Gillian Oliver’s professional practice background spans information management in the United Kingdom, Germany and New Zealand. Her research interests reflect these experiences, focusing on the information cultures of organisations. She has a PhD from Monash University, Australia. As recipient of an Erasmus Mundus scholarship awarded by the European Commission, she was Visiting Scholar at Tallinn University in 2009. She is Honorary Research Fellow at the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute, University of Glasgow and at The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand. She is a member of Archives New Zealand’s Archives Council. She is Editor of Archifacts, the journal of the Archives and Records Association of New Zealand and co-Editor-in-Chief of Archival Science.
Frank Upward worked as an archivist, records manager, data manager and information manager before designing an archives and records management program and teaching within that program as a Senior Lecturer as well as teaching in many of the Faculty’s Information Management and Systems subjects. Athough he is now retired from a teaching role he is still actively involved in writing about and researching Recordkeeping Informatics. He was a member of, and writer for, the Standards Australia committee which n 1996 produced records management standards that provided the basis for later International Standards and is one of the world’s most published authors in the area of archival research.