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Pro Vice Chancellor Brigid Heywood discusses the foundations on which The Open University research is based with a focus on an interdisciplinary approach and the importance of collaboration with other higher education colleagues in the UK and internationally. Brigid also looks at the School of Excellence's collaboration with NASA and The Open University's global connections.
 
Geology is the scientific study of the Earth, its origin, structure, processes and composition. This album is mainly concerned with the interpretation of geological maps and the relationship between the landscape and underlying rocks. The Open University's Dr Iain Gilmour talks us through the geological landforms of Dorset and the Isle of Skye, using geological maps and actual footage of the locations to illustrate his points. This material forms part of The Open University course S260 Geology.
 
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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Today's episode features a conversation with Francois van Schalkwyk, founder, African Minds. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. Francois van Schalkwyk is a researcher who worked in the academic space with scholarly presses. He also assisted…
 
This week, ATG the Podcast interviews Mitchell Davis, CEO and Founder of BiblioLabs, and Robert Miller, CEO of Lyrasis, about the recent purchase of BiblioLabs by Lyrasis. The interview is conducted by Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Hub, and Tom Gilson, Associated Editor of Against the Grain. Topics range from the acquisition, to …
 
Special Announcement The Charleston Conference is planning a very special “In Between'' half-day virtual mini-conference event to explore important late-breaking developments that can’t wait until November for discussion. It will include a Panel on Clarivate's acquisition of ProQuest and a panel where savvy executives reflect upon what the bright l…
 
In today's episode we will feature audio from an interview of Trevor Naylor, Sales and Marketing Director, The American University in Cairo Press. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. Trevor began working in a bookshop when he was 18 years ol…
 
In today's episode we will feature an interview with John Palfrey, President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. This interview is part of the popular "Views from the Penthouse Suite" series and was conducted by Tom Gilson, Associate Editor, Against the Grain, and Ann Okerson, Senior Advisor, Center for Research Libraries. In this…
 
Today's audio is from a Neopolitan Session of the 2020 Charleston Library Conference, presented by Meg White, Senior Consultant, DeltaThink and Director of Vendor Partnerships, Charleston Hub; Richard Hershman, Vice President of Government Relations, National Association of College Stores; Jennifer Chan, Scholarly Communication Librarian, UCLA; and…
 
In today's episode we feature the audio from a Neopolitan Session of the 2020 Charleston Library Conference, presented by Ashley Farley, Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Stephen Barr, President, SAGE International, and Managing Director, SAGE UK; Elaine Westbrooks, Vice Provost for University Libraries & University Librarian, Unive…
 
This week’s episode features an interview with Greg Eow, President of the Center for Research Libraries. The interview is conducted by Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Hub, and Tom Gilson, Associate Editor of Against the Grain. Topics range from the background and function of CRL in the research community, Greg’s tenure there and hi…
 
In today's episode we feature audio from an Interview of Curtis Brundy, Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communications and Collections, Iowa State University. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Director of Collection Development, University of Central Michigan. Curtis talks with us about his focus on the transformation of s…
 
In today's episode we feature audio from an interview of Dr. Brian King, psychologist, stand up comedian and author of the international bestseller The Art of Taking It Easy, How to Cope with Bears, Traffic, and the Rest of Life's Stressors. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Director of Collection Development, University of Central Mic…
 
In today's episode we will feature audio from an Interview of Jeff Paul, CEO and Co-Founder, Ziotag. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Director of Collection Development, University of Central Michigan. Today's episode features the next in a series of conversations that ATG the Podcast is pleased to have with startups in the world of s…
 
In today's episode we feature an interview of Philip Hess, Head of Publisher Relations, Knowledge Unlatched; and Marcel Wrzesinski, Open Access Officer, Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Director of Collection Development, University of Central Michigan. We'll hear from Philip and Marcel abo…
 
We’re pleased to feature a conversation and interview with Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, University Librarian and economics professor at UC Berkeley, and co-chair of UC’s publisher negotiation team, and Ivy Anderson, Associate Executive Director of the California Digital Library and co-chair of UC’s publisher negotiation team about the University of Califo…
 
Conversation with Daniel Garzon, CEO, Booklick In today's episode we will feature audio from a conversation with Daniel Garzon, CEO of Booklick, a technology company based in Bogata, Columbia. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Director of Collection Development, University of Central Michigan. There is an energy to a discussion around …
 
Audio from the 2020 Charleston Library Conference, presented by Michael Levine-Clark, Dean of Libraries, University of Denver; Jason Price, Research and Scholarly Communication Director, SCELC, and John McDonald, Director, Product Management, Analytics, EBSCO Information Services. Faced with unexpected double-digit budget cuts and ever-increasing c…
 
In today's episode we will feature audio from an Interview of Michael Upshall, of UNSILO. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Director of Collection Development, University of Central Michigan. Michael Upshall is head of sales and business development at UNSILO, the B2B part of Cactus Communications specialising in AI tools. He started i…
 
