Heather MacNeil is a Professor in the Faculty of Information where she teaches courses on archival concepts and issues, the history of record keeping, and archival representation. Her research and publications focus on the theory and methods of archival arrangement and description and the authenticity of records in analog and digital environments. In her recent research she has explored archival description as a rhetorical genre in traditional and Web-based environments. She is the author of Without Consent (1992) and Trusting Records (2000) and co-editor, along with Terry Eastwood, of Currents of Archival Thinking (2010). She is currently the General Editor of Archivaria.