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The audio supplement to "Against The Grain - Linking Publishers, Vendors and Librarians" publication.

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.

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The audio supplement to "Against The Grain - Linking Publishers, Vendors and Librarians" publication.

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.

    SUCHO: Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online

    SUCHO: Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online

    This week’s episode features an interview with Anna Kijas, Head of Lilly Music Library at Tufts University, and Quinn Dombrowski, Academic Technology Specialist in the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, and in the Library at Stanford University. The interview was conducted by Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Hub and Tom Gilson, Associate Editor of Against the Grain.
    Anna and Quinn are two of the three co-founders of the SUCHO initiative: Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online. SUCHO is a group of more than 1,300 cultural heritage professionals – librarians, archivists, researchers, programmers – working together to identify and archive at-risk sites, digital content, and data in Ukrainian cultural heritage institutions while the country is under attack. Join us to hear about the origins of the project, recent updates, and plans moving forward.
    Links:
    SUCHO: https://www.sucho.org/ SUCHO Gallery: https://gallery.sucho.org/ Nimble Tents and Bunkers: Safeguarding Digital Cultural Heritage - A presentation by Quinn Dombrowski at the 2022 Fiesole Retreat: https://youtu.be/woOwXva0Yfs In the News: Ukraine - A panel presentation including Quinn Dombrowski at the 2022 Charleston In Between virtual conference: https://youtu.be/_HhbYRqHAqA Social Media:
    Twitter:
    Quinn Dombrowski: @quinnanya Anna Kijas: @anna_kijas SUCHO: @sucho_org

    • 34 min
    ATGthePodcast 162 - The Mergers & Acquisitions Landscape in Scholarly Publishing

    ATGthePodcast 162 - The Mergers & Acquisitions Landscape in Scholarly Publishing

    Audio from the 2022 Charleston In Between virtual conference from a session titled "The Mergers & Acquisitions Landscape in Scholarly Publishing” moderated by by Roger Schonfeld, Director, Libraries & Scholarly Communication & Museums, Ithaka S+R and featuring Christopher Burghardt, Senior Vice President, Academia and Government, Clarivate, and Ofer Mosseri, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Ex Libris.
    Roger, Christopher and Ofer discuss the Clarivate/ProQuest Acquisition, and give a recap and overview designed to capture the highlights, downstream consequences, open questions, and updates since our last Charleston In Between session.
    Video of the presentation available at:  https://youtu.be/8UyYtd1rZzU
    Social Media:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/rogerschonfeld/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-burghardt-a3509321/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ofermo/
    Twitter: @rschon  @Clarivate

    • 34 min
    A Conversation with Colleen Campbell, Max Planck Digital Library

    A Conversation with Colleen Campbell, Max Planck Digital Library

    Join us for our latest podcast episode featuring a conversation between Colleen Campbell, Max Planck Digital Library, and Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director. Colleen lives near Florence, Italy, and after many years working for Casalini Libri and ITHAKA in Europe, she currently works with the Max Planck Digital Library (MDPL) which is based in Munich, Germany.  She leads external engagement in the open access transition, and advises on stakeholder engagement in implementation of Germany’s nationwide transformative agreements. Colleen also coordinates two international initiatives that are hosted by MPDL involving research organizations and libraries.  
    Colleen and Matthew discuss Colleen’s most important current initiatives at MDPL: OA 2020 and the ESAC Initiative. Colleen discusses the new momentum gained by OA since OA 2020 and Plan S gave coordinated energy to both the researcher and funder sides of the OA movement. She also discusses the complexities of working with the many stakeholders involved in OA to achieve an outcome that works for researchers, funders, libraries, and publishers. Colleen’s broad vision of the scholarly communication landscape allows her to provide a compelling view of where OA stands in 2022 and where it might be in the near future.
    Social Media:
    LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/colleenclairecampbell/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-ismail-1a6282a/
    Twitter: @ColleenCampbe11
    ⁦⁩oa2020.org   
     

    • 59 min
    A Conversation with Anita Schjøll Brede, CEO & Co-Founder at Iris.ai

    A Conversation with Anita Schjøll Brede, CEO & Co-Founder at Iris.ai

    Join us for our latest podcast episode featuring a conversation between Anita Schjøll Brede, CEO & Co-Founder at Iris.ai, and Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director.
    Anita currently lives in Denmark and is the CEO and Co-Founder of Iris.ai, which is an AI company handling published scientific research founded in 2015.  She also gives lectures and workshops on AI, innovation, and the future of technology. Anita is a faculty member at Singularity University, which she describes as a mix of a think tank and an educational facility for corporates and continuing education. 
    Anita and Matthew discuss how she began working in AI after receiving her bachelor's degree in Theater. Anita had an opportunity to travel to Silicon Valley where she found herself in the middle of tech-enabled, large-scale entrepreneurship. She worked in a start-up there for several years and then founded other companies involving AI. Anita’s present company, Iris.ai, is a virtual research assistant that will automate key parts of a research project by analyzing the abstract of a research paper, presenting the key concepts, and linking those concepts with research papers. This process, says Anita, can allow researchers to focus only on the papers that are most relevant to their particular research project.
    Social Media:
    LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/anitasb/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-ismail-1a6282a/
    Twitter:
    ⁦@TheIrisAI⁩
    Keywords: #innovation, #digital, #science, #research, #libraries #librarianship  #scholarlyresearch, #AI,  #artificialintelligence, #podcasts, 

    • 44 min
    A Conversation with Arne Almquist, Library Administrator and Technologist

    A Conversation with Arne Almquist, Library Administrator and Technologist

    Join us for our latest podcast episode featuring a conversation between Arne Almquist, Library Administrator and Technologist, and Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director. Arne is a University administrator and technologist with a wide range of experience in IT and mid-sized and research-level academic libraries.  Arne obtained his Masters and PhD in Information Science and has served at three different libraries since 1983, most recently as Vice President of Information Management and Decision Support at Lamar University.
    Arne and Matthew discuss how he became involved with libraries, how his background in information science and technology has impacted how he understands libraries and the information world, and working in collection development.  Arne will also discuss being a Rotary International member and how that helped his work in the university.  He says it is important for libraries to be information savvy, forward thinking, and understand trends to help support the university better and, in turn, they will receive better support from the university.
    Social Media:
    LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/arnealmquist/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-ismail-1a6282a/

    • 39 min
    A Conversation with Kent Anderson, Founder, Caldera Publishing Solutions

    A Conversation with Kent Anderson, Founder, Caldera Publishing Solutions

    Join us for our latest podcast episode featuring a conversation between Kent Anderson, Founder, Caldera Publishing Solutions and Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director.
    Kent has a background in art and journalism, and a long history of working at the top of the publishing industry. He’s currently an active consultant, peer reviewer and author who produces a daily newsletter called The Geyser.
    Kent and Matthew discuss how he came to be involved with scholarly publishing and what he thinks is the fundamental goal and responsibility of scholarly publishing. Kent says a publisher should be a trusted expert intermediary who adheres to publishing and research standards of excellence and helps users by reducing complexity and who serves the reader and the community with the best quality and most relevant materials.
    Social Media:
    LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kentranderson/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-ismail-1a6282a/
    Twitter:
    @kanderson   @GeyserThe  @calderallc
    Keywords: #publishing, #academicpublishing, #scholarlypublishing, #academiclibraries #libraries #librarianship  #librarycollection #scholarlycommunication #podcasts 

    • 57 min

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