June 28th Meetup:
Digital Librarian & Founder, The Internet Archive
Tuesday, June 28,
2016 - 6:00 - 8:30 PM
814 Mission St., 5th Floor, San Francisco
Brewster Kahle is an American computer engineer,
Internet entrepreneur, internet activist, advocate of universal
access to all knowledge, and digital librarian. He is the founder
of the Internet Archive, the Internet Archive Federal Credit
Union, Alexa an Thinking Machines and a member of the Internet
Hall of Fame.
The Internet Archive is a San Francisco-based
nonprofit digital library with the stated mission of "universal
access to all knowledge". It provides free public access
to collections of digitized materials, including web sites, software
applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and
nearly three million public-domain books. As of May 2014, its
collection topped 15 petabytes. In addition to its archiving
function, the Archive is an activist organization, advocating
for a free and open Internet.
Read the NY Times story about the Decentralized Web Summit
hosted by Archive.org and Brewster on June 8th in SF.