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
Recordkeeping professionals seek to design systems that will ensure that trustworthy evidence can be relied upon by the communities we serve, and community memory protected over time. However current recordkeeping implementations are flawed, and permit imperfect recordkeeping, inequitable access to records and records loss. Recordkeeping systems implementations have failed to keep pace with trends towards decentralization and personally controlled personal data. The emergence of decentralised trust through computation as seen with blockchain technologies allows us to imagine new models for recordkeeping that can also bring greater assurance of longevity and availability for records users, and offer new opportunities for individuals to keep their own records. In this post, I consider the problem of enabling children in out of home care to make and keep their own records in light of innovations in decentralised trust mechanisms and specifically blockchain technology, and use the core recordkeeping skill of appraisal to better understand how blockchain technologies might form part of the solution.
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This week I got a strong response on Twitter for this tweet & image: From my talk last week: we archivists are failing our mission if we keep worrying about backlogs & ignore strategic digital recordkeeping pic.twitter.com/8usLBihDz7 — Cassie Findlay (@CassPF) May 15, 2017 So I thought I’d share an…