LITA President's Program

Universal Access to All Human Knowledge

Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian, Internet Archive

2003 ALA Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Monday, June 23, 2003

LITA gratefully acknowledges Blackwell for support of the President's Program Reception.

The goal of universal access to our cultural heritage is within our grasp. With current digital technology we can build comprehensive collections, and with digital networks we can make these available to students and scholars all over the world.  The current challenge is estabilshing the roles, rights, and responsibilities of our libraries and archives in providing public access to this information. With these roles defined, our institutions will help fulfill this epic opportunity of our digital age.

Presentation of LITA awards and scholarships preceeds Mr. Kahle's talk.  A reception will follow the program.