Carnegie Mellon University

Million Book Project 20th Anniversary Symposium

Join us as we celebrate 20 years of the Universal Digital Library's Million Book Project (August 23 - 26, 2021).

Aug 23, 2021

Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 996 7586 3986
Passcode: 281877

Time Speaker Title
9:00AM ET                Raj Reddy                  The Million Book Project: Past, Present and Future                    
9:20AM ET Robert Thibadeau  Early Experiments in Digital Libraries
9:40AM ET Michael Lesk NSF and Digital Libraries
10:00AM ET Michael Shamos The Value of Digital Libraries
10:20AM ET Gloriana St Clair
Erika Linke
Role of CMU Libraries in Digitization
10:40AM ET Panel Discussion Future Directions


Aug 24, 2021

Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 865 9765 8209
Passcode: 267036

Time Speaker Title
9.05AM PT Raj Reddy History & Vision behind the Million Book Project
9.15AM PT Vint Cerf Desirable Properties of Digital Libraries
9.30AM PT Liz Ridolfo From both sides of the desk: UofT digitization history and perspectives
9:45AM PT Brewster Kahle Internet Archive's Open Libraries: 5 Million online books Available to borrow
10:05AM PT Mike Furlough Libraries, HathiTrust, and Access Transformed
10.20AM PT Moriel Schottlender Helping Wikipedia fight misinformation and improve knowledge equity
10.35AM PT Panel Discussion Future Directions


Aug 25, 2021

Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 950 6988 7886
Passcode: 697117

Time Speaker Title
9.30AM CST August 25/ 9.30PM ET August 24 Yunhe Pan From Digital Library to AI 2.0
9.55AM CST August 25/ 9.55PM ET August 24 Wen Gao

Multilingual Machine Translation and cross media search based on NLP large model

10.20AM CST August 25/ 10.20PM ET August 24 Yueting Zhuang Impacts of MBP & CADAL: From a Research Perspective
10.40AM CST August 25/ 10.40PM ET August 24 Chen Huang Twenty years in CADAL: What we achieved and what comes next


Aug 26, 2021

Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 932 7586 0717
Passcode: 899634

Time Speaker Title
7:00PM IST/9:30AM ET Ajay Kumar Sawhney
7:20PM IST/ 9:50AM ET Partha Pratim Chakraborty National Digital Library of India - Building a National Asset
7:40PM IST/10:10AM ET V. N. Shukla Multilingual Digital Library – NLP Way
8:00PM IST/10:30AM ET Rajeev Sangal Technology Development Initiatives in Indian Languages: Important Role of DLI
8:20PM IST/10:50AM ET N Balakrishnan DLI and Its Journey
8:40PM IST/11:10AM ET Panel Discussion Future Directions