Building Democracy's Library (In-Person)

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Building Democracy's Library (In-Person)

Democracy’s Library - a free, open, online compendium of government research and publications from around the world.

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Internet Archive 300 Funston Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

About this event

Help us inaugurate Democracy's Library and celebrate the Internet Archive!

This year's celebration is a hybrid event. This event registration is for the in-person event at our main library in San Francisco. If you'd like to join us remotely, please register for a virtual ticket.

Event Schedule: Wednesday October 19th

5pm: Entertainment, Mingling and Food Trucks

7pm: Democracy's Library presentation featuring Leslie Weir, Librarian and Archivist of Canada and Jamie Joyce, Executive Director of The Society Library.

8pm: Dancing in the Streets with "Hot Buttered Rum"

300 Funston Ave. at Clement St. - San Francisco

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Why is it that on the internet the best information is often locked behind paywalls?

Brewster Kahle, founder of The Internet Archive, believes it’s time to turn that scarcity model upside down and build an internet based on abundance. We will share our new project — Democracy’s Library. Why? Because democracies need an educated citizenry to thrive.

Covid-19 Policy:

The event will have both indoor and outdoor activities. The Internet Archive follows the mask guidelines from the CDPH . "Masks are strongly recommended for all persons, regardless of vaccine status, in indoor public settings."

Masks will be provided on site to anyone who needs one.