About the Co-editors

frankspDr. Patricia C. Franks is a Professor in the School of Information at San José State University where she coordinates the Master of Archives and Records Administration program. She is author of the book Records and Information Management and co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Archival Science. She served as team lead for ANSI/ARMA Standard Implications of Web-based Collaborative Technologies in Records Management and the ARMA technical report, Using Social Media in Organizations. As a member of the InterPARES Trust research team she currently leads two projects: Social Media & Trust in Government and Retention and Disposition in a Cloud Environment.


bernieraDr. Anthony Bernier, Professor, School of Information at San José State University teaches foundational course in library and information science and holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of California. He has received several IMLS National Leadership research grants, published research in top-tier journals, and served on the American Library Association’s Committee on Accreditation. He serves on the program committee for the Lubuto Library Project (in Zambia) and is currently studying the history of library services to youth in the United States.


Questions about the project can be directed to Dr. Franks via email or snail mail at:

Dr. Patricia C. Franks, Professor
MARA Program Coordinator
School of Information, Clark Hall
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192