Brewster Kahle: Digital Librarian on a Mission

April 27, 2021
Brewster Khale

Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, is a digital librarian with a mission to provide “universal access to all knowledge.” An entrepreneur, Internet pioneer, and inductee to the inaugural Internet Hall of Fame, Kahle invented the first Internet publishing system and helped put newspapers and publishers online in the 1990s.

In a recent interview, Kahle discussed how he feels about digital privacy, the future of content distribution and compensation, and why the preservation and access to historical content is a matter of paramount importance.

“Preservation is a relay race and the baton is the cultural heritage of our world and if the preservationists don't pick it up every time it hits the ground, it can go away forever.”