2017 Theme: What’s Past is Prologue
Preconferences/Seminars: Monday, November 6 – Tuesday, November 7
Charleston Vendor Showcase: Tuesday, November 7
Main Conference: Wednesday, November 8 – Friday, November 10
The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, SC, in November, to discuss issues of importance to them all. It is designed to be a collegial gathering of individuals from different areas who discuss the same issues in a non-threatening, friendly, and highly informal environment. Presidents of companies discuss and debate with library directors, acquisitions librarians, reference librarians, serials librarians, collection development librarians, and many, many others. Begun in 1980, the Charleston Conference has grown from 20 participants in 1980 to almost 2,000 in 2016.
Due to the amount of growth we have experienced, the Conference was held in two hotels for the first time in 2005: the Francis Marion and the Embassy Suites, both in downtown Charleston. We are now in three hotels (the Francis Marion, the Embassy Suites Historic, and the Courtyard Marriott Historic) plus the brand new Gaillard Center Charleston!
The Conference does not have exhibits and is not attached to any professional organization, although a separately managed Vendor Showcase and Juried Product Development Forums take place at the Conference.
Can librarians and vendors create a mutually satisfying environment where libraries can afford to buy the materials they need and vendors can still maintain a healthy profit? Can publishers keep prices down while costs escalate? How is the market being impacted by the Internet and electronic publishing? What are the rights and responsibilities of each of the parties involved? Who is maintaining the electronic archive?
From the librarian of a small library to the CEO of a major corporation, they all stand and make their voices heard. The tone is casual, the talk irreverent, and the answers are far from simple. But together, we can find solutions.
BIG NEWS! The Charleston Vendor Showcase is moving to the Gaillard Center Grand Ballroom (95 Calhoun Street) this year! This will allow all of our vendors to be on the same floor and in the same location, and will allow more vendors to participate. (Area map and Floor Plan)
Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with almost 2,000 collection development, acquisitions, and electronic resources professionals from around the country and internationally. This year’s 37th Annual Charleston Conference features an exciting list of speakers and, for the 18th year, back by popular demand, the Charleston Vendor Showcase — your chance to show your latest electronic products and services to a target audience of library buyers.
Monday, November 6
Charlotte Initiative SymposiumEvaluating a Growing Body of Evidence, on the Road to Strategic Decision Making for Collection Development and Open AccessMisinformationThe Future of the Academic Book: Strengthening the Research EcosystemUnderstanding the Library Market
Tuesday, November 7
Developing a Weighted Collection Development Allocation FormulaElectronic Resource ManagementSharing and Discovery ‘Without Good Metadata, What is the Cost to Society? What Discoveries Are We Missing?’
Wednesday, November 8
A Trouble Shared... Collaborative Approaches to Addressing the Problems Affecting Measurement of E-Resource Usage DataAfter the Prologue for Three State University Libraries: Writing the Story to a Streamlined Future as One UniversityApproval Plans: An ApologyBetween Rare and Commonplace: Closing the Venn Diagram of Special and General CollectionsFinding the Right Mix: A Holistic Approach to Collection DevelopmentHistory Has Its Eyes on You: Lighthouses and Libraries Weathering Storms of Change - or is being the Public Good Good Enough?How Difficult Can It Be? Creating an integrated network among library stakeholders to promote electronic access.Is it Really “Not Applicable?” Zoom in to Understand eBook AccessibilityLaying Down the Whack-a-Mole Mallet: One inexperienced ERM team's story about adopting the Agile philosophy to manage electronic resources, The Epic Saga - Part OneLibraries and the University Research Enterprise: An International PerspectiveMission? Permission! Opening Publications in HathiTrust from Limited to Full View at Scale.Moving Beyond the Prologue: Exploring Data-centered Approaches to Prioritizing Serials PreservationNavigating Research: Do scholarly reference resources still meet users’ needs?NISO KBART: The future is automation!Open Access Funds – What Difference Do They Make?Our Lives as Editors of a Predatory Journal: Lessons Learned Publishing a Scholarly Open Access JournalScientific Societies and Associations: A close look into what they do and why it matters for librariesShotgun Session“We Bought a Bench?” Making the Case for Developing an Artists’ Books Collection in the Age of the Digital Library
