Georgia Harper is the Scholarly Communications Advisor for the University of Texas at Austin Libraries. She also advises the University of Texas System campuses on copyright issues, and is a full-time student in the School of Information, focusing on the future of libraries in a networked world. She has been involved in issues related to scholarly communication since the early 90′s. She attended the Scholarly Communications Institute, summer 2007, sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries and the American Library Association, and works on special projects in this area for the Libraries that further strategic goals.
Maria E. Gonzalez serves as Research Assistant for the UT Libraries’ mass digitization program. Her current research is focused on international copyright laws and their application to books published in various countries in Latin America. She is a doctoral candidate in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. Maria combines field and research experience in teaching and writing about preservation. She is the author of HURACÁN CARIBE, a bilingual guide on hurricane preparedness for Caribbean institutions. She has investigated the administration and preservation policies of library and archival collections in Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Dutch Antilles, Mexico, and Trinidad as well as in the United States.