“Accentuate the Positive!” was the theme of the 2012 Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition held November 7 (preconferences and vendor showcase) and November 8–10 (main conference) in historic Charleston, South Carolina. This was the 32nd Charleston Conference, and attendance was the largest ever (well over 1,500) despite the Frankenstorm, Hurricane Sandy, which devastated much of the northeast the week before.
Special thanks must be extended to Leah Hinds and Beth Bernhardt who lovingly put together this volume after much organization and hours of work; to Caroline Goldsmith who ably transcribed many of the plenary talks; and to Charles Watkinson and the Purdue University Press staff for their support and enthusiasm.
The 33rd Charleston Conference will be held November 6–9, 2013. The theme is “Too Much is Not Enough!” Come on down! The Charleston Conference website is www.katina.info/conference.