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Wednesday, November 7

8:30am EST

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Wednesday November 7, 2018 8:30am - 8:35am EST
Performance Hall, Gaillard Center

8:35am EST

Opening Keynote - The Future of Research Information: Open, Connected, Seamless
We live in the age of the web. For information professionals in particular, this has been the defining fact of the last 25 years. It has enabled ever greater quantities of research to be published, expanded the range of media we can use, and offered new possibilities for recognising and rewarding research contributions. But such opportunities also bring challenges and pitfalls. If we do the right things, this could be a golden age for research, but to make the most of it we must embrace the original principles that made the web itself such a powerful force.

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Anthony Watkinson

Principal Consultant, CIBER Research

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Annette Thomas

Chief Executive Officer, Scientific & Academic Research, Clarivate Analytics
Annette Thomas was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Scientific & Academic Research business of Clarivate Analytics in September 2017; having served on its board since March 2017. Her career spans nearly 25 years in scientific and educational publishing – most recently... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2018 8:35am - 9:15am EST
Performance Hall, Gaillard Center

9:15am EST

Cynthia Graham Hurd Memorial Scholarship Award Presentation
Cynthia Graham Hurd was a librarian for over 31 years in Charleston public and academic libraries. She worked as the branch manager of the popular St. Andrews Regional Library, and as a part-time reference librarian at the College of Charleston. On June 17, 2015, her life ended when a lone gunman entered the historic Emanuel AME Church and killed nine people during a prayer meeting. Cynthia is remembered as a “tireless servant of the community who spent her life helping residents, making sure they had every opportunity for an education and personal growth.” 

Springer Nature is proud to honor the legacy of Cynthia Graham Hurd by awarding a scholarship to a librarian who has demonstrated an active interest in the profession, but has not had an opportunity to attend the Charleston Library Conference due to lack of institutional funding.

Wednesday November 7, 2018 9:15am - 9:20am EST
Performance Hall, Gaillard Center

9:20am EST

Open Scholarship Initiative Update
The Open Scholarship Initiative is a multi-year effort to engage all of the stakeholders involved in scholarly communication activities.  This presentation will briefly review the goals, progress and future plans of OSI.

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T. Scott Plutchak

Librarian, Epistemologist, UAB (retired)
In 2017 T. Scott Plutchak retired from his position as Director of Digital Data Curation Strategies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  From 1995 to 2014 he was the Director of UAB’s Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences.  Prior to that he was Associate Director... Read More →
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Anthony Watkinson

Principal Consultant, CIBER Research

Wednesday November 7, 2018 9:20am - 9:30am EST
Performance Hall, Gaillard Center

9:30am EST

Data Expeditions - Mining Data for Effective Decision-Making
Beyond library budgets and content usage reports, libraries and consortia are searching, sorting, managing, and hunting for deep data that allows them to understand their environments and represent themselves and their patrons more effectively in these changing and complicated times. But data challenges exist at every turn. Finding data, which is often housed in a variety of disparate sources, is the first challenge but it is immediately followed by measuring, adapting, and distilling data down to the most important factors. Libraries and consortia spend many person hours gathering data from scratch and then deriving information and knowledge from that data to make informed, evidence-based decisions.

In this session, we will hear from leading library experts about their scholarly publishing data hunting expeditions and the innovative ways they access and utilize deep data to inform their discussions and decisions and support their activities.  

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Ann Michael

CEO, Delta Think
Ann Michael is CEO of Delta Think, a consulting and advisory firm focused on innovation and growth in content focused organizations. Ann has worked with clients to help them gain insight into their customers’ needs, define their strategy, build their product and services portfolio... Read More →

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Ivy Anderson

Associate Executive Director, California Digital Library
Ivy Anderson is the Associate Executive Director and Director of Collection Development at the California Digital Library (CDL), where she oversees a broad range of shared collections activities on behalf of the ten campuses of the University of California system. Before coming to... Read More →
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Gwen Evans

Executive Director, OhioLINK
Executive Director of OhioLINK, a library consortium of 120 higher education libraries and the State Library of Ohio and a division of the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Formerly Associate Professor and the Coordinator of Library Information and Emerging Technologies at Bowling... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2018 9:30am - 10:10am EST
Performance Hall, Gaillard Center
Thursday, November 8

8:30am EST

8:35am EST

Keynote Plenary: Navigating Access to Knowledge: Copyright, Fake News, Fair Use, and Libraries
New technologies have profoundly changed the way content is produced, shared, and disseminated.  Some commentators argue that the ubiquity of digitized content means that libraries have become superfluous in the digital age. This presentation presents evidence to the contrary. It will discuss challenges for libraries arising from globalized copyright, including issues related to fake news and threats to fair use. The presentation will also highlight the strategic ways libraries are being embedded in the design of copyright law nationally and globally, exploring whether these developments – that are sometimes conflicting - are good for libraries and the public in the long term.  

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Ann Okerson

Senior Advisor, IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations)

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Ruth Okediji

Jeremiah Smith. Jr, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Ruth L. Okediji is the Jeremiah Smith. Jr, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Center. A renowned scholar in international intellectual property (IP) law and a foremost authority on the role of intellectual property in social and economic development... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 8:35am - 9:15am EST
Performance Hall, Gaillard Center

9:15am EST

ABC-Clio Vicky Speck Leadership Award Presentation
Vicky Speck ABC-CLIO Leadership Award is awarded every year to a leader in the Charleston Conference who has made a lasting contribution to the Conference’s mission. The award has been granted annually since 2006 – Anthony Watkinson (2006), Jack Montgomery (2007), Beth Bernhardt (2008), Heather Miller (2009), Eleanor Cook (2010), Glenda Alvin (2011), Ramune Kubilius (2012), Audrey Powers (2013), Leah Hinds (2014), Tony Horava (2015), Chuck Hamaker (2016), and Judy Luther (2017).

