A Future for Books with Brewster Kahle

This year, we are honoured to have the founder and Digital Librarian of The Internet Archive, Brewster Kahle, as one of our guest speakers. He is a passionate advocate for public Internet access and a successful entrepreneur.

Kahle has spent his career intent on a singular focus: providing Universal Access to All Knowledge. Soon after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he studied artificial intelligence, he helped found the company Thinking Machines, a parallel supercomputer maker.

In 1989, he created the Internet's first publishing system called Wide Area Information Server (WAIS), later selling the company to AOL. In 1996, Kahle co-founded Alexa Internet, which helps catalog the Web, selling it to Amazon in 1999. The Internet Archive, which he founded in 1996, works with more than 400 library and university partners to create an accessible digital library for all.

On Thursday, February 16, Brewster will talk about a future for books using BookServer, an open system built on open catalogue and open book formats, to find, buy, or borrow books. 

Join us for what will be an incredibly enriching experience. 

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