Project Director: Jean-François Blanchette is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA. He has been researching issues relative to electronic authenticity, computerization of bureaucracies, and the evolution of the computing infrastructure for the past 15 years, including long-term ethnographic work in the French legal professions. He is the author of Burdens of Proof: Cryptographic Culture and Evidence Law in the Age of Electronic Documents (MIT Press, 2012) and co-editor of Regulating the Cloud: Policy for Computing Infrastructure (MIT Press, 2015)
Project Director: Snowden Becker is Program Manager for Moving Image Archive Studies at UCLA. Her research and teaching focus on the preservation of audiovisual materials as evidence and as part of our larger cultural heritage. Recent projects include her forthcoming dissertation, Keeping the Pieces: Evidence Management and Archival Practice in Law Enforcement, which draws on nine months of participant observation in the Major Crimes Unit of Travis County Sheriff’s Office in Texas. She earned certification from the Texas Association of Property and Evidence Inventory Technicians in 2007. Becker is a former Secretary of the Board of the Association of Moving Image Archivists and co-founder of Home Movie Day and the Center for Home Movies.
Project manager: Natascha Chtena is a third year PhD student at the UCLA Dept. Of Information Studies. She holds a masters in Cultural Studies and Comparative Education from UCLA and a masters in Media Anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her dissertation project focuses on the implementation of open textbooks in US colleges. She is also a regular contributor to Inside Higher Ed on issues of educational technology, language teaching and student wellness.
Graduate Student Researcher: Rebecca Fordon is a first-year MLIS student in the Department of Information Studies. She holds a JD from the Boston University School of Law, and practiced for ten years as a bankruptcy attorney and appellate clerk before coming to the library and information studies field. Her graduate work is focused on electronic records, digital preservation, and legal informatics.