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11.30.2022 | Member News & Releases

Winners of the 2022 Charleston Premiers

(Charleston, SC) The Charleston Hub is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2022 Charleston Premiers. Each year, the Premiers provides the Charleston Conference audience the opportunity to see a showcase of the newest companies, products, and innovations for publishing and scholarly communications. After seeing a 5 minute “pitch” presentation, there is time for audience Q&A followed by audience voting in the following categories: Best Design, Most Impactful, and Best New Product. Since the 2022 conference had both an in-person and a virtual audience, we offered voting options for both.

The winners are:

“We heard from many librarians who recognize that Spanish and Latin American Studies professors have been underserved. They acknowledge that Platino Educa fills a much-needed gap with authentic content from across Iberian-America,” said PJ Kuyper, President of Platino Educa.

“We’re incredibly honored to be selected as the winner of the best design category at Charleston Premiers. At ChronosHub, we make authors a priority in everything we do,” says Marianne K. Knudsen, co-CEO at ChronosHub. “Our platform simplifies and automizes the complex journey of publishing from end to end to ensure clarity for authors and reduce time spent on administration. It’s an honor being recognized for the fact that our user-centric design shined through in our pitch. We greatly appreciate being recognized, in particular, for our design.” 

Josh Nicholson, co-founder and CEO of scite says, “We’re happy that we won the most impactful product at the Charleston Premiers and tied for the best design. The exposure was great for a small startup like ours and I have already spoken with multiple people who told me they were in attendance. We look forward to participating next year in the audience.”

“It is an honor to be awarded “Most Impactful” by the Charleston Conference’s virtual attendees, thank you,” said Christopher Warnock, Helper Systems’ Founder and CEO. “It is our greatest hope that kOS will serve as an invaluable tool for people who work with information that is important to them and that kOS may add value to the many PDF files that exist in the World.  Many thanks to Katina, Leah,Toni, Caroline and others for helping us introduce kOS. The Charleston Conference was as always, a thought-inspiring and incredible event.”

“It was a great opportunity to be able to introduce Worldcrunch to the university and library market in Charleston,” said Worldcrunch CEO Benjamin Sabbah. “We’re thrilled that participants see the unique impact our product can have for library users and the university community.”

“The Charleston Conference is one of the most important conferences in the scholarly publishing industry, and I look forward each year to participating as emcee and organizer of the Charleston Premiers,” states Darrell W Gunter, President and CEO, GMG, Inc. 

A recording of the session can be viewed on the Charleston Conference YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/h9xGUWvi4Jc. Please join us in congratulating all of the winners of this year’s Charleston Premiers!

About the Charleston Conference:
The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, SC, in 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 2,500 in 2022.

About the Charleston Hub:
Charleston Hub was created in 2020 to bring together the various websites associated with the Charleston Conference and Against the Grain into one site allowing a unified search screen making it easier to lookup information and one point of registration for both the site and the conference. The aim of the Hub is to bring together librarians, vendors and publishers to discuss areas of common interest and to find relevant information. It is also the gateway to the Charleston Conference, the journal Against the Grain, and a host of information sources on job, news and other relevant information.

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