Dame Wendy Hall to Host Symposium on Saving the Web, June 16
On Thursday, June 16, Dame Wendy Hall will host a day-long symposium on the challenges of preserving the contents of the web. The day-long symposium, “Saving the Web: The Ethics and Challenges of Preserving What’s on the Internet,” will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. The event is free and open to the public
The symposium is hosted by Dame Wendy Hall, professor of computer science at the University of Southampton, who currently holds the 2016 Kluge Chair in Technology and Society. As Kluge Chair, Hall has been in residence at the Library for three months researching the social, economic, and technical dimensions of the web. She has also met extensively with Library personnel and the larger Washington policymaking community to discuss web-archiving strategies.
Vint Cerf and Robert Kahn, who are considered the “fathers of the internet,” will join Hall and other scholars and practitioners of internet and digital studies. In addition to Hall, Cerf, and Kahn, speakers scheduled to appear include Jefferson Bailey of the Internet Archive; Ramesh Jain of the University of California, Irvine; Lee Rainie, of the Pew Research Center; James Hendler of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; and Katy Börner of Indiana University Bloomington. Participants from a two-day “datathon” organized by Matthew Weber of Rutgers University and hosted by the Library earlier that week will also present their findings from working with the Library’s digital collections. A full schedule of speakers is available here.
What: “Saving the Web: The Ethics and Challenges of Preserving What’s on the Internet,” hosted by The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress
When: Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Room LJ-119, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C.
Free and open to the public. Tickets are not needed. A reception follows.
Directions and maps: http://www.loc.gov/visit/directions/
The John W. Kluge Center is pleased to welcome all patrons. Please request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.
The John W. Kluge Center was established at the Library of Congress in 2000 to foster a mutually enriching relationship between the world of ideas and the world of action, between scholars and political leaders. The Center attracts outstanding scholarly figures to Washington, D.C., facilitates their access to the Library’s remarkable collections, and helps them engage in conversation with policymakers and the public. Learn more at: http://www.loc.gov/kluge.
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