May 19, 2022

Audio Interview: “Internet Archive Founder Brewster Kahle on Preserving Knowledge and Affordable Housing”

One of the most important people in the information community, Brewster Kahle, was interviewed yesterday on KQED Radio in San Francisco.

1. A recording of the interview is now available.     

Brewster Kahle wants all knowledge to be accessible digitally. He has worked for over 25 years to make that dream a reality. Kahle is the founder of the Internet Archive, a free online library that preserves books, movies, music, software and even websites via its Wayback Machine. Today, Kahle is also trying to apply open source principles to ease the Bay Area housing crisis. He joins us as part of our First Person series, which highlights the leaders and innovators who make the Bay Area unique.

See Also: Secrets of the Wayback Machine (via Global Investigative Journalism Network

See Also: Video: Brewster Kahle Says “We Want Lots of Libraries, We Want Lots of Winners” (June 8, 2015)

See Also: Internet Archive Founder Brewster Kahle Delivers Keynote Address at Coalition for Networked Information Spring Meeting (April 28, 2015)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.