Dr. Yushiana Mansor currently serves as the Deputy Dean of the Department of Library Science, College of Information and Communications Technology of International Islamic University, Malaysia. Dr. Mansor’s career has taken her through years of study, research, teaching and administration, where she holds a BA in Business Administration (Computer-based Information Systems) from University of Missouri Kansas City (USA), a MLIS from IIUM and a PhD in Information Sciences from University of Pittsburgh, USA.


Mr. Stephen Maxner is the Deputy Director and Archivist of the Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech University. He supervises all aspects of the Vietnam Archive to include the Oral History Project and Virtual Vietnam Archive.  The latter is a five-year $2.3 million project to digitize the holdings of the Vietnam Archive and post them online, providing free global access to these historical materials via the Internet. A historian by profession, he obtained his BA and MA in history from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and proceeded on his PhD in history at Texas Tech University.


Arch. Nurtati Soewarno serves as lecturer in the Department of Architecture National Institute of Technology-Bandung, Indonesia. She obtained her Magister of Architecture Technique specializing in Urban Architecture at the Katholik University of Parahyangan Bandung- Indonesia. She has participated in various Architecture seminars such as the Modern Asian Architecture Network at Istanbul Turkey, Urbanization and Development in Nusantara Medan and Conservation and Maintenance of Historical Building in Lund University, Sweden and in Amman, Jordan in April 2005, sponsored by Sida (Swedish International Development Agency)


Arch. Jose F. Ignacio is a practicing architect and an academician. He teaches architecture and is currently the Assistant Head of the Environmental Architecture Laboratory of the College of Architecture of the University of the Philippines. A British Council Scholar, he finished his Master of Architecture at Sheffield University in England. He further received fellowships from the Higher Education Funding Council of England for research work on Energy Efficient Designs and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency for Heritage Conservation studies. He is actively involved in the United Architects of the Philippines (the accredited Professional Organization) by promoting and developing programs on Conservation and Preservation of Heritage Architecture and Green Architecture Designs.


Mrs. Teresa Montesa is the Senior Records and Archives Officer, Information Resources and Services Section, Asian Development Bank. She obtained her Bachelor in Library Science and Masters in Public Administration, Major in Public Personnel Management at the University of the Philippines. Has a Graduate Diploma in Information Management, Specialization in Archives Administration, School of Library and Archival Studies (SILAS), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia as full scholar under the Equity and Merit Scholarship Scheme of the Australian government. She was formerly the National Head of National Committee on Archives, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), 2001 – June 2004. Now, she is the President, Society of Filipino Archivists (SFA), Inc., 2005 – 2007.


Dr. Khaw Lake Tee is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Malaysia. She was formerly the Head of the Legal and Management Services Unit of the University of Malaya, which provides legal and advisory services to the University and the Vice-Chancellor. Her teaching and research interests and experience are in intellectual property and information technology.   Her major publications include Copyright Law in Malaysia (2nd Ed) and Land Law in Malaysia – Cases and Commentary.  She has sat in committees in various government ministries dealing with matters relating to intellectual property, information and communications law, data protection law, and education.  In 1997, she was seconded for a term of four years to the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDC), a Government-owned company in charge of the overall development of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC), to further advise, develop and assist the relevant government ministries and agencies on the policies and legal issues relating to cyber-laws and intellectual property laws as well as the development of a legal and regulatory framework in the fulfillment of the MSC Bill of Guarantees. 

Professor Khaw holds an LLB (Hons) from University of Malaya, an LLM from Monash University and a PhD from the London School of Economics, University of London.  She is also an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.


Ms Makeswary Periasamy is a Senior Reference Librarian at the National Library of Singapore. She joined the National Library in 1993 and has been posted to the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library since 2002. The Lee Kong Chian Reference Library is managed by the National Library Board of Singapore. She has previous experience in cataloguing, managing a government library and collection development and maintenance for the Singapore collection. Being a core team member, she is responsible in managing the rare collection at the National Library, as part of the Singapore and Southeast Asia Collections Team. She is actively involved in the preservation programme, which looks into the preservation, conservation and making accessible rare and heritage materials.


Ms. Heather Brown is currently the Preservation Manager of the State Library of South Australia, and has a keen interest in reformatting strategies – particularly in the field of preservation microfilming. In collaboration with the National Library of Australia and IFLA, Heather has recently developed microfilming training materials which have been distributed throughout the Asian Pacific region under the auspices of IFLA-PAC program with the aim of better preserving heritage materials through high quality microfilming techniques. With a background in librarianship and vocational education, Heather delivers training courses in reformatting – most recently in collaboration with Andy Fenton (NZ Micrographics) for Singapore National Archives.

She wrote the preservation microfilming training materials and published them for microfilming professionals in Asia Pacific region as the result of a survey into the microfilming needs of the region. Heather Brown has extensive experience in microfilming, and her manuscript has been reviewed by a number of practitioners.


Ms. Angela Fe Verzosa is the University Archivist of De La Salle University – Manila since 1988, and served as its Library Director from June 1994 until May 1998. She graduated with an AB History degree in 1966 and a Master in Library Science in 1978 from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

She served as Head of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts – National Committee on Libraries and Information Services from 2001 – 2004. She was President of the Philippine Association of Academic and Research Libraries (for two terms, 2000 and 2004) and past president (2000) of the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc., an accredited professional organization of licensed librarians.


Mr. Chuck Sutyla is currently the Managing Director of Asia-Pacific, LORD Cultural Resources Planning and Management, Inc. Hongkong. He served as a Senior Policy Analyst for the Museums and Heritage and the Broadcasting Policy Branches of the Canadian Department of Communications.  Has been a Director of the Arts and Multiculturalism Branch for the Saskatchewan Department of Culture and Recreation, and Curator of Multicultural Collections at the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature.  He is Masters of Arts graduate in anthropology from the University of Manitoba.

Chuck’s work in the Philippines includes the Master Plan and Exhibition Development for the National Museum of the Philippines, Functional Programmes for the Ayala Museum and the Lopez Museum, Conservation Assessment of Collections for the Lopez Museum, and a Functional Strategy for the President Roxas Interpretive Center. Chuck has also taughts courses such as curatorship, Heritage resource Management, and the Consulting with ehtnocultural communities.


Ms. Yuki Nagano is currently the Library Director of International Christian Library of Tokyo, Japan since 1994 up to the present. She holds a B.A. in Social Sciences from the International Christian University and MA in Library and Information Science from the University of London.

She served as lecturer of Library Science in Ootsuma Women’s University and International Christian University since 1988. She has been PRO of Reader’s Digest International and Assistant Editor of English Journals at Cosmo Public Relations Company. She is also a member of the Mita Society for Library and Information Science and Information Science Technology Association.

Ms. Nagano has done many publications, journal articles and presentations in Japanese. The following is the latest presentation in English: New Library Building and Digital Library Services at ICU, Workshop: Dialogue through Digital Libraries II, July 17, 2004, at the International Christian University Library