Records Management Journal: Volume 30 Issue 3


Table of contents - Special Issue: Technology and records management: disrupt or be disrupted?, Part 2

Guest Editors: Julie McLeod, Richard Marciano

Blockchain and records management: disruptive force or new approach?

Sharmila Bhatia, E. Kyle Douglas, Markus Most

Archival repositories rely on the authenticity of records. The potential manipulation of records and information present a unique challenge to archival repositories and…


Implications of blockchain distributed ledger technology for records management and information governance programs

Patricia C. Franks

The purpose of this paper is to assist records managers and information governance professionals to understand the challenges presented by their organization’s use of…


Caught in the middle?: Strategic information governance disruptions in the era of blockchain and distributed trust

Victoria L. Lemieux, Chris Rowell, Marc-David L. Seidel, Carson C. Woo

Distributed trust technologies, such as blockchain, propose to permit peer-to-peer transactions without trusted third parties. Yet not all implementations of such…


Publishing and using record-keeping structural information in a blockchain

Thomas Sødring, Petter Reinholdtsen, Svein Ølnes

This paper aims to examine the role blockchain can play for record-keeping by exploring what information from a record-keeping system it is possible to publish to a…


A blockchain approach to digital archiving: digital signature certification chain preservation

Vladimir Bralić, Hrvoje Stančić, Mats Stengård

The short lifespan of digital signatures presents a challenge to the long-term preservation of digitally signed records. It can undermine attempts to presume, verify or…


Record linking in the EHRI portal

Sigal Arie Erez, Tobias Blanke, Mike Bryant, Kepa Rodriguez, Reto Speck, Veerle Vanden Daelen

This paper aims to describe the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) project's ongoing efforts to virtually integrate trans-national archival sources via the…

From tree to network: reordering an archival catalogue

Mark Bell

This paper presents the results of a number of experiments performed at the National Archives, all related to the theme of linking collections of records. This paper aims…

Ethics by design: a code of ethics for the digital age

Bernice Ibiricu, Marja Leena van der Made

This paper aims to provide a framework for a code of ethics related to digital and leading edge technologies.

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