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Brewster Kahle, Founder of the Internet Archive

Monday, April 20, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Brewster Kahle

Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, will speak at the annual Graduate Center Friends of the Library event on April 20, 2015. He will be introduced by Professor William P. Kelly.

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and RSVP is required. Light refreshments will be provided.

Monday, April 20th, 1pm – 3pm
Skylight Room

Eventbrite - Brewster Kahle at the Graduate Center

Brewster Kahle (pronounced “Kale”) is a leader of digital stewardship for the world’s heritage. He founded the Internet Archive in 1996 to strive for “universal access to all knowledge.” The Internet Archive preserves vintage software, moving images, sound, and text. It is best known as THE public archive of internet, approaching 500 billion web pages archived for public access. The IA’s Wayback Machine automatically crawls the web again and again to preserve web pages, one snapshot after another, over a long time line. Kahle serves on the boards of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge, the European Archive, the Television Archive, and the Internet Archive.

William P. Kelly served as Graduate Center provost and senior vice president (1998–2005) and president (2005–June 30, 2013). A distinguished American literature scholar and an expert on the works of James Fenimore Cooper, his essays and reviews have appeared in a broad range of publications, including the Times Literary Supplement, the New York Times Book Review, and the American Scholar. Kelly is the vice chairman of the CUNY Research Foundation and serves as a trustee of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

This event is sposored by the Friends of the Mina Rees Library. Co-sponsored by the Futures Initiative.

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Monday, April 20, 2015
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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Friends of the Mina Rees Library
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Roxanne Shirazi is Dissertation Research Librarian and Assistant Professor at the Graduate Center's Mina Rees Library, where she also serves as Project Director for the CUNY Digital History Archive.