TITLE: International Summit of the Book 1: Day One
EVENT DATE: 12/06/2012
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 255 minutes
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The Library of Congress hosted the first International Summit of the Book and began what library leaders envision as an annual global meeting of minds to discuss and promote the book as a crucial format for conveying societies' scholarship and culture. Leaders in academia, libraries, culture and technology debated and discussed the powerful and crucial form of information transmittal: the book. Day One included remarks and presentations by Hon. John Larson, Hon. Jack Reed, James H. Billington, David M. Rubenstein, Robert Forrester, Ismail Serageldin, Elizabeth Eisenstein, Daniel DeSimone, Sarah Thomas, John Van Oudenaren, Caroline Brazier, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, Ramón Mujica Pinilla, Anton Likhomanov, John Kgwale Tsebe, Emily E. Kadens and Mark Dimunation.