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Wednesday, November 6 • 4:25pm - 5:25pm
Working with Libraries to turn Wikipedia References Blue

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In an era of disinformation, libraries provide access to published, vetted materials that can be cited and used to establish facts in published research and online platforms, such as Wikipedia. But all too often those books are only available in print and held by libraries far from the researcher. For many digital learners, if a book isn't available online, it's as if it doesn't exist. Facilitated by Wendy Hanamura, Director of Partnerships at Internet Archive, this panel will bring together Brewster Kahle, digital librarian and founder of Internet Archive, and Dustin Hollan, CEO of Better World Books, to discuss how these two organizations are working together to supply and digitize books needed to turn the cited references in Wikipedia into active links. Laura Irmscher, Chief of Collections at Boston Public Library, will reflect on how libraries can mobilize their collections to meet this grand challenge.

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Athena Hoeppner

Discovery Services Librarian, University of Central Florida
Athena Hoeppner is the Discovery Services Librarian at the University of Central Florida, in Orlando, Florida. Her career in academic libraries spans 25 years with roles in public services, systems, and technical services. In her current role, she jointly oversees the eResources lifecycle... Read More →

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Brewster Kahle

Founder and Digital Librarian, 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 →
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Wendy Hanamura

DWeb Camp Producer, Internet Archive
Wendy Hanamura is the Producer of the DWeb Camp, and DWeb Summits in 2018 & 2016. As Director of Partnerships at the Internet Archive, one of the world’s largest digital libraries, Hanamura has helped guide the strategic direction of the Internet Archive since 2014. Her passions... Read More →
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Dustin Holland

President & CEO, BetterWorld Books
"One man's trash is another man's treasure." This is an idiom that fueled Dustin to launch the Better World Books Library Discards & Donations program in 2004. After talking with more than 100 librarians about the challenges of surplus books, Dustin had an epiphany that has translated... Read More →
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Chris Freeland

Director of Open Libraries, Internet Archive
Chris Freeland is the Director of Open Libraries at the Internet Archive, working with partners in the library world to select, source, digitize and lend the most useful books for scholars, students, library patrons and people with disabilities around the world. Before joining the... Read More →

Laura Irmscher

Chief of Collections, Boston Public Library

Wednesday November 6, 2019 4:25pm - 5:25pm EST
Grand Ballroom 3, Gaillard Center