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
Brewster Kahle, Founder & Digital Librarian
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 Read More
Wendy Hanamura, Director of Partnerships
Wendy Hanamura is the Director of Partnerships at the Internet Archive, one of the world’s largest digital libraries. For 20 years, the Internet Archive has provided learners everywhere with free Read More
John C. Gonzalez, Director of Engineering
John Gonzalez has been at Internet Archive for three years working to support, coach, and expand the technology and operation teams at the heart of Internet Archive service delivery. His Read More
Alexis Rossi, Director of Media & Access
Alexis Rossi manages all aspects of Internet Archive collections work for movies, audio, software, and books, as well as the web site and social media presences. From 2006-2008, Rossi Read More
Jefferson Bailey, Director of Web Archiving
Jefferson Bailey is Director of Web Archiving at Internet Archive. Jefferson joined Internet Archive in Summer 2014 and manages Internet Archive’s web archiving services including Archive-It, used by over 450 Read More
Brenton Cheng, Senior Engineer of Open Library
Brenton Cheng spearheads the technical and product development of Open Library, a user-curated catalog of over 16 million books, as well as book presentation and services on He combines Read More
Tracey Jaquith, Senior Engineer and Architect
Tracey Jaquith was a founding coder and system architect for Internet Archive in 1996, writing multi-threaded servers, crawlers and more. She wrote the “what’s related” services that ultimately spun off Read More
Lila Bailey, Esq, Policy Counsel and Lecturer at Berkeley Law, University of California
Lila Bailey is Policy Counsel for the Internet Archive, where she advises on the complex legal and policy issues associated with democratizing access to knowledge. She is also a lecturer Read More
Davide Semenzin, Software Engineer, Books Team
Davide Semenzin develops and maintains the Internet Archive books digitization systems and scan centers, from the book scanning software to the backend services, scan center deployment and automation. He studied Read More
Jim Michalko, Senior Strategist
Jim Michalko retired from his position as VP, Research Libraries at OCLC in March 2016. OCLC is a non-profit global library cooperative that provides shared technology services, original research and Read More
Richard Caceres, Software Engineer
Richard Caceres is an engineer at the Internet Archive on the books team, and works across a wide-range of projects. Recently he updated the Internet Archive’s open source book reader Read More
Giovanni Damiola, Software Projects Engineer
A transplant from Italy, Damiola joined the Archive in January 2015 as a full stack engineer for the Digital Libraries Division. He loves books, traveling, photography, freaks and freedom. He Read More
Mek Karpeles, Citizen of the World
Karpeles is a citizen of the world at the Internet Archive. His life mission is to organize a living map of the world’s knowledge. With it, he aspires to empower Read More
Kristy Headley, Digitization Test Manager
Headley joined Internet Archive in fall 2016, and comes to us with 6 years of experience in digital imaging operations, and over a decade of experience in workflow development and Read More
Jude Coelho, Process Engineering Manager
It has been Coelho’s pleasure to work for the Internet Archive since 2008, when he started as a Book Scanner. He is the Process Engineering Manager for the Books Group, Read More
Hank Bromley, Principal Engineer, Cluster Storage and Computation
Hank Bromley has worked with the Internet Archive since 2007, and is the lead engineer for the storage and manipulation of the data that constitutes our collections. Besides monitoring and Read More
Katie Barrett, Development Manager
Katie Barrett is Development Manager of the Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital library, offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to the world’s knowledge in digital format. Her primary Read More
Marc Wendt, Manager of the Physical Repository
Marc Wendt’s interest in curating and collecting began with the usual American boyhood past times like baseball cards, yet continued to evolve over time. First, as a teenager, in his Read More
John Morrison, Researcher
John Morrison is a Researcher supporting the research and analysis needs for the 100&Change team at the Internet Archive. His previous research work has focused on the nexus between politics, Read More
Micah May, eBook Strategist
Micah May is a global library industry thought leader on e-content service and digital platform building for the nonprofit community. Working as an independent consultant, May is currently helping the Internet Read More