Come meet the Internet Archive Team & learn how they are teaming up with DLF
on OpenLibraries--at ALA Annual 2017 in Chicago.
Saturday, June 24
10:30-11:30 a.m. Making
your library a digital library by 2020
Kahle, Founder & Digital Librarian and Wendy Hanamura, Director of Partnerships
hear the Internet Archive team discuss OpenLibraries—a project that will enable every US library to become a more digital library. Working with DLF, library partners and organizations serving the print disabled, the Internet Archive proposes bringing 4 million
books online, through purchase or digitization, starting with the century of books missing from our digital shelves. Our plan includes at-scale circulation of these e-books, enabling libraries owning the physical works to lend digital copies to their patrons.
This will enable thousands of libraries to unlock their analog collections for a new generation of learners, enabling free, long-term, public access to knowledge.
Semifinalist in MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change:
Internet Archive project has been selected as one of the eight semifinalists in the 100&Change MacArthur
Foundation Challenge which will provide $100 million over five years to an organization trying to solve one of the world’s toughest problems. In our case: providing free access to the best knowledge available. Brewster and Wendy will describe the current
state of project planning and listen to your feedback to ensure this project has transformative impact on the communities you serve.
Monday, June 26
1:30-2:15 Conversation Starter: The
Library of 2020 – Building A Collaborative Digital Collection of 4 Million Books
Hanamura, Dir. of Partnerships & Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian
in this digital age, millions of books are not accessible to online learners and the print disabled. We in the library community haven’t been able to keep up with this digital demand, stymied by costs, eBook restrictions, and missing infrastructure. By
making millions of books digitally available, we can unlock them for communities with severely limited or no access to those books. Because
of distance, cost, time-constraints, or disability, people in many communities are too often unable to access physical books.Digital
content is instantly available to people at a distance, at all hours, and with widely ranging physical abilities. Together
with DLF, library and accessibility partners, the Internet Archive proposes curating a diverse, inclusive set of 4 million books and bringing them online through purchase or digitization. Our plan includes at-scale circulation of these eBooks, enabling libraries
owning the physical works to lend digital copies. As 1 of 8 semifinalists for MacArthur’s 100&Change award,
we seek your feedback. We're thrilled to be working with DLF members to make this a transparent, community-responsive process for all.