Eleanor "Nora" Mattern

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First name: 
Eleanor "Nora"
Last name: 
Mattern
Brief Bio: 

I am a doctoral candidate in Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh, with a passion for the study of information policy, information ethics, and art and documentary forgery and looting. My dissertation probes the distinguishing line between public and private property through a study of government archives and their recovery of public records in private hands. I am fascinated by issues of ownership of information and objects of culture and what ownership looks like in a digital world.

I have been the instructor of archives courses at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences, teaching or co-teaching Museum Archives, Preservation Management, Archival Appraisal, and Archival Advocacy, Access, and Ethics.

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