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Submission no. 5033 - C5, G2
Title of the submission
The Internet Archive and Wikimedia - Common Knowledge Goals
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
Author of the submission

Andrew Lih (User:Fuzheado) and Wendy Hanamura (Internet Archive)

Language of presentation
E-mail address

andrew.lih@gmail.com and wendy@archive.org

Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Internet Archive, Wikimedia DC

Personal homepage or blog


Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

This session discusses how the Internet Archive has been working with the Wikimedia community as a partner to increase access to knowledge through efforts such as mitigating link rot problems in Wikipedia, video transcoding support, making primary sources from the Internet Archive more easily cited. We will also introduce a new initiative that has the potential to dramatically increase access to books and copyrighted content.

The Internet Archive is one of eight semifinalists vying for MacArthur Foundation’s 100 & Change. The $100 million prize competition calls for bold solutions to the world's biggest problems. Even in this digital age, millions of books, representing a century of knowledge, are not accessible online to Wikipedia editors, journalists, students, and the public. Working with libraries, Internet Archive proposes a project bringing libraries and learners 4 million free, digital books. Together, we can collaborate to create a digital collection of the most useful, impactful, inclusive set of materials for the next generation. We can bring books that have been underrepresented on library shelves into the digital realm where they can be more readily cited and shared.

The Internet Archives seeks to work with Wikimedia communities and get feedback on ways we can help bring more diverse sources to editors. We’ll share the major project pillars: our goals, technology, legal framework, and the potential impact when the Internet Archive and Wikimedia combine to promote free, long-term access to knowledge.

Proposed Panelists:

  • Wendy Hanamura, Director of Partnerships, IA
  • Mark Graham, Director, Wayback Machine, IA
What will attendees take away from this session?

Attendees will get a greater understanding of how the Internet Archive has been working

Theme of presentation
  • WikiCulture & Community
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
45 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Session notes
Submissions/The Internet Archive and Wikimedia - Common Knowledge Goals/notes
Slides from Wikiconference North America 2016

Interested attendees

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