Challenges and opportunities of the digital age: A recordkeeping perspective

This paper was presented at a seminar for records practitioners and students of library and archival science hosted by Rikkyo University, Tokyo, in November 2018. In today’s short session I will be covering three main points: Trustworthy and usable records are an essential part of everyday business and life, whether it is for carrying out … More Challenges and opportunities of the digital age: A recordkeeping perspective

Appraisal: A strategic tool for modern recordkeeping

Preprint of an article published in Lligall 41, the journal of the Association of Catalonian Archivists. In the revised edition of ISO 15489-1:2016 Records management, the concept of ‘appraisal’ takes on a wider scope than is perhaps familiar to some archivists. Rather than being limited to the examination and selection of extant records to make … More Appraisal: A strategic tool for modern recordkeeping

Crunch Time: The revised ISO 15489 and the future of recordkeeping  

In Berlin in May 2012, a new International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Working Group was convened and given the task of reviewing and revising the International Standard ISO 15489 on records management. It had been twelve years since the issue of the first edition. In that time, a few attempts to do this revision had … More Crunch Time: The revised ISO 15489 and the future of recordkeeping  

Participatory cultures, trust technologies and decentralisation: Innovation opportunities for recordkeeping

As published recently by the Australian Society of Archivists, in Archives and Manuscripts. Here’s my pre-print. Abstract Recordkeeping professionals build and manage systems that support the creation and maintenance of trustworthy records, however our approach to the design and implementation of such systems has suffered from a lack of innovation and a failure to collaborate … More Participatory cultures, trust technologies and decentralisation: Innovation opportunities for recordkeeping