May 16, 2022

Video Recording: Brewster Kahle’s Keynote at 2022 Canadian Web Archiving Symposium

UPDATE February 9, 2022 The Archive-It Blog Has Posted a Summary of the 2022 Canadian Web Archiving Symposium

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The video recording of Brewster Kahle’s keynote (embedded below and available at this url) was recorded on January 26, 2022 during the Canadian Web Archiving Coalition’s (CWAC) 2022 Canadian Web Archiving Symposium. The event was sponsored by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries.

Video Description (via YouTube)

Founder of the Internet Archive in 1996, Mr. Kahle is a digital librarian, computer engineer, Internet entrepreneur, and advocate of universal access to all knowledge. This discussion shares his thoughts, knowledge, and experiences of web archiving for the past, present, and future.

UPDATE (February 5, 2022): Along with Brewster’s recent keynote presentation linked below, the “Untangling the Web” podcast has posted a new interview with him.

In this episode, Brewster talks about expanding access to the published works of humankind through creating these systems. He emphasizes the importance of archives and elucidates how his systems work on a technical level. Lastly, Brewster reflects on the evolution of the Internet and his goal to help Internet users gain more control of their privacy and what they have access to online.

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