Rick Prelinger
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Archivist, filmmaker and writer

Rick Prelinger is founder of Prelinger Archives, whose collection of 51,000 advertising, educational, industrial and amateur films was acquired by the Library of Congress in 2002 after 20 years operation. Prelinger has partnered with the Internet Archive to make 2,000 films from Prelinger Archives available online for free viewing, downloading and reuse. He sits on the National Film Preservation Board as representative of the Association of Moving Image Archivists and is board president of the Internet Archive. He is co-founder of the Prelinger Library.


flag Archives and History
as author at  MIT World Series: Media in Transition 6: Stone and Papyrus, Storage and Transmission,
together with: Peter Walsh (moderator), John Miles Foley, Lisa Gitelman, Ann Wolpert,