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

Anasuya Sengupta

Whose Knowledge?
Anasuya Sengupta is co-founder and coordinator of the global campaign Whose Knowledge?, work supported by a 2017 Shuttleworth Fellowship. She has worked in India, across the Global South, and internationally Read More

Bethany Nowviskie

Digital Library Federation
Bethany Nowviskie is director of the Digital Library Federation (DLF) at the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). She also serves as research associate professor of Digital Humanities in Read More

Dan Cohen

Northeastern University
Dan Cohen is vice provost for information collaboration, dean of the libraries, and professor of History at Northeastern University. Prior to his work at Northeastern, Cohen was the founding executive Read More

David Rosenthal

LOCKSS Program, Stanford University
Dr. David Rosenthal started the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) Program, which enables long-term preservation of web published materials (ejournals, books, blogs, websites, archival materials, etc). He built Read More

David Rumsey

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

Geoff Harder

University of Alberta
Geoff Harder is the associate university librarian for digital initiatives at the University of Alberta. The University is dedicated to the promise made by founding president Henry Marshall Tory that Read More

Gerald Beasley

Cornell University
Gerald Beasley is the Carl A. Kroch university librarian at Cornell University, a position he accepted in 2017. Prior to his work at Cornell, Beasley was vice-provost and chief librarian Read More

Hannah Scates Kettler

University of Iowa
Hannah Scates Kettler is a digital humanities research & instruction librarian in the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio at the University of Iowa. She leads digital humanities projects from inception Read More

Jim Fruchterman

Jim Fruchterman is a social entrepreneur who has adapted the Silicon Valley technology approach to empower communities in need by creating scalable software to support social good solutions for accessible Read More

Kyle K. Courtney

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

Lawrence Wilkinson

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

Lisa Petrides

Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education
Lisa Petrides, PhD is founder and CEO of the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), an independent, education nonprofit established in 2002, and a pioneer in Read More

Martha Kanter

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. She is also a senior fellow at New York Read More

Michelle M. Wu

Georgetown University Law Center
Michelle M. Wu is the associate dean for library services and professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center. She has served in this role since 2010, mapping a strategic Read More

Mike Furlough

HathiTrust Digital Library
Mike Furlough is executive director of HathiTrust, an organization dedicated to collecting and preserving the scholarly and cultural record. Furlough oversees the full suite of its programs and services, which Read More

Nirmita Narasimhan

Centre for Internet and Society
Nirmita Narasimhan 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. Read More

Pam Samuelson

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

Paula MacKinnon

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

Peter Jaszi

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

Susan Hildreth

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

Victoria Reich

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

Vint Cerf

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

Internet Archive Team

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. Passionate about using stories to accelerate social change, Hanamura uses her communication Read More

John C. Gonzalez

Director of Engineering
John Gonzalez has been at Internet Archive for three years working to support, coach, and lead 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

Tracey Jaquith

Senior Engineer and Architect
Tracey Jaquith is a founding engineer and system architect for Internet Archive since 1996, writing multi-threaded servers, crawlers, and more. She wrote the “what’s related” services that ultimately led to Read More

Jim Michalko

Senior Strategist
Jim Michalko became the Sr. Strategist for the Internet Archive’s Open Libraries after retiring from his position as VP, Research Libraries at Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) in March 2016. 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

Lila Bailey, Esq.

Policy Counsel
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

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

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

Micah May

eBook Strategist
Micah May is a global industry thought leader in e-content service and digital platform building for nonprofit communities. May is currently helping the Internet Archive and Digital Public Library of Read More

Beverly Sheppard

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

John Fraser

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

Carole Palmer

University of Washington Information School
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

Chris Coward

University of Washington Information School
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

Nic Weber

University of Washington Information School
Nic Weber is an Assistant Professor at the Information School and a member of the Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) and the Data Lab at the University of Washington. 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

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

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