January 25, 2022

New VIDEO: “Saving the Web: Ethics & Challenges of Preserving the Internet” Symposium (Incl. Keynotes by Cerf and Kahn)

“Saving the Web: Ethics & Challenges of Preserving the Internet” symposium, featuring a keynote by Vint Cerf and Robert Kahn, took place at the The John W. Kluge Center located inside the Library of Congress on June 16, 2016.

Video of the event was made available by LC today and is embedded below.

Symposium Description

Preserving the contents of the World Wide Web is an increasingly vital activity. The Web today is an ubiquitous global information system, and yet significant amounts of its contents disappear daily. The average Web page remains online for barely 100 days. This symposium brings together experts in this field to discuss the major issues in the debate around this topic, the future potential of Web archives to researchers and scholars, and the challenges in Web archiving that face libraries, governments, institutions and individuals. Hosted by Dame Wendy Hall, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton, England, and holder of the 2016 Kluge Chair in Technology and Society.

Direct to Symposium Web Page

Morning Session Schedule and Video

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome
David S. Mao, Acting Librarian of Congress
9:15 – 10:15 Opening Keynotes
Vint Cerf, Google
Robert Kahn, CNRI
10:15 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:15 Presentations from a Datathon at the Library of Congress
Moderators, Jimmy Lin and Ian Milligan, University of Waterloo
11:15 – 12:30 The Need for Preservation
Moderator, David Lazer, Northeastern UniversityAbbie Grotke, Library of Congress Web Archives
Jefferson Bailey, Internet Archive
Richard Marciano, University of Maryland
Richard Price, British Library


Afternoon Session Schedule and Video

2:00 – 3:15 Putting Data to Work
Moderator, Wendy Hall, Kluge Chair in Technology & SocietyLee Rainie, Pew Research Center
Katy Borner, Indiana University Bloomington
James Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Philip E. Schreur, Stanford UniversityDiscussion + Q&A
3:15 – 4:30 Saving the News Media
Moderator, Matthew Weber, Rutgers University
Philip Napoli, Rutgers University
Ramesh Jain,University of California, Irvine
Katrin Weller, GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and former Kluge Fellow in Digital Studies
Discussion + Q&A
4:30 – 5:00 Closing Remarks
Dame Wendy Hall, Kluge Chair in Technology & Society

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) 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 Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.