Carnegie Mellon University

Million Book Project 20th Anniversary Symposium

Join us as we celebrate 20 years of the Universal Digital Library's Million Book Project (August 23 - 26, 2021).

August 23rd Sessions

9:00AM ET

History and Background

Dr. Raj Reddy
Carnegie Mellon University

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9:20AM ET

Early Experiments in Digital Libraries

Dr. Robert Thibadeau 
Carnegie Mellon University

Abstract

9:40AM ET

NSF and Digital Libraries

Dr. Michael Lesk
Professor of Library and Information Science,
Rutgers University

Abstract

10:00AM ET

The Value of Digital Libraries

Michael Shamos, Ph.D., J.D.,
Distinguished Career Professor School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

Abstract

10:20AM ET

Role of CMU Libraries in Digitization

Dr. Gloriana St Clair,
Former Dean, University Libraries
Carnegie Mellon University

Erika Linke, 
Associate Dean of CMU Libraries
Carnegie Mellon University

abstract

10:40AM ET

Future Directions

Panel Discussion

August 24th Sessions

9:00AM PT

History & Vision behind the Million Book Project

Dr. Raj Reddy
Carnegie Mellon University

9:15AM pT

From the Million Book Project to Google Books

Vint Cerf
VP & Chief Internet Evangelist
Google

9:30AM pT

University of Toronto Libraries: the Challenges of Digitizing a Large Academic Library's Collections

Liz Ridolfo
Special Collections Projects Librarian
Univ. of Toronto Libraries

9:45AM PT

Internet Archive's Open Libraries: 5 Million Online Books Available to Borrow

Brewster Kahle
Founder & Digital Librarian
Internet Archive

Abstract

10:00AM PT

Libraries, HathiTrust, and Access Transformed

Mike Furlough
Executive Director
Hathi Trust

10:15AM PT

Weaving Digital Books into Wikipedia Articles

Moriel Schottlender
Principal System Architect
Wikimedia Foundation

10:40AM PT

Future Directions

Panel Discussion

August 25th Sessions

10:00AM csT

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Speaker TBD
China

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10:20AM csT

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China

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10:40AM csT

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China

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11:00AM csT

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China

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11:20AM CST

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China

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11:40AM CST

Future Directions

Panel Discussion
China

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August 26th Sessions

7:00PM IST

Dr Ajay Kumar Sawhney
Secretary, MeitY,
Government of India

7:20PM IST

Prof. Partha Pratim Chakraborty
IIT Kharagpur

7:40PM IST

Dr. V. N. Shukla
Government of India

8:00PM IST

Prof Rajeev Sangal
IIIT Hyderabad

8:20PM IST

Prof N Balakrishnan
IISC Bangalore

8:40PM IST

Future Directions

Panel Discussion