The 2019 Charleston Conference Goes Viral

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Reports and observations

The New Normal? Reflections on the Charleston Library Conference 2019 – In this thoughtful post, Claire Sewell, Research Support Librarian, Physical Sciences at University of Cambridge offers highlights from this year’s Charleston Conference.
She observes that the conference program provides “sessions on multiple topics” with “something for everyone.” She also notes there were “plenty of social events to meet new people and the atmosphere is very welcoming – especially to someone attending the conference from another country…” Ms. Sewell goes on from there to focus on specific sessions and presentations that she found particularly relevant.

Affordability, Accessibility, and Progress: Insights from the Charleston Conference – comes from the Reprints Desk’s Article Galaxy Blog. Written by Leah Rodriguez, the post says that while this “year’s conference highlighted a number of pressing issues for librarians, publishers, and the community of consultants and vendors that work with them,” the issue that stood out for Ms. Rodriguez and her colleagues at the Reprints Desk was “the question of affordability.”

Top 10 Trends at the 2019 Charleston Library Conference authored by Claire O’Neill, Library Services, Wiley, this post gives Ms. O’Neill’s take on the top trends emerging from this year’s Charleston Conference. She not only outlines her top 10 trends, but points to specific sessions and presentations that support her observations.

Elsevier CEO Kumsal Bayazit Debuts at Charleston – posted on the Scholarly’s Kitchen website, this article is by “Chef” Roger C. Schonfeld, Director of Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums for Ithaka S+R. Mr. Schonfeld outlines what stood out for him “from the style and substance” of new Elsevier CEO Kumsal Bayazit‘s keynote address. He doesn’t “attempt to recap all the details” but instead offers four specific observations.

Charleston Conference 2019 report: scholarly communication and liaison trends plus networking – This thorough and comprehensive post is from business librarian, Steve Cramer’s blog This Liasion’s Life: adventures of an embedded business librarian. In it, he provides a day-by-day account which is “packed with learning and networking opportunities.” Mr Cramer was in Charleston for the entire conference so there’s a lot being covered, which he does from his unique perspective.

Alice at Charleston Conference 2019 – ZSR Library is by Alice Eng, Electronic Resources Librarian at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University. In her post, Ms Eng offers her observations both as an attendee and as a presenter.

Kyle at Charleston Conference 2019 – ZSR Library – features the mixed impressions of first time Charleston Conference attendee Kyle Denlinger, eLearning Librarian at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University.

Charleston Conference Recap – this brief post provides observations about Lisa Croucher, Triangle Research Libraries Network, Executive Director and the meetings she attended at the conference.


Charleston Library Conference 2019 Take Aways is a video review from Rittenhouse Book Distributors that focuses on “the thought-provoking topics and most interesting sessions” presented at the Charleston Conference , as well as a summary of key plenary speakers. The presentation featured slides and commentary by Meg White and Nicole Gallo of Rittenhouse.

Charleston Conference 2019 Opening Keynote – YouTube Brewster Kahle presents “Building Trust When Truth Fractures” is the full video of Brewster Kahle’s opening keynote address at the Charleston Conference including remarks by Dustin Holland, CEO of Better World Books new affiliation with the Internet Archive.

Book Digitization: Better World Books is Now Owned by a Non-Profit Affiliated with the Internet Archive is a post by Gary Price and infoDOCKET that includes a link to Brewster Kahle’s Opening Keynote as well as the text of the Better World Books announcement.

Video: Conference Keynote: Kumsal Bayazit, CEO, Elsevier, Delivers Keynote at The Charleston Conference 2019 is another post by Gary Price and infoDOCKET. However this post is of Kumsal Bayazit’s (CEO, Elsevier) and her Charleston Conference keynote entitled “Collaborating to Support the Research Community: The Next Chapter”

Keynote Plenary: Anticipating the Future of Biomedical Communications is a video from the Charleston Conference YouTube channel that features the keynote address of Dr. Patricia Brennan entitled “Anticipating the Future of Biomedical Communications”.


Videos of most sessions as well as other video offerings like the Views from the Penthouse Suite interviews are being posted to the Charleston Conference YouTube Channel as they are completed and sorted into playlists by date for ease of navigation. Subscribe for updates to be notified when new content is available.


Choice podcasts

Toward Open Educational Resources: Live from the Charleston Conference! In this episode Suzanne Mangrum details her ambitions and her process for promoting Open Educational Resource (OER) adoption at Middle Tennessee State University. Recorded live during the vendor showcase at the Charleston Conference.

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Measuring the Reuse of Digital Content: Live from the Charleston Conference! features Caroline Muglia of the University of Southern California to talk about her presentation, “Developing a Framework for Measuring Reuse of Digital Library Collections: Discovery, Assessment, and Sharing.” In this conversation Caroline covers what she means by reuse, how user privacy is written into how she and the team with which she works think about reuse, and how reuse can help libraries demonstrate value.

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Legacy Missions and Changing Collections: Live from the Charleston Conference! features Oya Rieger of ITHAKA S+R and Antje Mays of the University of Kentucky Libraries as they discuss their talk “Legacy Missions in Times of Change: Defining and Shaping Collections in the 21st Century.” They talk about what a “legacy mission” is and why legacy is important. They also talk about how collections are changing and what that means for the library’s mission and vision of itself.

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Data Management and Visualization for Graduate Students: Live from the Charleston Conference! This episode was recorded live on the show floor of the Charleston Conference. Mark Derks jumps right into a conversation with Mary Ellen Sloane of Middle Tennessee State University about a workshop she runs for graduate students on data management and visualization.

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