See you next week in Charleston, South Carolina!

earnest /ˈərnəst/: resulting from or showing sincere and intense conviction (Google, 2014).

SAGE is delighted to once again be joining the important conversations that take place annually at the Charleston Conference. This year’s conference, themed “The Importance of Being Earnest,” will provide us with a unique opportunity to discuss the most pressing issues faced regularly by librarians and other information professionals and how we can better collaborate for future innovations.

For those who are attending, make sure to pick up the 2015 calendar, given to all conference goers. In it, you will find the 12 winning images from the 2014 Charleston photo contest!

Members of the SAGE team will also be speaking at Charleston sessions. Please join us at the following dates and times as we discus:

Print Reference: Is it Dead yet?

Thursday, November 6, 11:30am-12:15pm – Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel (387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403)

Elisabeth Leonard, Executive Market Research Manager at SAGE, will be joining a panel of experts on reference publishing to discuss the future viability of print reference.

Open for Discussion: Open Access and the Role of Academic Libraries

Thursday, November 6, 12:45-2:00pm – Cypress North, Courtyard Marriott (125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401)

SAGE’s Executive Publisher of Open Access, David Ross, will be joining Beth Berhnardt, Assistant Dean for Collections and Scholarly Communications at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Libraries and Janet Fisher, Senior Publishing Consultant at the Publishers Communication Group, to discuss new research on library selection of OA resources and involvement in researchers’ article submissions to OA publications.

Metadata Challenges in Library Discovery Systems

Thursday, November 6, 3:15pm-4:00pm – Cypress South, Courtyard Marriott (125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401)

How do today’s metadata challenges confront the library, the publisher, and the discovery system provider? Lettie Conrad, Executive Manager of Online Products at SAGE, will join a panel of colleagues from the University of Waterloo, Ex Libris, and Queens University to discuss.

Discovery on Trial!

Friday, November 7, 12:45-2:00pm – Citadel Green Room, Embassy Suites (337 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403)

Lettie Conrad joins colleagues from Springer, OCLC, and the University of Denver to discuss how to judge our collective efforts to ensure discoverability of scholarly works. The group will seek to answer how library discovery services stack up against mainstream web search (Google, Amazon, and Wikipedia) and how we can improve them together.

Managing Subscriptions after SWETS

Friday, November 7, 12:45-2:00pm – Cooper Room, Courtyard Marriott (125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401)

A panel of librarians, an agents’ representative, and SAGE’s Vice President of Marketing, Clive Parry, will discuss how each group is handling the consequences of the Swets bankruptcy and the lessons learned.

Doing (Journal) History Right: A PIE-J Story

Friday, November 7, 5:45pm-6:30pm – Cypress Grand Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott (125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401)

In 2014, SAGE undertook a project to address NISO’s PIE-J’s guidelines and partnered with a cataloging librarian to straighten out its journals database. Come hear from Lettie Conrad and Steve Shadle, Serials Access Librarian at the University of Washington Libraries, as they discuss what we’ve achieved so far with the project, and why we are “Doing (Journal) History Right” by PIE-J standards.


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