Hirtle, Peter B.

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Peter Hirtle is an Affiliate Fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.  Until his retirement from Cornell in 2015, he served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Cornell University Library with a special mandate to address intellectual property issues.  Previously at Cornell, Hirtle served as Director of the Cornell Institute for Digital Collections and as the Associate Editor of D-Lib Magazine.  He is an archivist by training with an MA in History from Johns Hopkins and an MLS with a concentration in archival science from the University of Maryland.  Hirtle is a Fellow and Past President of the Society of American Archivists and is a member of its Working Group on Intellectual Property.  He was a member of the Commission on Preservation and Access/Research Library Group's Task Force on Digital Archiving and the Copyright Office’s Section 108 Study Group, and is a contributing author to the blog.

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    • Copyright status of unpublished works
    • Library use of copyrighted works
    • Archival theory and practice
    • Digital preservation