Gerald Beasley, Carl A. Kroch University Librarian at Cornell University

Gerald Beasley is Vice-Provost and Chief Librarian at the University of Alberta, with responsibility for the second largest academic research library and archives system in Canada as well as the Read More

Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Vinton Gray Cerf is an American Internet pioneer, who is recognized as one of “the fathers of the Internet”, sharing this title with TCP/IP co-inventor Bob Kahn. His contributions have Read More

Dan Cohen, Vice Provost for Information Collaboration, Dean of the University Libraries, and Professor of History, Northeastern University

Dan Cohen is Vice Provost for Information Collaboration, Dean of the University Libraries, and Professor of History at Northeastern University. Prior to his work at Northeastern, Cohen was the founding Read More

Kyle K. Courtney, Copyright Advisor for Harvard University

Kyle K. Courtney, both lawyer and librarian, is the Copyright Advisor for Harvard University.  Working out of the Office for Scholarly Communication, Courtney works to establish a culture of shared Read More

Chris Coward, Director of the Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), University of Washington

Chris Coward is the co-founder, Principal Research Scientist, and Director of the Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School. Under his leadership, TASCHA has Read More

John Fraser, President & CEO, New Knowledge Organization Ltd.

John Fraser is President & CEO of New Knowledge Organization Ltd., interdisciplinary social science think tank collaborating with change-makers to build a strong, healthy democracy and thriving biosphere. He is Read More

Jim Fruchterman, Founder of Benetech

Jim Fruchterman is a social entrepreneur who has adapted the Silicon Valley technology approach to empower communities in need by creating scalable software for social good solutions for accessible education, Read More

Mike Furlough, Executive Director of HathiTrust Digital Library

Mike Furlough is Executive Director of HathiTrust, an organization with over 125 members drawn from the academic and research library community, which is dedicated to collecting and preserving the scholarly Read More

Geoff Harder, Associate University Librarian, Information Resources and Digital Initiatives, University of Alberta

Geoff Harder is the Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives at the University of Alberta, one of Canada’s top post-secondary institutions and home to Canada’s second-largest research library. The University Read More

Susan Hildreth, Practitioner in Residence at the University of Washington Information School

Susan Hildreth is the inaugural, Gates-funded Distinguished Practitioner in Residence (Professor of Practice) at the University of Washington Information School in Seattle. She recently stepped down as the Executive Director, Read More

Peter Jaszi, Professor at American University Washington College of Law

Peter Jaszi is an Emeritus Professor at American University Washington College of Law who writes and lectures about copyright law in historical and cultural contexts. At American, he was a Read More

Martha Kanter, Executive Director of the College Promise Campaign

Dr. Martha Kanter leads the College Promise Campaign’s national initiative to increase college access, affordability and completion in American higher education, starting in the nation’s community colleges. She is also Read More

Paula MacKinnon, Interim Director of Califa Group

Paula MacKinnon is Interim Director of Califa Group (, a nonprofit library consortium of more than 220 libraries, the largest library network in California. Founded in 2004, Califa manages statewide Read More

Nirmita Narasimhan, Policy Director, Centre for Internet and Society

Nirmita is a Policy Director with the Centre for Internet and Society, working in the areas of policy research and advocacy related to technology access for persons with disabilities. She Read More

Bethany Nowviskie, Director of DLF

Bethany Nowviskie is director of the Digital Library Federation (DLF) at CLIR, the Council on Library and Information Resources. She also serves as Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities in Read More

Carole Palmer, Professor, Associate Dean for Research, University of Washington

Carole Palmer is a Professor and the Associate Dean for Research at the Information School at the University of Washington. She holds a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from Read More

Lisa Petrides, Founder and CEO of ISKME

Lisa Petrides, Ph.D. is founder and CEO of ISKME, an independent, education nonprofit established in 2002, and a pioneer in knowledge sharing and innovation in the education sector. Petrides is Read More

Victoria Reich, Executive Director, LOCKSS Program, Stanford University

Victoria Reich is Executive Director of the LOCKSS Program, Stanford University Library. The LOCKSS Program empowers local and national communities to ensure perpetual access to a wide range of materials, Read More

David Rosenthal, Chief Scientist, LOCKSS Program, Stanford University

Dr. David Rosenthal started the LOCKSS Program, which is aimed at long-term preservation of web published materials (ejournals, books, blogs, websites, archival materials, etc). He built and tested the initial Read More

Abby Smith Rumsey, Writer and Historian

Abby Smith Rumsey is a writer and historian focusing on the creation, preservation, and use of the cultural record in all media. She has written and lectured widely on digital Read More

David Rumsey, Founder, David Rumsey Map Collection

David Rumsey is President of Cartography Associates, a digital publishing company based in San Francisco, and is Chairman of Luna Imaging, a provider of enterprise software for online image collections. Read More

Pam Samuelson, Richard M Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California at Berkeley

Pamela Samuelson is the Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Information at the University of California, Berkeley. She is recognized as a pioneer in digital copyright law, intellectual Read More

Hannah Scates Kettler, Digital Humanities Research & Instruction Librarian at University of Iowa

Hannah Scates Kettler is a Digital Humanities Research & Instruction Librarian in the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio at the University of Iowa. In her role, she leads digital humanities Read More

Anasuya Sengupta, Cofounder and Coordinator of Whose Knowledge?

Sengupta is co-founder/coordinator of the Whose Knowledge? global campaign, and has been awarded a 2017 Shuttleworth Fellowship for this work. She has worked in India, across the global South, and Read More

Beverly Sheppard, Research Fellow, New Knowledge Organization Ltd.

Beverly Sheppard is a Research Fellow at New Knowledge Organization Ltd. and has deep expertise in strategic and interpretive analysis and planning for non-profit institutions. She has led numerous projects Read More

Nic Weber, Assistant Professor, University of Washington Information School

Nic Weber is an Assistant Professor at the Information School. He received his PhD in Information Science from the University of Illinois. His research focuses broadly on the design and Read More

Lawrence Wilkinson, Chairman of Heminge & Condell

Wilkinson is Chairman of Heminge & Condell (H&C), an investment and strategic advisory firm, and Co-Founder of Global Business Network (GBN). Through H&C, Wilkinson is involved in venture formation work, Read More

Michelle M. Wu, Associate Dean and Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center

Michelle M. Wu is the Associate Dean for Library Services and Professor at Law at Georgetown University Law Center, a premier law school in Washington DC known for its innovative Read More