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Brewster Kahle and Tracey Jaquith on the 9/11 News Archive at OVC

Last week, the Internet Archive relaunched their 9/11 News Archive in a conference at NYU. We’re pleased to announce that Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle and senior engineer Tracey Jaquith will be holding a talk at the OVC on this project and what it means for the future of archiving video.

The 9/11 News Archive is part of the Internet Archive’s effort to preserve and digitize video over the past ten years. While streaming services like YouTube and Netflix have quickly raised the public expectation that video will be readily searchable and available online, these are relatively recent developments. Over the course of the decade, the Internet Archive has faced a number of technical difficulties and hurdles in their effort to create a digital library of video that can be effectively searched, cited, and quoted.

At their talk at OVC, Brewster and Tracey will be discussing how the 9/11 News Archive addresses these important issues in video archiving, as well as detailing some of the technology used and the challenges faced in digitizing the archive.

Brewster Kahle is the founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive in 1996. An entrepreneur and Internet pioneer, Brewster invented the first Internet publishing system and helped put newspapers and publishers online in the 1990′s.

Tracey Jaquith was a founding coder and the system architect for the Internet Archive 1996-2000, writing multi-threaded servers and crawlers, as well as parallel processing code. She returned in 2004 and is focusing on archiving and video.

The 9/11 News Archive compiles 3,000 hours of television news from the week of the 9/11 attacks. The archive itself will be accessible in an exhibit at OVC through a unique touchscreen interface.

We’re honored to announce that this talk will be scheduled for Sunday, September 11 at 11:00 AM.

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