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Thursday, November 3

8:30am EDT

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Thursday November 3, 2016 8:30am - 8:35am EDT
Performance Hall, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

8:35am EDT

You Can’t Preserve What You Don’t Have – Or Can You? Libraries as Infrastructure for Perpetual Access to Intellectual Output.
Since their existence, libraries have been responsible for preserving society’s records and intellectual output. This ancient and important role is under serious threat in the digital age. Even for scholarly journals, the issue of perpetual access has not been solved, other than by libraries buying access to archival materials. Recently, it became clear that the open access business model, with a focus on free access to new publications, introduces new problems for the archival role of libraries.

So if ownership is crucial for preservation, who will ensure future generations have access to scholarly journal content of past times? Who are the actors in this new environment and what opportunities can be identified to address this important issue?

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Ann Okerson

Senior Advisor, IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations)

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Anja Smit

University Librarian, Utrecht University
After an international career of over 20 years in library management and library automation, I joined Utrecht University in 2010. Previously, I have served as a university librarian at two other Dutch Universities (Nijmegen and Maastricht) and spent 3 years in the US. As an Executive... Read More →

Thursday November 3, 2016 8:35am - 9:15am EDT
Performance Hall, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

9:15am EDT

Libraries as Convener, Enabler, Distributor, Advocate, and Archive in the Future Knowledge Economy
By 2026, there will be no information and services industry targeting products to the library marketplace. Content and applications will be directed to the consumer. Open resources for learning, research and recreation, and open source tools supporting innovation, and individual and organizational productivity, will be more prevalant in the global economy. Self-publishing and niche technology development will dominate. Information policy wars will dictate national and global legal and legislative debates. Libraries will be effectively integrated into the new creative environments.

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Anthony Watkinson

Principal Consultant, CIBER Research

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James G. Neal

Univ Librarian Emeritus, Columbia University
Jim Neal is University Librarian Emeritus at Columbia. He served as the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian at Columbia University during 2001-2014, providing leadership for university academic computing and a system of twenty-two libraries. His responsibilities... Read More →

Thursday November 3, 2016 9:15am - 10:00am EDT
Performance Hall, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

10:00am EDT

Cynthia Graham Hurd Memorial Scholarship 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.

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Anthony Watkinson

Principal Consultant, CIBER Research

Thursday November 3, 2016 10:00am - 10:10am EDT
Performance Hall, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Friday, November 4

8:30am EDT

Announcements and Opening Remarks
Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 8:35am EDT
Performance Hall, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

8:35am EDT

Reimagining Our World At Planetary Scale: The Big Data Future Of Our Libraries
What happens when massive computing power brings together an ever-growing cross-section of the world’s information in realtime, from news media to social media, books to academic literature, the world’s libraries to the web itself, machine translates all of that material as it arrives, and applies a vast array of algorithms to identify the events and emotions, actors and narratives and their myriad connections that define the planet to create a living silicon replica of global society? The GDELT Project (http://gdeltproject.org/), supported by Google Zigsaw, is the largest open data initiative in the world focusing on cataloging and modeling global human society, offering a first glimpse at what this emerging “big data” understanding of society looks like.  Operating the world’s largest open deployments of streaming machine translation, sentiment analysis, geocoding, image analysis and event identification, coupled with perhaps the world’s largest program to catalog local media, the GDELT Project monitors worldwide news media, emphasizing small local outlets, live machine translating all coverage it monitors in 65 languages, flagging mentions of people and organizations, cataloging relevant imagery, video, and social posts, converting textual mentions of location to mappable geographic coordinates, identifying millions of themes and thousands of emotions, extracting over 300 categories of physical events, collaborating with the Internet Archive to preserve online news and making all of this available in a free open data firehose of human society.  This is coupled with a massive socio-cultural contextualization dataset codified from more than 21 billion words of academic literature spanning most unclassified US Government publications, the open web, and more than 2,200 journals representing the majority of humanities and social sciences research on Africa and the Middle East over the last half century. The world’s largest open deep learning image cataloging initiative, totaling more than 150 million images, inventories the world’s news imagery in realtime, identifying the objects, activities, locations, words and emotions defining the world’s myriad visual narratives and allowing them for the first time to be explored alongside traditional textual narratives. Used by governments, NGOs, scholars, journalists, and ordinary citizens across the world to identify breaking situations, map evolving conflicts, model the undercurrents of unrest, explore the flow of ideas and narratives across borders, and even forecast future unrest, the GDELT Project constructs a realtime global catalog of behavior and beliefs across every country, connecting the world’s information into a single massive ever-evolving realtime network capturing what's happening around the world, what its context is and who's involved, and how the world is feeling about it, every single day. Here’s what it looks like to conduct data analytics at a truly planetary scale and the incredible new insights we gain about the daily heartbeat of our global world and what we can learn about the role of libraries in our big data future.

