Aileen R. Cornelio
I am an independent researcher in the field of Archives and Records Management. I have a Master of Information Studies from the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto (the iSchool). My past experiences include work with Human Rights Watch, the G8 Information Centre, the UN Archives & Records Management Section (ARMS), and the Government of Canada. Recently, I re-located from Canada to Norway and currently hold a volunteer position with the ICA’s Human Rights Working Group (ICA HRWG) as a Project Co-Director.
Although I hail from the Canadian archival tradition, relevant topics in the international realm remains an interest. It is my intention to develop a rich understanding of how records encourages peace and facilitates knowledge sharing. Professionally I am interested in the role that archives and records play in civil society, international development efforts, and human rights issues. Information and knowledge inform the education and cultural identity of citizens, and establish transparency and accountability in those in positions of authority. I am interested in pioneering efforts that advocate for better information practices to serve underprivileged groups whom may be disadvantaged due to the bottlenecks of poor infrastructure, lack of ICT or networks, and/or simply because of illiteracy.