Transforming our Libraries from Analog to Digital: A Vision for 2020

Date: January 25, 2018
Moderator: Carol Watson, Director of the Law Library, University of Georgia
Speakers: Brewster Kahle, Founder & Digital Librarian, Internet Archive
Michelle Wu, Associate Dean for Library Services, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Library

Track: Library Management

Today, people get their information online — often filtered through for-profit platforms. If a book isn’t online, some users may miss them entirely. Yet much knowledge still exists only on the printed page, stored in libraries. Libraries haven’t met this digital demand, stymied by costs, e-book restrictions, policy risks, and missing infrastructure. We now have the technology and legal frameworks to transform our library system by 2020. Join Brewster Kahle, Founder & Digital Librarian, Internet Archive and Michelle Wu, Associate Dean for Library Services, Georgetown University Law Library as they discuss this transformation.

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