Ethical Access to Live Recordings: Artists & Fans
Live music field recordings can be stunning, vital, unique - and messy. It’s hard to figure out what the songs are, who’s performing, and how to sort out the rights of performers and songwriters, particularly when the recordings were made decades ago. Academics are developing technology to preserve storied collections of recordings, while helping musicians manage orphaned recordings and copyrights.
University of Michigan School of Information
I teach at the University of Michigan School of Information. My research is on the digitization and preservation of sound recordings, photographs, and books, and on the ethics of information technologies. Prior to joining the Michigan faculty in 2006, I was a librarian and archivist at Yale and Duke Universities and the US National Archives. I have a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.