In this thought-provoking event, author Joanne McNeil is joined by technologist/ artist & Meedan Senior Front-End Developer Darius Kazemi as they examine how in the 1990’s and early aughts, people became users, and users put their trust in a corporation to do the job of a library.

What happens to library values such as privacy, preservation and enduring access to knowledge in the era of surveillance capitalism? Is Google the "internet’s library," and if not, where should we turn for collections of knowledge at scale?

Presented by Library Futures & the Internet Archive, this discussion invites you to explore whether we’ve traded convenience for the protections that libraries have always offered: privacy, preservation, and equitable access to knowledge. And if so, where do we go from here?