Thursday, November 9 • 8:35am - 9:15am
Bringing Your Physical Books to Digital Learners via the Open Library Project

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Today, for many learners, if a book isn’t digital, it’s as if it doesn’t exist. As publishers, librarians and vendors, we know there’s almost a century of knowledge still living only on the printed page, missing from our digital shelves.
How can we all work together to preserve and provide access to some of the 20th century’s best thinkers?  How do we unleash the full value of library collections by transforming hard copies into lendable ebooks?
The Internet Archive’s Brewster Kahle will describe the new Open Libraries project -- a community project bringing millions of books online, through purchase or digitization, while honoring the rights of creators and expanding their online reach. By digitizing millions of books, we can turn the majority of library collections digital by 2020.
The opportunity is huge: learn how publishers, libraries and technologists are working together to bring all libraries digital and create an enduring asset for future generations, ensuring more equal access to knowledge.

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Ann Okerson

Senior Advisor, Center for Research Libraries
Throughout my work at the Yale University Library and also the Center for Research Libraries, the opportunities and challenges facing international librarianship have had a compelling interest for me.  For 25 years, I've also worked on these issues through participation in IFLA (the... Read More →

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Brewster Kahle

Digital Librarian & Founder, Internet Archive
A passionate advocate for public Internet access and a successful entrepreneur, Brewster Kahle has spent his career intent on a singular focus: providing Universal Access to All Knowledge. He is the founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive, one of the largest libraries... Read More →

Thursday November 9, 2017 8:35am - 9:15am EST
Grand Ballroom, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401