Audio from Part Two of a keynote of the 2020 Charleston Library Conference, presented by Pam Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law School, in Berkeley, CA, and moderated by Ann Okerson, Senior Advisor, Center for Research Libraries. In Part Two of the Long Arm Panel, Pam talks with us about what Controlled Digit…
 
Audio from Part 1 of a keynote of the 2020 Charleston Library Conference, presented by Nancy Kirkpatrick, Executive Director/CEO, OhioNET, and moderated by Ann Okerson, Senior Advisor, Center for Research Libraries. The Long Arm Panel focuses each year on serious legal topics for the information industry. This year the Long Arm Panel was titled "Re…
 
In today's episode we will feature audio from an Interview of Scott Garrison, Executive Director of the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Director of Collection Development, University of Central Michigan. “Scott Garrison serves as Executive Director at the Midwest Collaborative for Library S…
 
In today's episode we feature an interview with Stephen Barr, President of SAGE International. This interview is part of the popular "Views from the Penthouse Suite" series and was conducted by Tom Gilson, Associate Editor, Against the Grain, and Matthew Ismail, Director of Collection Development, University of Central Michigan. In the interview, S…
 
In today's episode we will feature an interview with Dr. Earl Lewis, University of Michigan, Director of Center for Social Solutions. This interview is part of the popular "Views from the Penthouse Suite" series and was introduced by Tom Gilson, Associate Editor, Against the Grain, and conducted by Jim O'Donnell, University Librarian, Arizona State…
 
Audio from a keynote of the 2020 Charleston Library Conference, presented by John Palfrey, president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, who will share his thoughts on the importance of librarians and their work. The question of “Where to from here?” will be on everyone’s mind in the immediate aftermath of both a pandemic and a fe…
 
Audio from the opening keynote of the 2020 Charleston Library Conference, a presentation by Earl Lewis, Director of the University of Michigan Center for Social Solutions, moderated by Jim O’Donnell, University Librarian at Arizona State University. Headlines scream, horns blare, neighbors march, bodies mount, and the pace of change never seems to …
 
On this episode, we are joined by professor of political science and dean of the University Honors College at Middle Tennessee State University John Vile. John earned his BA from the College of William and Mary and his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, both in government. He taught at McNeese State University where he headed the Department of …
 
This episode's guest is associate professor in the school of journalism and strategic media, Dr. Ken Blake. Ken is a native of Huntington, W.Va., and he holds bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Marshall University and a doctorate in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ken joined the faculty of MT…
 
Our guest in this episode is Professor of Music History at Middle Tennessee State University and Director of the university’s Center for Popular Music, one of the premier American music research archives, Dr. Greg Reish. Greg holds a MA and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in musicology and a BA in studio music and jazz from the University of M…
 
On today's episode, Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings: Trending Topics for Information Professionals, and Director of Collection Development at Central Michigan University talks with Sara Bosshart of IWA Publishing and Philipp Hess of Knowledge Unlatched about why the subscribe-to-open model of open access is a good fit fo…
 
Today's guest is a professor in the School of Journalism & Strategic Media Dr. Katie Foss, where she teaches courses in media studies, health communication, and research methods Dr. Katie Foss. Dr. Foss is the author of Constructing the Outbreak: Epidemics in Media and Collective Memory (2020), Breastfeeding and Media: Exploring Conflicting Discour…
 
Jason is joined on today’s episode by lecturer in the Department of English at Middle Tennessee State University and affiliated faculty member of the Women’s and Gender Studies program Dr. Shane McCoy (they/them/theirs). Dr. McCoy teaches undergraduate courses that focus on first-year composition (ENGL 1010/2020), African American Literature (ENGL …
 
Our guest on this episode of Open Stacks is Lecturer in the Department of English and General Education English Program Coordinator, 2020 Academy of American Poets Poet Laureate Fellow, and the 2020 Poet Laureate of Murfreesboro, Tennessee Amie Whittemore. Amie is the author of Glass Harvest published by Autumn House Press, the Reviews Editor at So…
 
Hear some spooktacular stories about the James E. Walker Library! Music: "John Carpenter's Halloween" by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross and Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565 by J.S. Bach played by organist Hans-André Stamm. This constitutes a fair use of any copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US copyright law.…
 
This episode's guest is Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Margaret H. Ordoubadian University Writing Center, Dr. Erica Cirillo-McCarthy. Erica teaches undergraduate classes in First Year Writing, Research & Argumentation, and Tutoring Writing and graduate classes in Archival Research Methods and Directed Reading on Oral History in …
 
