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Heather Briston

University of California Los Angeles
University Archivist
Los Angeles, CA
Heather Briston is the University Archivist for UCLA. Previously, she was the Head of Public Services for UCLA Library Special Collections, the Corrigan Solari University Historian and Archivist at the University of Oregon from 2001-2011, and also an archivist at the University of California, Berkeley. She received an M.S. in Information, (Archives and Records Management) from the University of Michigan, and a J.D. from Syracuse University, with a focus on intellectual property law. She is a current member and the past chair of the Society of American Archivists’ Intellectual Property Working Group, and teaches three different SAA workshops on legal issues for archivists. She is the author of “Understanding Copyright Law” in Trends in Archives Practice: Rights in the Digital Era. Her research explores legal issues and archives, and teaching with primary sources.