A Little EBA’ll Do Ya: How EBA is Driving Changes to eBook purchasingDoing Good and Doing Well: Strategies for Sustaining Open Source Community Publishing SoftwareeBooks Speed Dating: Who’s in the Driver Seat Going Forward?Everything Old is New Again: Developing Humanities Data CollectionsFrom Numbers to Narratives: Putting the Human Face on MetricsHelping Faculty Embrace Fate: Collaborating to Build and Promote an IR and a Scholarly Communications Program on CampusIdentifying, Funding, and Publishing Open Access Humanities BooksIt's 2017: Do You Know What Your Approval Plan Is?Level Up!: Transitioning to a New LibraryLeveraging Library Consortia: Developing a Shared E-Resources Collection & Improving Vendor E-Resource AccessibilityLibrarians Leading the Way to Improved Research ReproducibilityMission Driven Publishing in the 21st CenturyMo’ Problems: Approaches to Collaborative Collection AssessmentOpen Libraries: How Can we Fill those Empty Digital Shelves?Personalization, Privacy, and the Pressure to Upgrade Authentication – A Conundrum? Or Perhaps a Win-Win?Pirates or Robin Hoods? Copyright and the Public GoodReading in the Digital AgeStatistical Analysis, Data Visualization, and Business Intelligence Tools for Electronic Resources in Academic LibrariesStaying Relevant in a Changing Information Landscape: A Global Perspective on Collection Development Best PracticesStop Looking in the Rear View Mirror: Why Analytics Are Critical All YearSurvey, Statistics, Narrative: Communicating Library Value to Administrators
Acceleration of Interdisciplinary ResearchAmazon.com vs. EBSCO’s GOBI Library Solutions: Collecting LGBTQ & Title IX Titles to Evaluate Book VendorsDemystifying the Buzz Words: Linked Data, Artificial Intelligence - What Does This Mean for my Library?Discovery’s Foundation: Effectively Leveraging a Century’s Worth of MetadataDon’t Stop the Presses! Study of Short-Term Return on Investment on Print Books Purchased under Different Acquisition ModesDriving Discoverability and Accessibility with Metadata and EbooksEBA in Practice: Facilitating Evidence-Driven E-Book Programs in both Consortium and Individual Library SettingsExpanding Spaces: The Rosemont Shared Print Alliance and Supra-Consortial CollaborationFrom Advocacy to Action: How Libraries Are Advancing their Role with Regard to Open Educational ResourcesFrom Descriptive Analysis to Prescriptive Analytics: Visualization and Validation in Shared PrintFrom the CSU Files: Centralizing Collection Management at a Large Research LibraryIf We Had A PrologueImpact Analytics: Empowering the Library to Evaluate Meaningful Use of E-ResourcesKeeping Pace with Research Patron Practices: A Discussion on Faculty and Student Needs in 2017Shotgun SessionShow, Don’t Tell: Embedding Library Services into the Campus Website and CommunityStorage Warriors : Survivors of the “Big Move”The Road to Effective Library Leadership: How Do I Get There From Here?Weathering the Storm with Ebook Auto-UpgradesWhen Change is a “New” Concept: Using Your Library’s Past to Manage its Future
And You May Ask Yourself, Well, How Did I Get Here? Library and Vendor Perspectives on Mapping, Data Visualization, and Geographic AnalyticsCommunicating Collections to Stakeholders: The Good, the Bad, and the SpreadsheetsCritical Business Collections: Examining Key Issues using a Social Justice LensExamining Streaming Video Cost-Per-Use across DDA and Subscription Aggregation at Multiple Institution TypesHandwritten Text Recognition: Artificial Intelligence and the future of Manuscript SearchHonoring Past Practices While Increasing Collection Budget Flexibility: Designing and Communicating a New Budget ModelIn Research We TrustManaging ETDs: the good, the bad, and the uglyPrint Demand-Driven Acquisition?: A New(er) Look to Print Monograph AcquisitionServing Up Data on a Platter Fit for ResearchShotgun SessionSpanning the (Sometimes) Great Divide: Connecting Library Resources to Digital ScholarshipStraightening the Long and Winding Road to Open AccesSustainable Digital Preservation: An innovative partnership in the long-term preservation of special collections materialsTextbook Collections: Required of our students, Unwelcome in our academic library?The Big Deal: Perspectives on All-Inclusive ModelsThe Impact of Library Discovery Systems: Sharing Evidence from Libraries and PublishersTransforming Textbook Affordability: A Library and Vendor CollaborationUsing Historical Interlibrary Loan Data and OCLC to Support, to Downsize our Print Journal CollectionWhen Library Science and Data Science MeetWhose Data Is It, Anyway?: Unpacking Conflicting Definitions of Book Metadata