Thursday November 8, 2018 9:15am - 9:20am EST
Performance Hall, Gaillard Center

4:45pm EST

Charleston Premiers: Five Minute Previews of the New and Noteworthy
These sessions are designed to offer publishers and vendors the chance to showcase their newest and most innovative products, platforms, and/or content. Speakers will be organized in a “lightning round” format with 5 minute presentations, back-to-back. Audience members will vote on several "Best of' categories and awards will be given to the winners.

Participating Companies:
  • Wiley - Gwen Taylor
  • Code Ocean - Travis Howard Hewgley
  • The HistoryMakers - Dionti Davis
  • OpenAthens - Phil Leahy  & Rob Scaysbrook
  • Third Iron - Gina McCue
  • Elsevier - Nikhil Joshi
  • EBSCO - David Podboy
  • Pagemajik - Jon White

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Trey Shelton

Chair, Acquisitions & Collections Services, University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries

Thursday November 8, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm EST
Grand Ballroom 1, Gaillard Center
Friday, November 9

8:30am EST

The Long Arm of the Law
Once again, the Long Arm of the Law session lights the Charleston Conference stage! In this year's presentation we will continue to inform the audience about the latest court cases and rulings that impact us in libraries and the information industry. As always, there are many new legal developments that will intrigue the Charleston audience. There will be ample time for audience Q&A in this exciting session.

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Ann Okerson

Senior Advisor, IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations)

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Kenneth Crews

Attorney, Gipson Hoffman & Pancione
Kenneth D. Crews is an attorney, author, professor, and international copyright consultant.  For more than thity years, his research, policymaking, and teaching have centered on copyright issues of importance to education and research.  He is the author of numerous books, articles... Read More →
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William M. Hannay

Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP
Bill Hannay regularly counsels corporations and individuals with respect to federal and state antitrust law, intellectual property law, and other trade regulation laws. He is an Adjunct Professor, teaching courses at IIT/Chicago-Kent law school in antitrust and international business... Read More →

Friday November 9, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am EST
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel

12:00pm EST

Closing Session and Poll-A-Palooza
Poll-A-Palooza: Presented by Erin Gallagher. It’s everyone’s favorite way to wrap up a rollicking good time in Charleston! It's an extra-special year, as the End-of-Conference Poll-a-Palooza returns for the fifth time. Do you find yourself brimming with pithy questions, fresh opinions, ardent beliefs, and a renewed spark for libraries at the close of the Charleston conference? Are you hungry for insight and a sense of shared experience (and lunch)? Join us to participate in another rousing wrap-up! Erin Gallagher of Poll-a-Palooza renown will once again captivate you with her use of Poll Everywhere, so bring your smart phones, tablets, laptops, or homing pigeons to participate. She will use Poll Everywhere to create immediate visualizations of your answers to questions significant to libraries and content providers alike. As in years past, the Palooza will include questions relevant to the 2018 Charleston conference as well as questions submitted through the Charleston website. Topics will vary based on conference sessions, your submissions, and Erin's various whims. You will be entertained, engaged, and well-fed, all in the spirit of conference camaraderie and general rabble-rousing. Your brains will be undoubtedly full from the conference, but save a little room for a slice of insight and knowledge on how your views compare with those of your peers. You will leave feeling invigorated, merry, and harmoniously connected to your fellow conference-goers.

Trailer for “A Journal Carol in 3 Parts:” Join us for a look at the past, present, and possible future of the journal. Will we be hopeful at the end of our carol? Three journal Editors in Chief will move through time from the first journal to the present day to speculations of the future.

Barbara Meyers Ford with Anthony Watkinson will share some insights to be gained by the editors as they view the journal's development and what might the journal literature become in the near future.  The entire cast will join Ford and Watkinson at the next Charleston Conference. That session will be one which you won’t want to miss! Coming November 2019 !

Stephen's Takeaways: Join Stephen Rhind-Tutt for a summary and wrap-up of the whirlwind week in Charleston.  What were the trending topics? Major takeaways? Pithy quotes and most talked-about statements? Come find out the answers to all of these questions and more at this 30-minute closing talk. 

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Barbara Meyers Ford

President, Meyers Consulting Services (MCS)
Publishing & Society Management Consultant since 1983 ~ former CC attendee looking forward to seeing friends of long-standing & making new ones. As one of the founders of the Society for Scholarly Publishing and an adjunct in the George Washington University Masters in Publishing... Read More →
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Erin Gallagher

Director of Collection Services, Reed College
Erin Gallagher is the Director of Collection Services at Reed College in lovely Portland, Oregon. Before that, she worked as the E-Resources & Serials Librarian at Rollins College in beautiful Orlando, Florida. Erin started her library career on the vendor side as a collection development... Read More →
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Stephen Rhind-Tutt

President, Coherent Digital, LLC
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Anthony Watkinson

Principal Consultant, CIBER Research

Friday November 9, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST
Gold Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel