The 2009 Jeremiah Kaplan Institute on Libraries, the Information Society, and Social Policy
“The Right to Information Access”
Friday October 30 — 9am-3pm EDT
This event will be available via a live stream on Friday October 30 from 9am – 3pm EDT. To view the stream and obtain the exact schedule visit:
*John Willinsky, (keynote speaker) Professor of Education, Stanford University, Founder of the Public Knowledge Project and author of The Access Principle: the Case for Open Access. (MIT, 2005).
Title of talk: “The Intellectual Properties of Learning and the Right to Know”
*Marybeth Peters, Register of Copyright, US Copyright Office. Author of The General Guide to the Copyright Act of 1976.
Title of talk: “The Copyright Law and Access”
*John Palfrey, Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School . Co-author of Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives (Basic Books, 2008) and Access Denied: The Practice and Politics of Global Internet Filtering (MIT Press,
Title of talk: “Born Digital”
*Clifford Lynch, Director, Coalition of Networked Information, and member of the National Digital Strategy Advisory Board of the Library of Congress , Microsoft’s Technical Computing Science Advisory Board , the board of the New Media Consortium , and the Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access.
Title of talk: “Rights to Knowledge and Remembering“
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.