Registration Now Open for 2012 Charleston Conference!

Gilson, Thomas V GilsonT at COFC.EDU
Mon Jun 4 10:24:50 EDT 2012

Dear Colleagues,


We're pleased to announce that registration for the 2012 Charleston
Conference (, to be held November 7-10 in
historic downtown Charleston, SC, is now open!  Register by September
14th to receive the Early Bird rate. 


Register online at


Our tentative program is posted online at  Confirmed plenary speakers

*	Annette Thomas, CEO, Macmillan
*	Anurag Acharya, Founder and Lead Engineer, Google Scholar
*	Peter Brantley, Director, Bookserver Project
*	Mike Shatzkin, Founder & CEO, The Idea Logical Company, Inc.
*	Greg Tanabaum, CEO, ScholarNext
*	Peter Binfield, Publisher, PLoS One
*	Timo Hannay, Managing Director, Digital Science
*	Kristen Eschenfelder, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
School of Library and Information Studies
*	Mark Coker, President, Smashwords
*	Ann Okerson,  Senior Advisor on Electronic Strategies, Center
for Research Libraries (CRL)
*	Others TBA

We are also excited to announce a new event: Tools of Change -
Charleston (Mini TOC), The Age of Curation: Creating & Selling Value In
a World of Ubiquitous Content.  If you have ever wanted to attend the
industry leading Tools of Change conference, now you can during your
time at The Charleston Conference. O'Reilly Media's Tools of Change and
BiblioLabs, in cooperation with The Charleston Conference, presents Mini
TOC Charleston, a one day event of conversation focusing on publishing,
tech and the bookish-arts community. When: Wednesday, November 7, from
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, more information online at


Why come to Charleston?  Each year, over 1,000 librarians, vendors, and
publishers make a pilgrimage to the Holy City. They are not headed to
the Mediterranean, but to the southeast coast of the U S -- to
Charleston, SC.  The Charleston Conference is an informal annual
gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers,
consultants, and vendors of library materials each 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 over
1,400 in 2011.

This year, the Conference will again be held at the Francis Marion Hotel
( in historic downtown Charleston,
and with concurrent sessions at the nearby Courtyard Marriott Historic
District and the College of Charleston Addlestone Library.  Travel and
hotel information is available on our website at

Feel free to contribute, say what you want, or give us your ideas for
panels and presentations through our Call for Papers form, online at The deadline for
submissions is June 15.

Contact Leah Hinds at leah at with questions or comments.  We
hope to see you in November!




Tom Gilson

Associate Editor, Against the Grain

Head of Reference Emeritus

Addlestone Library

College of Charleston

Charleston, SC 29424



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