Building Democracy's Library (Virtual)

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Building Democracy's Library (Virtual)

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

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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 virtual event. If you'd like to join us in-person at our main library in San Francisco, please register for an in-person ticket.

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.