This week’s episode is a flashback to the 2019 Charleston Conference, where Tom Gilson and Leah Hinds interviewed Jasmin Lange, Chief Publishing Officer at Brill, for the ATG Penthouse Suite Interview series. Conversation topics include Jasmin’s background and current role at Brill, Brill’s open access initiatives, a humanities and social sciences …
 
On this week's episode, Matthew Ismail, editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings: Trending Topics for Information Professionals and Director of Collection Development at Central Michigan University, talks with Sam Herbert, co-founder of software development consultancy 67 Bricks. The UK based firm works with many respected industry names in scho…
 
In this episode, Matthew Ismail, editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings: Trending Topics for Information Professionals and Director of Collection Development at Central Michigan University, talks with Jessica Polka and Iratxe Puebla on the topic of preprints in the biological sciences. Jessica Polka is Executive Director of ASAPbio, a scientis…
 
We’re back after our two-week hiatus and ready to start the Fall season of ATG: The Podcast. This episode features an interview with Steve Rosato, Manager of OverDrive Professional. The interview was conducted by Tom Gilson, Associate Editor of Against the Grain and Leah Hinds, Executive Director, Charleston Library Conference. We discussed Steve’s…
 
This week’s episode features an interview and conversation between Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Conference; Tom Gilson, Associate Editor of Against the Grain, and Sami Benchekroun, Co-Founder and CEO of Morressier. Sami has over ten years experience in academic conferences, scholarly publishing, and entrepreneurship. He drives M…
 
Today we talk with Tommy Doyle, a strategist and executive who specializes in bringing innovation and growth to information and data businesses. Tommy has a degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford and an MBA from the global business educator INSEAD “In-See-Ahd." Tommy has been a regular at the Charleston Conference. Tommy is interviewed b…
 
This episode features an interview with Rick Anderson, currently the Associate Dean for Collections and Scholarly Communication at University of Utah, and recently appointed University Librarian at Brigham Young University. The interview was conducted by Tom Gilson, Associate Editor of Against the Grain, and Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Ch…
 
In this week's episode we feature an interview with Steven Weiland, Professor in the Department of Educational Administration at Michigan State University. Steven also holds a PhD in English from the University of Chicago. Steven is interviewed by Matthew Ismail, Editor In Chief of The Charleston Briefings and Director of Collection Development at …
 
This week, we have a new interview with Roger Schonfeld, Director, Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums Program at Ithaka S+R. The interview was conducted by Tom Gilson, Associate Editor of Against the Grain, and Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Conference. Join us to hear about Roger’s recent reports and projects with It…
 
This week’s episode features the 2019 ATG Views from the Penthouse Suite Interview with Kumsal Bayazit, CEO of Elsevier. The interview was conducted by Tom Gilson, Associate Editor of the journal publication "Against The Grain" and Matthew Ismail, Director of Collection Development at Central Michigan University Libraries. Video of presentation: ht…
 
This week’s episode features the 2019 Charleston Conference Keynote Plenary presentation from Kumsal Bayazit, CEO of Elsevier, titled Collaborating to Support the Research Community: The Next Chapter. This session was moderated by Cris Ferguson, Assistant Dean of Libraries / Associate Professor, Murray State University. Video of presentation: https…
 
In today's episode we have an interview with Amanda Click, Head of Research and Instruction at Nimitz Library at the United States Naval Academy. She is interviewed by Matthew Ismail, Editor In Chief of The Charleston Briefings and Director of Collection Development at Central Michigan University. Matthew and Amanda worked together at the American …
 
This week’s episode features the 2019 ATG “Views from the Penthouse Suite” Interview with Trevor Dawes, Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums and May Morris University Librarian, University of Delaware Library. The interview is conducted by Glenda Alvin, Associate Professor, Assistant Director for Collection Management and Administration Head, Acq…
 
In today's episode we have an interview with Belinda Carp, formerly a director at Textiles Intelligence and currently a freelance business consultant and writer specializing in textiles sustainability and communications in the Manchester England area. She is interviewed by Matthew Ismail, Editor In Chief of The Charleston Briefings and Director of …
 
This week’s episode features a fascinating ATG “Views from the Penthouse Suite” Interview from Dr. Patricia Brennan, Director of the National Library of Medicine. The interview is conducted by Meg White, Director of Technology Services at Rittenhouse Book Distributors and a Charleston Conference Director. *******************************************…
 
This week’s episode features the 2019 keynote presentation from Dr. Patricia Brennan, Director of the National Library of Medicine. The session is moderated by Meg White, Director of Technology Services at Rittenhouse Book Distributors and a Charleston Conference Director. We’d like to thank Meg White for her hard work in organizing this event and …
 
This week, we feature audio from a 2019 Plenary panel titled A Collaborative Imperative? Libraries and the Emerging Scholarly Communication Future. The presentation is moderated by Beth Bernhardt, Consortia Account Manager, Oxford University Press and a Charleston Conference Director. The panel consisted of Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President, Membershi…
 
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