The Internet-First University Press (IFUP), a digital repository that has helped make historically valuable archival material free online, has just compiled a general-audience subset of its vast collection, including materials related to Cornell.
The new “Selected General Audience Content of The Internet-First University Press” is material already included in the 255-page directory – much of which is highly specialized content – but broken out for ease of access to the general public.
“Viewing these videos and reading these books will remind you how privileged we are to be associated with the Cornell community and its many special people,” said J. Robert Cooke, professor emeritus in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering and co-leader of the IFUP project.
Cooke describes this general-audience collection as potentially appealing to members of the Cornell community who are sheltering at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
General-audience materials include links to public lectures sponsored by the Cornell Association of Professors Emeriti; documentary videos, including several featuring legendary theoretical physicist Hans Bethe; the film “The Origin and History of the Internet,” featuring Kenneth King, former vice provost for computing, who along with Nobel Prize winner Kenneth Wilson led the project to establish a National Supercomputing Center at Cornell; plus newspaper and magazine articles, books and other archival material, including a diverse collection of Oral History interviews of faculty.
– Tom Fleischman