About the author
Gillian Oliver’s background in information management spans libraries and records services in a number of diverse organisational settings. She is originally from London, where she completed her initial library studies qualification. She lived in Germany for ten years, and was Medical Library Consultant to hospitals run by the United States military in Europe.
Since moving to New Zealand her focus has changed to records and archives. After consulting for a wide range of public and private sector organisations, she developed a records and information management qualification for delivery by distance education. These experiences in very different cultural environments led to her doctoral research at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, which investigated information cultures in three universities in different parts of the world. Gillian is currently Senior Lecturer in Archives and Records Management at Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.