Heather Briston is the University Archivist for UCLA. Previously, she was the Corrigan Solari University Historian and Archivist for the University of Oregon, and 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.
A member and past chair of the Society of American Archivists’ Intellectual Property Working Group, she teaches three different SAA workshops on legal issues for archivists. Her research explores legal issues and archives, and teaching with primary sources. She is the author of “Understanding Copyright Law” in Trends in Archives Practice: Rights in the Digital Era, published by SAA.