Jun 2, 2017
Benjamin Carlson

Join Us on June 23rd for the 2017 GPLLA Institute!

2017 GPLLA Institute

Friday, June 23


Morgan, Lewis & Bockius


The subject of this year’s Institute is Facilitating Access to Digital Materials. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is hosting the Institute. We have a terrific line-up of speakers (read below)! Several topics related to long-term access to digital materials will be discussed, including:

  • Data rescue and end-of-term archiving
  • Websites that harvest/aggregate freely available materials online
  • Preservation and archiving services, such as Archive-It built by the Internet Archive
  • Services for conveying copyright and reuse status of digital objects, such as RightsStatements.org
  • The Free Access to Law Movement

Registration is $35 for current GPLLA and $45 for non-members, which includes lunch. Be sure to register early for this event by filling out the information in the form below, and paying by Paypal or send us a check (information also provided below).  The RSVP Deadline is Monday, June 19th.

Presenter Bios

Michelle Wu

Michelle M. Wu is the Associate Dean for Library Services and Professor at Law at Georgetown University Law Center. She has served in this role since 2010, mapping a strategic course for the management and use of legal information, as well as teaching in the areas of copyright and copyright licensing.  She has also served various additional roles in the law center including Acting Associate Dean for Administration and Finance and Acting Head of Human Resources. Michelle is a frequent speaker on library and information management and has written widely on these topics as well as copyright.  Her publications include Technology and Future Directions for Law Libraries; Building a Collaborative Digital Collection: A Necessary Evolution in Libraries; Collaborative Academic Library Digital Collections Post-Cambridge University Press, HathiTrust and Google Decisions on Fair Use; and Piece by Piece Review of Digitize-and-Lend Projects Through the Lens of Copyright and Fair Use.

John Joergensen

John Joergensen is the Senior Associate Dean for Information Services at Rutgers Law School, where he also serves as Director of the Rutgers Law Library at both its Newark and Camden locations. Honored as one of the “most interesting and provocative leaders in the combined fields of law, scholarship and technology” in the Fastcase 50 in 2011, John has been a leader in developing digital library collections and expanding free online access to the law. He is currently organizing the 2017 Law Via the Internet Conference, taking place at Rutgers Law’s Newark campus, focused on “Visualizing Progress.” He established the Courtweb Project at Rutgers Law School, which provides free online access to the full text of decisions from New Jersey’s Supreme Court, Appellate Division, and Tax Court. His work also includes digitizing U.S. congressional documents, the deliberations of state Constitutional Conventions, and other historical records. He also teaches Remedies and Advanced Legal Research.

Doreva Belfiore


Doreva Belfiore is the new Director of Library Services at Hosting Solutions and Library Consulting (HSLC) in Philadelphia, where she works in support of AccessPA interlibrary loan and catalog services, POWER Library portal, PA Photos and Documents digital repository, Scan PA digitization project, Ask Here PA chat reference, and other HSLC-hosted services. Prior to HSLC, she worked for Temple University Libraries in Philadelphia as a Digital Projects Librarian and the Co-Manager of PA Digital, the Pennsylvania service hub for the Digital Public Library of America.  Previously, Doreva worked for many years in IT systems support, network administration and project management at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) among other institutions.

Leah Prescott

Leah Prescott is the Associate Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections at Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to joining Georgetown Law in 2013, Leah was the Digital Projects Coordinator for the Washington Research Library Consortium and the Getty Research Institute. Leah has worked extensively in areas related to digital initiatives, archives, and special collections. She has served as the Chair of the Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act UELMA Preservation Group; a regional coordinator for the Legal Information Archive (formerly Chesapeake Preservation Group); a member of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance’s Standards and Infrastructure working groups; and a founding editorial board member for the online journal Practical Technology for Archives.


Registration for this event is $35 for GPLLA members, $45 for nonmembers.

For those who need an invoice, please use the 2017 Institute Registration Form.  Please fill out the online form above even if completing an invoice with payment.

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Attn: Institute
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Philadelphia, PA 19105

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