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Harbeson, Eric J Assistant Professor


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  • Eric Harbeson's research is a three-pronged agenda: technical and technological problems in information science; historical musicology focusing on early notation and editing early sources; and, chiefly, U.S. copyright law through the lens of music and libraries/archives. He is a widely respected expert on copyright issues facing libraries, on which he writes and speaks widely, and in the advocacy of which he provides frequent testimony. His research on copyright and unpublished institutional sound recordings won him the inaugural Robert L. Oakley Memorial Scholarship from the American Library Institution in 2012.


  • copyright in music libraries and archives, sound recordings copyright, fair use in digital media, ontology and music, early music notation, music editing, application of archival theory to music materials, XML document modeling and processing


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