Greg Rolan

  • PhD Candidate
  • Monash University

Following a 30-year career in IT spanning enterprise systems management, software architecture and development, industry training, and a high-tech start-up, I returned to university to study community informatics and qualified as a librarian. I then went on to complete my Master of Business information Systems (Honours) degree while also teaching at the university. My master's thesis took a design-science approach to investigating archival systems interoperability and identified a number of technological and social barriers to equitable and consistent community access to institutional archives. I am now a doctoral candidate, concerned with investigating these barriers. My research comprises theoretical as well as design-science/action-research investigations of systems interoperability; conceptual modelling in archival informatics; metadata standards-setting; and organisational/social factors in archival systems design and implementation.