Poster Sessions and Happy Hour Networking EventsSpeed Networking01 Building a Collection Management Cycle from Scratch: One Library’s Quest for On-going Assessment of Collections02 Getting Something Out of a Whole Lotta Nothing: Making Worldshare Evaluation Work for You03 Taking the Long View: A Case Study of E-Book Usage at a Comprehensive Research University04 Assessing a Rarely-Weeded Print Monograph Collection Using OCLC’s GreenGlass : The Case of Santa Clara University Library05 An Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Dashboard that Powers Better Decision Making in Collection Development and in Acqusitions06 Cleaning Data, or More Neat Excel Tricks to make it Easier07 E-Preferred Approval Plans – Is This the Right Choice for an Academic Library?08 It’s Getting Hot In Here! Heat Mapping and Data Gathering for Space Analysis and Design09 Journal Packages: Another Look at Predicting COUNTER and ILL Use10 Looking Good! Slicing and Dicing with Dashboards to Visualize Data in Excel11 Predictive Models for Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA) Expenditures12 Six Years of Data on Patron Driven Acquisitions will Tell You A LOT about Book Demand and Availability.13 Sunshine ER Tracker14 (Re)Discovering Print: Activating and Customizing “Discovery eBooks” to Promote Physical Collections15 Digital Poetry in a Material Library16 Innovating New Publication Models for Open Access Archives: A Case Study in Anthropology17 Is the Past 'Really' Prologue? The Effect of a University’s Consolidation on its JSTOR Subscription.18 Text Mining Virtual Reference through a Collection Management lens: extracting insightful stories and operationalizing data for strategic allocate of resources19 Current Practices in Ebook Acquisition20 eBook Licensing: What are the Priorities for Libraries?21 Impact of Joining EAST on our Health Sciences Library22 Measuring Success: Evaluating Changes Made to Electronic Demand-Driven Acquisitions and Short-Term Loans23 Now It’s Legit: Setting up a Formalized Database Subscription Recommendation and Review Process24 O Brave New Print Collection, that Has Such Data Science Books in It!25 Oh, Wonder! How Many Goodly Creatures Are There Here: Skeletons for Loan in the Library26 The Delay with Migrating Print Serials Available Electronically.27 A Match Made in Heaven: Merging Acquisitions, Licensing, Document Delivery, and ILL into One Big Happy Department!28 A Messy Collection, a PMO, and Best Practices: Incorporating Project Management and Principles of Organizational Decision-Making into an Offsite Collection Move29 Breaking Silos, Changing Mindsets: A Year in the Life of a Copy Cataloging Team30 Altruism or Self-Interest? Author Motivations to Publish Open Access31 Moving Scholarly Communications Initiatives from the Periphery to the Core through New Organization Models in the Information Resources Division at Texas A&M University Libraries32 ResearchGate vs. the Institutional Repository: Competition or Complement?33 Nothing is Linear about Open Access Initiatives: Promoting OA at a New Research Institution34 When CORAL Moves to Alma: Reshaping E-Resource Management Workflows and Concepts35 Preliminary Findings of an ILS Migration that Will Be Just Past the Mid-way Point of Pre-Migration36 Past and Future Collections: Making the Connection with Makerspaces37 Taming the Social Media Beast39 Who's Using This Database? Leaving IP Authentication Behind40 A Deep Dive for Discovery: Using Google Analytics’ User Explorer Tool for a Detailed Look into our Users and EBSCO Discovery Service41 A Prologue to Planning: Assessing Use of an Academic Library Graduate Student Study Room42 Library Space: The Final Frontier or the Next Generation? Assessing Active Learning Space in the Academic LibraryFirst Aid for Student Costs: Helping Nursing Faculty Reduce Textbook Purchase RequirementsFree Textbooks! Open Educational Resources at Xavier University of LouisianaHanding over the Keys to the Patron: Where Will PDA Drive Us?JR5s, University of Chicago Press Journals, and the JSTOR BumpLearning from the Past, Building a Better Future: Employee Motivation and Patron SatisfactionPage Not Found: creating a troubleshooting workflow for your libraryShowcasing Ebook Platform FeaturesThe Two Second (Data-Driven) Renewal: Automating Renewal Decisions Using Excel
Thursday, November 9
Beyond Vendor Fairs: Partnering with Vendors to Engage End UsersBringing Data Home: Perspectives on Purchasing Locally Hosted DataCOUNTER Release 5Expanding Access to University Press Books: A Multi-Format Consortium Collection Development ModelForging Ahead: Exploring Paths to Open Access for Review JournalsLanding the Job: Tips and Tricks to Prepare Students for the Job HuntOne Root, Many Trees: Reviving Collections PracticesProfessional Prologue: Building a Community of Practice for Assessment and User Experience LibrariansRe-imagining Collection DevelopmentReimagining Research Services as Part of Major Academic Library Renovations: A Tale of Two Research Departments (University of Central Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University)Shotgun SessionStrategic Collection Management: Finding Creative Solutions to Create Student-Centered SpaceThe 'Other Stuff': Examining Librarians' Decision Making Processes in Assessing Big Deal Journal CancellationsThe OA effect: How does open access affect usage of scholarly books?The Print Book Purging Predicament: Qualitative Techniques for a Balanced CollectionViews from Across the Pond - Library Textbook Provision in the USA and UKWhat's Past Is Possible: Opportunities and Perspectives for Library Alumni Resources“Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees”: Using a data-driven review process to add new resources with no budget increases“Mr. Watson–Come here–I want to see you.” Upgrading Your Tech Support Communications
