies from George Fox University and a Master’s Degree in anthropology from the University of Arizona. He has also completed executive education at City University Seattle and the University of Chicago. David is the author of The Blurring Line column in Against the Grain and a frequent adviser to book publishers navigating the print to digital transition.

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ATGthePodcast 004 - Hyde Park Debate

Dec 19, 2016 45:27

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Hyde Park Debate

Resolved: APC-Funded Open Access is Antithetical to the Values of Librarianship

In Favor: Alison Scott, UC Riverside
Opposed: Michael Levine-Clark, University of Denver

The debate will be conducted in general accordance with Oxford Union rules. All in the audience will vote their opinion on the resolution before the debate begins using text message voting, and the vote totals will be recorded. Each speaker will offer a formal opening statement, followed by a response to each other's statements, and then we'll open the floor to discussion. At the conclusion of the debate, another vote will be taken. The winner of the debate is the one who caused the most audience members to change their votes. Members of the audience have an opportunity to make comments and pose questions as well.

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Michael Levine Clark

University of Denver Libraries
Dean and Director

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Michael Levine-Clark, the Dean and Director of the University of Denver Libraries, is the recipient of the 2015 HARRASOWITZ Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award. He writes and speaks regularly on strategies for improving academic library collection development practices, including the use of e-books in academic libraries, the development of demand-driven acquisition models, and implications of discovery tool implementation. 

Alison Scott

University of California, Riverside
Associate University Librarian for Collections & Scholarly Communication

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Alison has strategic responsibility for the ways and means by which the University of California, Riverside Library’s collections grow and change. Alison joined the UCR Library in 2014, following services as Head of Collection Development for the George Washington University Libraries, Charles Warren Bibliographer for American History at Harvard University, and Head of the Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green State University. She holds a B.A. in English literature from Whitman College, an M.L.S. and M.A. in religion from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in American studies from Boston University.

 

ATGthePodcast 003 - Kalev Leetaru

Dec 19, 2016 35:48

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Reimagining Our World at Planetary Scale: The Big Data Future of Our Libraries

What happens when massive computing power brings together an ever-growing cross-section of the world’s information in realtime, from news media to social media, books to academic literature, the world’s libraries to the web itself, machine translates all of that material as it arrives, and applies a vast array of algorithms to identify the events and emotions, actors and narratives and their myriad connections that define the planet to create a living silicon replica of global society? The GDELT Project (gdeltproject.org/), supported by Google Zigsaw, is the largest open data initiative in the world focusing on cataloging and modeling global human society, offering a first glimpse at what this emerging “big data” understanding of society looks like.  Operating the world’s largest open deployments of streaming machine translation, sentiment analysis, geocoding, image analysis and event identification, coupled with perhaps the world’s largest program to catalog local media, the GDELT Project monitors worldwide news media, emphasizing small local outlets, live machine translating all coverage it monitors in 65 languages, flagging mentions of people and organizations, cataloging relevant imagery, video, and social posts, converting textual mentions of location to mappable geographic coordinates, identifying millions of themes and thousands of emotions, extracting over 300 categories of physical events, collaborating with the Internet Archive to preserve online news and making all of this available in a free open data firehose of human society.  This is coupled with a massive socio-cultural contextualization dataset codified from more than 21 billion words of academic literature spanning most unclassified US Government publications, the open web, and more than 2,200 journals representing the majority of humanities and social sciences research on Africa and the Middle East over the last half century. The world’s largest open deep learning image cataloging initiative, totaling more than 150 million images, inventories the world’s news imagery in realtime, identifying the objects, activities, locations, words and emotions defining the world’s myriad visual narratives and allowing them for the first time to be explored alongside traditional textual narratives. Used by governments, NGOs, scholars, journalists, and ordinary citizens across the world to identify breaking situations, map evolving conflicts, model the undercurrents of unrest, explore the flow of ideas and narratives across borders, and even forecast future unrest, the GDELT Project constructs a realtime global catalog of behavior and beliefs across every country, connecting the world’s information into a single massive ever-evolving realtime network capturing what's happening around the world, what its context is and who's involved, and how the world is feeling about it, every single day. Here’s what it looks like to conduct data analytics at a truly planetary scale and the incredible new insights we gain about the daily heartbeat of our global world and what we can learn about the role of libraries in our big data future.

