All existing Charleston Briefings and Charleston Voices are now available on the reader-friendly Fulcrum publishing platform.
Each of these timely and topical books is available open access and can be viewed in their respective Fulcrum Charleston Briefings and Charleston Voices collections, or in the Against the Grain collection, which contains all content from both Voices and Briefings.
- “Charleston Briefings: Trending Topics for Information Professionals is a thought-provoking series of brief books concerning innovation in the sphere of libraries, publishing, and technology in scholarly communication. The briefings, growing out of the vital conversations characteristic of the Charleston Conference and Against the Grain, offer valuable insights into the trends shaping our professional lives and the institutions in which we work.” – Matthew Ismail, Editor-in-Chief, Charleston Briefings
- “Charleston Voices is an ongoing yearly series that publishes chapters based on ideas first shared at the annual Charleston Conference. The contributions point to emerging and continuing concerns for libraries and publishers and point to novel approaches and practices aimed at improving the publication, management, and use of scholarly resources.” – Lars Meyer, Editor-in-Chief, Charleston Voices
Against the Grain (ATG)’s goal is to link publishers, vendors, and librarians by reporting on the issues, literature, and people that impact the world of books and journals. ATG Media publishes two ongoing book collections: Charleston Briefings, a series of short books on the topic of innovation in libraries and scholarly communication; and Charleston Voices, a yearly series based on ideas first shared at the annual Charleston Conference.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.