Digital Archiving Resources

A Free Digital Library

Title

A Free Digital Library

Subject

Archives

Description

In a lecture at e.g. 2007 librarian Brewster Kahle introduced his radical idea to create a free, open access digital library with the aim of “bring[ing] all of the works of knowledge to as many people as want to read it.” He uses the Amazon.com website as a model for how he would like to organize, and provide access to the multimedia library he proposes. Kahle notes that digitization is the greatest challenge, arguing that a 10 cent per scanned page cost is miniscule compared to the demand and need for information to be digitized. Brewster continues by explaining how they have begun to seek out, and store audio and video by reaching out to artists, and individuals who are interested in storing and sharing their work for free. He discusses two of his projects “The Internet Archive,” and the “Wayback Machine” which respectively archive the web, and store previous images of websites at various points in time.

Creator

Kahle, Brewster

Date

2007

Contributor

Foley, Christopher

Type

Video

Bibliographic Citation

Kahle, Brewster. “A Free Digital Library.” Presentation at EG 2007, TED. Web.

Files

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Citation

Kahle, Brewster, “A Free Digital Library,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed November 18, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/237.