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Kalev Leetaru Georgetown University
Senior Fellow, Center for Cyber & Homeland Security

One of Foreign Policy Magazine's Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2013, Kalev is a Senior Fellow at the George Washington University Center for Cyber & Homeland Security and a member of its Counterterrorism and Intelligence Task Force, as well as being a 2015-2016 Google Developer Expert for Google Cloud Platform. From 2013-2014 he was the Yahoo! Fellow in Residence of International Values, Communications Technology & the Global Internet at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he was also an Adjunct Assistant Professor, as well as a Council Member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government.  His work has been profiled in Nature, the New York Times, The Economist, BBC, Discovery Channel and the presses of more than 100 nations, while he has been an invited speaker throughout the globe, from the United Nations to the Library of Congress, Harvard to Stanford, Sydney to Singapore.  In 2011 The Economist selected his Culturomics 2.0 study as one of just five science discoveries deemed the most significant developments of 2011.  Kalev’s work focuses on how innovative applications of the world's largest datasets, computing platforms, algorithms and mind-sets can reimagine the way we understand and interact with our global world.  More on his latest projects can be found on his website at http://www.kalevleetaru.com/ or http://blog.gdeltproject.org

ATGthePodcast 002 - James G. Neal

Dec 19, 2016 50:38

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Libraries as Convener, Enabler, Distributor, Advocate and Archive in the Future Knowledge Economy

By 2026, there will be no information and services industry targeting products to the library marketplace. Content and applications will be directed to the consumer. Open resources for learning, research and recreation, and open source tools supporting innovation, and individual and organizational productivity, will be more prevalent in the global economy. Self-publishing and niche technology development will dominate. Information policy wars will dictate national and global legal and legislative debates. Libraries will be effectively integrated into the new creative environments.

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James G. Neal Columbia University
University Librarian Emeritus Jim Neal is University Librarian Emeritus at Columbia. He served as the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian at Columbia University during 2001-2014, providing leadership for university academic computing and a system of twenty-two libraries. His responsibilities included the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, the Copyright Advisory Office, and the Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research. Previously, he served as the Dean of University Libraries at Indiana University and Johns Hopkins University, and held administrative positions in the libraries at Penn State, Notre Dame, and the City University of New York.

Neal is President-Elect of the American Library Association. He is also a member of the OCLC Board of Trustees. He serves on the Council and Executive Board of the American Library Association, and recently completed a three-year term as ALA Treasurer. He has served on the Board and as President of the Association of Research Libraries, on the Board and as Chair of the Research Libraries Group (RLG), on the Board and as Chair of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), and on the Board of the Digital Preservation Network. He is on the Board and serves as Treasurer of the Freedom to Read Foundation, and on the Board and serves as Treasurer of the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO). He has also participated on numerous international, national, and state professional committees, and is an active member of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). He is a member of the Library Advisory Board of the University of the People.  

ATGthePodcast 001 - Anja Smit

Dec 19, 2016 40:39

Description:

You Can't Preserve What You Don't Have - Or Can You? Libraries as Infrastructure for Perpetual Access to Intellectual Output

Since their existence, libraries have been responsible for preserving society's records and intellectual output. This ancient and important role is under serious threat in the digital age. Even for scholarly journals, the issue of perpetual access has not been solved, other than by libraries buying access to archival materials. Recently, it became clear that the open access business model, with a focus on free access to new publications, introduces new problems for the archival role of libraries.

So if ownership is crucial for preservation, who will ensure future generations have access to scholarly journal content of past times? Who are the actors in this new environment and what opportunities can be identified to address this important issue?

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Anja Smit Utrecht University
University Librarian
The Netherlands After an international career of over 20 years in library management and library automation, I joined Utrecht University in 2010. Previously, I have served as a university librarian at two other Dutch Universities (Nijmegen and Maastricht) and spent 3 years in the US. As an Executive Consultant for Nelinet (now merged in Lyrasis) I helped libraries on strategic and tactical planning, human resource management, facilities renovation, and other topics critical to library administrators.Other national and international activities include Chairing of the Dutch Consortium of University Libraries and the Royal Library (UKB), membership of the Board of a Public Library, LIBER Board membership, and President of OCLC’s Global Council 2015-2016.