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Jim O'Donnell

University Librarian, Arizona State University

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Kalev Leetaru

Senior Fellow, Center for Cyber & Homeland Security, Georgetown University
One of Foreign Policy Magazine's Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2013, Kalev is a Senior Fellow at the George Washington University Center for Cyber & Homeland Security and a member of its Counterterrorism and Intelligence Task Force, as well as being a 2015-2016 Google Developer Expert... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 8:35am - 9:10am EDT
Performance Hall, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

9:10am EDT

Hyde Park Debate - Resolved: APC-Funded Open Access is Antithetical to the Values of Librarianship
In Favor: Alison Scott, UC Riverside
Opposed: Michael Levine-Clark, University of Denver

The debate will be conducted in general accordance with Oxford Union rules. All in the audience will vote their opinion on the resolution before the debate begins using text message voting, and the vote totals will be recorded. Each speaker will offer a formal opening statement, followed by a response to each other's statements, and then we'll open the floor to discussion. At the conclusion of the debate, another vote will be taken. The winner of the debate is the one who caused the most audience members to change their votes. Members of the audience have an opportunity to make comments and pose questions as well. Join us for what is sure to be a lively discussion, and come ready to share your opinions! 

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Rick Anderson

Assoc. Dean for Collections & Schol Comm, University of Utah

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Michael Levine-Clark

Dean, University of Denver
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Alison Scott

Associate University Librarian for Collections & Scholarly Communication, University of California, Riverside
Alison has strategic responsibility for the ways and means by which the University of California, Riverside Library’s collections grow and change. Alison joined the UCR Library in 2014, following services as Head of Collection Development for the George Washington University Libraries... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 9:10am - 9:55am EDT
Performance Hall, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

9:55am EDT

Presentation of Vicky Speck Leadership Award

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), and Tony Horava (2015).

Friday November 4, 2016 9:55am - 10:00am EDT
Performance Hall, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

10:20am EDT

Charleston Fast Pitch Competition
Modeled on venture capital funding competitions, the CHARLESTON FAST PITCH COMPETITION will provide two monetary awards of $2,500 to further support the development and implementation of compelling library innovations. Finalists will present their projects to a panel of experts and Charleston Conference attendees for feedback and to determine the two grand prize winners.

Come prepared to hear pitches from the four finalists and to vote for your favorite using text message voting. 

More information about the application process. 

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Steve Goodall

The Goodall Family Foundation, Founder and President
Stephen (Steve) Goodall is the retired President and CEO of J.D. Power and Associates, a leading market research firm specializing in customer satisfaction and buyer behavior. He started his career at J.D. Power in 1978 and opened the company’s first satellite office in Detroit... Read More →
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Ann Okerson

Senior Advisor, IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations)

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Jim O'Donnell

University Librarian, Arizona State University
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Anthea Stratigos

Co-founder & CEO, Outsell, Inc.
Anthea C. Stratigos co-founded Outsell, Inc. with Gregory Chagaris, creating the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on media, information, and technology. She established the company’s research agenda and served as the firm’s first chief analyst. As CEO, she... Read More →

Martha Whittaker

Institutional Sales Manager, American Society for Microbiology

Friday November 4, 2016 10:20am - 11:20am EDT
Performance Hall, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

4:45pm EDT

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. 

Participating Companies:
  • AIP Publishing

  • Bloomsbury


  • McGraw Hill Education

  • Project MUSE

  • PSI Ltd.

  • Overleaf

  • Springer Nature

  • Yewno 

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Trey Shelton

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

Friday November 4, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm EDT
Grand Ballroom, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Saturday, November 5

8:30am EDT

The Long Arm of the Law
Once again, the Long Arm of the Law session lights the Charleston Conference stage!  In this year's session, returning favorite attorney Bill Hannay (Schiff Hardin LLP) will continue to inform the audience about the latest court cases and rulings that impact us in libraries and the information industry.  For example, did you know that in September 2016 the New Delhi high court dismissed suits by three international publishers against the sale of photocopied books and pages in Delhi University?  This is a verdict likely to have a wide-reaching impact on copyright laws in India.  Could the case have impact more broadly?  If we're fortunate, Bill will once again write and sing a special song for the session.

Also this year, we're particularly fortunate to be joined by first-time Charleston attendee Mark Seeley, General Counsel of Elsevier B.V. since 1995.  Mark serves as Senior Vice President, heading up a legal department of 10 lawyers based throughout Europe and the United States.  In his role, he is responsible for corporate organization and compliance, mergers, acquisitions, copyright policy and enforcement.  Mark is a well-known figure in our community: many of us have met and interacted with him over the years. Mark will speak about "A Day in the Life of a Publisher's Attorney."  There will be ample time for audience Q&A in this exciting new session. 

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Ann Okerson

Senior Advisor, IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations)

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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 →
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Mark Seeley

General Counsel, Elsevier
MARK SEELEY, is Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Elsevier, and splits his time between the Cambridge, Massachusetts office and the Amsterdam headquarters.  Elsevier is a leading publisher and information provider in science and health, and is part of the RELX group.  M... Read More →

Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

12:30pm EDT

Closing Session and Conference Poll-a-Palooza: Part 3
Poll-A-Palooza Part 3: Do you find yourself brimming with pithy questions, newfound opinions, and a renewed spark for librarianship at the close of the Charleston conference? Assuming you haven’t moved to Canada by the end of the conference depending on our Presidential election results, join us for another lively wrap-up session! Erin Gallagher of past Poll-a-Palooza prominence will dazzle you once again with her use Poll Everywhere, so bring your smart phones and tablets to participate. Be prepared to see immediate visualizations of your answers to rousing questions significant to libraries and content providers. The Palooza will include questions relevant to the 2016 Charleston conference as well as questions submitted through the Charleston website. Topics will vary based on conference sessions, your submissions, and Erin’s peculiar 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 energized, merry, and full of the confidence that comes from knowing you are not alone.

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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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Jason S. Price

Director of Licensing Services, SCELC

Saturday November 5, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Gold Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403