About the reporters
Anne Bast is from Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. She graduated in 2006 from Hope College with degrees in French and Art History, and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Information Science at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, with a specialization in Archives and Records Management.
While at Michigan Anne worked in the University Map Library, the Shaprio Undergraduate Library, and the Bentley Historical Library.
This past January Anne moved to Paris to pursue study at the Institut national du patrimoine in archives. It is through the INP that she came to intern for the ICA, where she has worked on publications, translation, and preparations for the Congress.
Her research and professional interests center around conservation and preservation standards for new media, copyright and intellectual property issues, and international collaboration.
Fabien Bordelès, 34 ans, est actuellement archiviste à l’Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD - France). Auparavant, il a travaillé 7 années à Madagascar comme assistant technique pour la coopération française dans le domaine de la documentation et des archives, sur trois différents projets institutionnels : la réhabilitation des archives de l’état civil, puis sur un programme de réhabilitation des archives foncières et enfin sur la numérisation d’archives photographiques.
Fabien Bordelès is an archivist working for the Institute for Development Research (Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement, or IRD) in France. Before coming to the IRD, he spent seven years in Madagascar working in archives and documentation.
Fabien is particularly interested in the history of sport.
Ineke Deserno holds a masters degree of the Radboud University in the Netherlands, followed by post-graduate education at the School for Information Management in the Hague, Netherlands. She also completed a post-graduate certificate in records management at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and has over 15 years of professional experience in international organizations.
Until November 2005 Ineke was the Head Records and Archives at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Previous positions included Project Manager for the implementation of an electronic document management system at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne, Switzerland and Electronic Records Archivist at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Geneva, Switzerland.
She is currently pursuing a PhD at the Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Her research focuses on information Management and Corporate Transparency: the nexus between records management, corporate social reporting and disclosure of information. Ineke is an active member of the International Council on Archives and ARMA International.
Cécile Fabris studied at the Ecole des chartes and completed her education in archives and cultural management at the Institut National du Patrimoine, both in Paris.
She also holds a degree in Medieval History. She is currently working at the Departmental archives of Seine-et-Marne, dealing mostly with preservation issues, including prevention and protection, as well as with the access to documents.
Apart from the legal and practical aspects of archives, she is also particularly interested in “alternative” access to documents, thanks to websites, exhibitions, and other cultural events.
Kamaliah is from Malacca, Malaysia. She currently works in the Mass Communication division of the National Archives of Malaysia.
Before joining the National Archives, Kamaliah worked as a journalist. This is her first ICA congress.
Norsuriaty (Suri) is from Pahang, Malaysia. She works as the head of the public relations division at the National Archives of Malaysia, before which she pursued studies in sociology.
Suri is pleased to contribute to her first ICA congress.
April Miller is an Archivist at the World Bank Group, where she is responsible for the Bank’s Records Management Monitoring Programme, the Archives and Records training programme, and the description of semi-active and archival holdings function.
Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Ms. Miller was an Archivist in the Government Records Branch of the National Archives of Canada (now Library and Archives Canada) responsible for a portfolio within the Natural Resources and Culture section. Ms. Miller holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Calgary (1998) and a Masters of Archival Studies from the University of British Columbia (2001).
Her work in the country offices of the World Bank Group in Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, has nurtured her interest in the link between public sector governance and the role of records management and archives.
Born and raised in Portugal, Daniel Oliveira studied history (1999-2003), followed by postgraduate studies in Archives and Records Management (2006).
Daniel worked for the historical archive of an Oporto wine company in 2003, and since then he has worked as a volunteer, intern and scholar at several institutions in Portugal (including the Oporto District Archive, the Historical Archive of the Ministry of Public Works, and the Transports and Communications archive) and in Cape Verde (the National Historical Archive).
Daniel’s first international archival experience happened last year when he became a trainee at the European Commission (EC) working as a junior project/process officer within the E-Domec project (Electronic Archiving and Document Management in the EC). He is currently finishing an internship at the European Court of Auditors in Luxembourg, where he has been working as a junior records manager.
Daniel has particular interest in records and knowledge management, archival policy and international cooperation. He wishes to pursue a Masters degree in Information Management and an international career in the future.
A PhD candidate at New York University, Louis Philippe Romer has an MA from Cambridge and BA from Utrecht University in Social Anthropology.
Louis has worked at the National Archives of the Netherlands Antilles as a coordinator for a project on implementation of new standards and best practices for archival description, as well as assisting ongoing research projects at the National Archives. As an anthropologist, Louis’ interests in archives stem from research interests that lie at the center of anthropology and history. He has long been interested in archives of anthropological expeditions, ethnographic research projects and ethnomusicological collections.
Recently, Louis’ research has focused on the use of new media as a locus for cultural production and preservation, leading him to look at archival science approaches to preserving and rendering accessible ethnographic archives, oral history projects and the preservation of new media.
An avid listener of music, Louis’ other interests include literature, cuisine, and other cultures.
Violette Rouchy-Lévy is a curator of cultural heritage and currently heads the Departmental Archives of the Ardennes, France. Born in Dijon, Burgundy, she has studied in Paris, graduating both from the Ecole nationale des Chartes and from the Institut national du patrimoine.
Specialized in photographic and film archives, Violette holds a degree in Film History and wrote a thesis based on the archives of La Reine Margot (Queen Margot), by French director Patrice Chéreau. She is interested in the relationship between archives and creation, the cultural aspects of archives and international cooperation.
Violette has completed many international internships, in Germany (Staastbibliothek, Berlin), in the USA (Bentley Library, Ann Arbor), and in Uruguay (Centro municipal de fotografia, Montevideo).
Marie Villemin holds degrees in Modern History from the University of Geneva, and in Library, Documentation, Records and Archives Management from the Haute Ecole de Gestion, Geneva. She has over 10 years of professional experience in national and international organizations.
In 2003 Marie joined the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland as an Archivist/Information Officer. Previous posts include Archivist at the International Olympic Committee and Museum in Lausanne and Librarian in different national institutions such as the Faculty of Medicine, Geneva University.
Marie is interested in the dissemination of knowledge contained in archives through exhibitions and the creation of promotional websites. She is also very keen on developing interaction between Archivists and academic researchers, as well as in archival education and training for non-archival staff within organizations.