Advisory Board

Jolene M. Beiser

jolene beiser

Pacifica Radio Archives
Jolene Beiser is an Archivist at the Pacifica Radio Archives in North Hollywood, CA; the repository for broadcast recordings of stations KPFA-Berkeley, KPFK-Los Angeles, WBAI-New York, KPFT-Houston and WPFW-Washington, D.C.


Rachelle V. Brown

rachelle brown

Smithsonian Institution
Rachelle V. Browne is recently retired as Associate General Counsel at the Smithsonian Institution. She is Adjunct Professor of Law and the Arts in Goucher College’s Master in Arts Administration Program.


Alan R. Burdette

alan burdette

The Archives of Traditional Music
Alan Burdette is the Director for the Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana University and the Director of the EVIA Digital Archive Project, as well as a senior lecturer in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology.


Peter Hirtle

peter hirtle

Cornell University Library
Peter Hirtle is Senior Policy Advisor to the Cornell University Library with a special mandate to address intellectual property issues.  Since 2013, he has also been a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.


Melissa Levine, JD

melissa levine

University of Michigan Library
Melissa Levine is the Lead Copyright Officer for the University of Michigan Libraries. She provides guidance on all aspects on copyright policy and practice for the University of Michigan community.


Heather Maxwell

heather maxwell
Voice of America
Heather Maxwell is the current producer and host of Music Time in Africa and the African Music Editor at Voice of America.


Lester Monts

lester monts

University of Michigan
Lester Monts is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Music in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance as well as Director of the Michigan Musical Heritage Project. He recently completed long service as Senior Vice Provost and Senior Counselor to the President for the Arts, Diversity, and Undergraduate Affairs.


Derek Vaillant

derek vaillant

University of Michigan
Derek W. Vaillant is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies and History (by courtesy) at the University of Michigan and faculty associate at the Center for European Studies. He is Preservation Director of the Radio Preservation Task Force under the aegis of the Library of Congress.