Accelerating Clinical Research Results into PracticeAlt-facts, Fake News, and Misinformation: Fact-checking and Media Literacy Strategies for the Classroom and BeyondGame of Thrones: Finding Relevance for the Institutional Repository in a World of Pre-print ServersGetting Open Source Up and Running: OLE and FOLIOGo Ahead - Just Ask Us!How Libraries Can Serve a Critical Role in Addressing Student Affordability, Equity of Access, and Improved Learning OutcomesNavigating by the Stars: Library Leadership LessonsOpen Access: Getting on the Same Page: IR Managers, OA Policy Administrators, Publishers (gold and subscription).Please, No More Change! How We Guide Staff Through New TechnologiesProfessional Development in Libraries: One Size Does Not Fit AllReproducibility and Curation of Scientific CodeRighting the ‘Ship: How to Make Your Vendor Relationships Work for YouThe Future of PrintThe Past is Prologue: Telling our Stories about Textbook Affordability ProgramsUser Privacy: Getting Started TodayWhat Should Library School Students be learning about Collection Development?Why Not Purchase the Whole Darn E-Catalogue?Why Reference? Creating a Collection for Today and Tomorrow“Free Beer!”: Marketing Library Resources to Undergrads
A Primer in Science and Engineering Collection DevelopmentAltmetrics for Everyone: How to get Open, Easy, Free Metrics of Online ImpactAre We Done Solving MetaData Problems Yet?Comparing DDA Ebook Program Variances of 8 Large Academic LibrariesDisability Inclusion and Library Collections: Initiatives for Greater Access for AllDon’t Let’s Ask for the Moon, We Have the Stars: Starting a Streaming Video Program on a Limited BudgetHow Should We Get This: The Use of Get It Now and Other Document Delivery Options as Serials Collection Development ToolsImagining a Revitalized Role for Scholarly Reference in Inquiry and ScholarshipLearners Without Borders: How E-Resources Bridge Language and Other DividesLibrary Marketing: From Passion to PracticeNo MLS? No Problem; Acquisitions Essentials for the PhD Subject SpecialistObelisk, Olympia, & Grove: Three Publishers Who Killed State CensorshipPrologue to Perfectly Parsing Proxy PatternsPut Together the Pieces from your Purchase Data: What Metrics and Models will Help Solve your Library Puzzle for an Integrated Book Purchase Plan?Screaming into the Ether: Assessing E-Resources OutreachShotgun SessionStuck in the Middle: Redefining What Successful Scholarly Communications Programs Look LikeThe Changing Funding LandscapeThe State of Streaming Video in Scholarly CommunicationsTransforming Research—and Your Library-- with Digital Archives
A Decade in Discovery: Updating Assumptions and Conclusions in Information Access and RetrievalAligning Our Books To Our PatronsAre EBook Packages Overwhelming and Redefining Your Collection?Cameo Role: Now Casting the Future of Film through the LibraryCrunch Time: Frameworks to Assess and Improve End of Year SpendingIntroduction to Electronic Resource AcquisitionIt Isn’t ‘Open’ If You Can’t Find It: New Open Access Discovery Tools that Close the Gap between Readers and Open ContentOpen for BusinessReviewing A&Is and Aggregators in a Large Research Library CollectionShotgun SessionSuccessful Strategies for Partnering for Student SuccessThe Data that Drives Us: A Four-Year Perspective on Evidence-Based CollectionThe Digital Monograph and Primary Source Databases: Agenda Toward a Unified ConversationThe Scholarly Workflow in the Digital Age: What Do We Know? What Should We Do?Transforming the Library/Vendor RelationshipUsing What You Got: Making Informed Collection Decisions with Data You Already HaveWhat if the Path Not Taken is the Path to Discovery? Learn how to guide your users to the right pathway.What’s Past Is…Still Messing with our Workflows: Consortial Ebook Platform Redevelopment from the Ground UpWill They Fund It? Pitching an OER Project to your VP of FinanceWorking 'Inside-out': Transforming a Collections DepartmentYou May Own It…But Can They Find It? A Panel Discussion
Friday, November 10
All about Predatory Publishing: Need for Librarians & Publishers to Better Inform AuthorsStreamlining Access to Content in a One-Click World: RA21 Pilots balance researcher productivity and user privacyYes, the Library Can Help You with That Too: Reinventing knowledge discovery to serve the wide range of user needs across campus.