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The Time Has Come . . . to Talk of Many Things

Charleston Conference Proceedings, 2019

576 pages
Purdue University Press

Presentations from the 39th annual Charleston Library Conference (held November 4–8, 2019) are included in this annual proceedings volume. Major themes of the meeting included open educational resources, analysis and assessment of collections and library users, changes in licensing practices, virtual reality/augmented reality, journal package options, the future of print collections, and open access publishing. While the Charleston meeting remains a core one for acquisitions librarians in dialog with publishers and vendors, the breadth of coverage of this volume reflects the fact that this conference continues to be one of the major venues for leaders in the publishing and library communities to shape strategy and prepare for the future. Almost 2,000 delegates attended the 2019 meeting, ranging from the staff of small public library systems to the CEOs of major corporations. This volume provides a rich source for the latest evidence-based research and lessons from practice in a range of information science fields. The contributors are leaders in the library, publishing, and vendor communities.

Author Bio

Beth R. Bernhardt is consortia account manager for Oxford University Press, and she formerly worked as the assistant dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications at the Jackson Library, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Leah H. Hinds is the executive director of the Charleston Conference, and she has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, and Against the Grain/ATG Media since 2004.

Lars Meyer is the director of Access and Resource Services at Emory University Libraries with responsibilities for access services, technical services, preservation, and digitization.

Katina P. Strauch is the founder and convener of the Charleston Conference, and editor of Against the Grain, the journal linking publishers, vendors, and librarians, which is issued six times a year. She recently retired as the assistant dean of Technical Services and Collection Development at the Addlestone Library, College of Charleston.