archives in liquid times
Fiorella Foscarini is an associate professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of
Toronto, Canada. In 2014-16, she taught in the Department of Media Studies at the University of
Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She holds a PhD in Archival Science from the School of Library,
Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Before
joining academia, she worked as senior archivist for the European Central Bank in Frankfurt am
Main, Germany. Prior to that, she was Head of the Records Office and Intermediate Archives at the
Province of Bologna, Italy. In her teaching and research, she uses diplomatics, rhetorical genre
studies, and information culture concepts to explore issues related to the creation, management,
and use of records in organizational contexts. She is co-editor in chief of the Records Management
Anne J. Gilliland is Professor and Director of the Archival Studies specialization in the
Department of Information Studies, Director of the Center for Information as Evidence, Graduate
School of Education Information Studies, and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Digital
Humanities at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). She is also the director of the
Archival Education and Research Initiative (AERI), a global collaborative effort amongst academic
institutions that seeks to promote state-of-the-art in scholarship in archival studies, broadly
conceived, as well as to encourage curricular and pedagogical innovation in archival and
recordkeeping education locally and worldwide.
She is a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists and recipient of numerous awards in archival
and information studies. She is an Honorary Research Fellow of the Centre for Global Research,
RMIT University in Melbourne.
Her research and teaching relate broadly to the history, nature, human impact and technologies
associated with archives, recordkeeping and memory, particularly in translocal and international
contexts. Her recent work has been addressing recordkeeping and archival systems and practices in
support of human rights, recovery and daily life in post-conflict and diasporic settings; the role of
community memory in promoting reconciliation in the wake of ethnic conflict; bureaucratic
violence and the politics and nature of metadata; digital recordkeeping and archival informatics;
and research methods and design in archival studies.
Arnoud Glaudemans works at Streekarchief Gooi en Vechtstreek in Hilversum as supervisor of
the information management at the six affiliated govermental organisations. He studied
philosophy and archival studies in Amsterdam. As a member of the archival advisory committee of
the Dutch association of municipalities (VNG) he is actively involved in the development of
various practical tools in information management (e.g., appraisal, quality management).
Juan Ilerbaig holds a MISt from the University of Toronto (2011) and a Ph.D. in the History of
Science and Technology from the University of Minnesota (2002). For the past few years he has
taught courses as a sessional instructor at the University of Toronto, in both the iSchool (Archives
and Records Management Concentration) and the Institute for the History and Philosophy of
Science and Technology (History of Evolutionary Biology). His research interests focus mostly on
three areas: the interactions between record keeping and the practice of science, particularly in
the life sciences; the application of a genre perspective in both archival science and the history of
science; and the history and philosophy of archival concepts and theories. Current work in
progress focuses on the genre systems used by Charles Darwin in his natural history research and
on the uses of geological and pictorial metaphors in archival thinking and theory.
Charles Jeurgens is professor of archival studies at the University of Amsterdam (since 2016) and
advisor at the Dutch National Archives (since 2009). He published extensively on issues of
appraisal and selection, colonial and postcolonial archival cultures. He studied history and
archivistics and did a PhD in the history of 19th century infrastructural planning in the
Netherlands. He worked as editor of archival sources of the Batavian-French period at the Institute
of Netherlands History in The Hague and he was municipal archivist of Schiedam (1994-1999) and
Dordrecht (1999-2009). He was professor of archivistics at Leiden University between 2004 and
Rienk Jonker has been working as archivist since 1981. After ten years at the Centrale Archief
Selectie Dienst in Winschoten, an agency of the Ministry of the Interior, he returned to the
municipal archive of the city of Groningen, what later became part of the RHC Groninger
Archieven, as archival inspector and later municipal archivist with the instruction to advise about
and accompany the transition to the digital world from an archivist perspective. Since 2006 he has
been working for the municipality of Leeuwarden with almost the same assignment. In 2008 he
became the municipal archivist of Leeuwarden.
His main areas of interest are the basics of archival science, information architecture, metadata,
information processing, appraising and appraisal of records, terminology, the digitization of the
work environment and the management and preservation of digital records. From 1999 until 2011,
he has on almost monthly basis provided colleagues with information about developments that
touch the horizon of the archivist. From 2004, he maintains his own website on records and
information management and archives under the motto there is nothing news under the sun
(www.labyrinth.rienkjonker.nl). In 2009, he received the Van Wijnpenning from the Royal
Association of Archivists in the Netherlands (KVAN) as a token for his work.
Eric Ketelaar is Professor Emeritus at the University of Amsterdam, where from 1997 to 2009 he
was Professor of Archivistics in the Department of Mediastudies. As an honorary fellow of his
former department he continues his research which is concerned mainly with the social and
cultural contexts of records creation and use. From 1989-1997 he was General State Archivist
(National Archivist) of The Netherlands. From 1992-2002 he held the chair (part-time) of
archivistics in the Department of History of the University of Leiden. Eric Ketelaar was visiting
professor at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Gakushuin University (Tokyo), the University
of Toronto and Monash University (Melbourne), where he continues to be involved as a Senior
Research Fellow. From the foundation, in 2001, of Archival Science, he was one of the editors-in-
chief. Since 2014 he is a member of the Editorial Board.
Giovanni Michetti is Assistant Professor of Archival Science at Sapienza University of Rome.
His research area is focused on contemporary and digital archives. His main research interests are
records management, description models and digital preservation. He has been involved in
national and international projects on digital preservation, including ERPANET (Electronic
Resource Preservation and Access Network) and CASPAR (Cultural, Artistic and Scientific
knowledge for Preservation, Access and Retrieval), both funded by the European Commission. He
is currently leading researches within the InterPARES Trust project. He is heavily involved in
standardization processes as the Chair of the Subcommittee "Archives and Records Management"
and Vice-Chair of the Committee "Documentation and Information" in UNI, the Italian
Standards Organization. He is also the Italian representative in a few ISO Working Groups on
archives and records management.