31 Int'l J. Legal Info. 327 (2003)
Faculty - Speaker Biographies

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FACULTY - Speaker Biographies
PERI BEARMAN is Associate Director of the Islamic Legal Studies Program,
Harvard Law School, and a member of the Editorial Board of the
Encyclopaedia of Islam. She has authored a few articles for that publication,
and is co-editor of The Islamic School of Law: Evolution, Devolution and
Progress (Cambridge, Mass., forthcoming). She has degrees in Arabic and
Islamic Studies from the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.
HARRY S. (TERRY) MARTIN III, is the Henry N. Ess III Librarian & Professor
of Law at Harvard Law School, where he has been director of the law library
since 1981. He graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in History,
received a J.D. from the University of Minnesota and his M.L.S. degree from
the University of Pittsburgh.
The Harvard Law Library contains collections over two million volumes,
employs the services of a permanent staff of 95, and operates on an annual [FY
2003] budget that exceeds $11 million dollars. Its extensive special collections
are widely known. Besides current academic and professional research, the
Library supports a wide range of historical and international scholarship.
Current programs emphasize developing Web-based information services,
converting of thousands of brittle books to microform and digital formats,
developing multi-library cooperative networks,- and improving the research
skills of our law students. Daily concerns include training and keeping high
quality personnel, dealing with old buildings, adjusting to international
currency fluctuations, and finding innovative ways to store more and more
materials. The future of legal information resources and their accessibility are
major professional concerns. With older books turning to dust and new
information being turned out on computers, law libraries are facing a future
full of change.
In 1991, Terry spent a six-month sabbatical leave at the Max-Planck-Institute
for Public and International Law in Heidelberg, touring European libraries and
investigating possibilities for an international network of legal libraries and
documentation centers. He spent his 2000 sabbatical at the Swiss Institute of
Comparative Law in Lausanne and at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies
in London, researching issues in cultural property policy and digital
preservation. He currently teaches a seminar in Art Law at Harvard.

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