On July 20th I attended a workshop at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne called ‘RecordDNA’. It brought together a diverse group of academics and practitioners from a variety of disciplines to explore what is needed to ensure ongoing usability of a digital evidence base. The first of three activities was an exploration of peoples’ … More Record DNA Workshop
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy. The GDPR is of particular interest to archives in the ways in which it affects their … More How does the EU GDPR affect archives?
Security classification is an important issue in international organizations. The Transnational Team of InterPARES Trust is developing a checklist of important issues and needs your help! Please review their draft checklist and send your constructive comments. Review is open until April 15, 2017. Checklist for Organizations Handling Security Classified Information Assets PURPOSE and SCOPE This … More Security Classification for International Organizations
In October and November, 2016, many researchers from InterPARES Trust took the opportunity to read and comment on “Records in Context”, the draft description standard put forward by the Experts Group on Archival Description (EGAD) committee, formed by the ICA Programme Commission in late 2012. Records in Context (RiC) has been presented by EGAD as … More InterPARES Trust responds to EGAD-RiC
by Jim Suderman Open Government is a trust-based and trust-building approach to stronger governmental accountability, transparency, and citizen involvement through the pro-active adoption and use of technology in innovative ways. A number of InterPARES Trust studies are exploring aspects of Open Government. One in particular focused on citizen engagement, the technologies that enable or optimize engagement, and … More Citizen Engagement, Managing Records, and Trust
Just out! This is a comprehensive reference book for creating and managing a private cloud to ensure robust security for digital assets. Edited by John Vacca, it contains chapters by leading experts in the field, including a chapter on the InterPARES Trust project, Preservation as a Service for Trust, or PaaST. Vacca is uniquely qualified to … More Security in the Private Cloud
We have a new report available on our website that researches retention and disposition in the cloud. The research team of Pat Franks (San Jose State University – research lead), Alan Doyle (UBC Archives), Linda Nobrega (BC Information Access Operations Branch), Lara Wilson and Jane Morrison (University of Victoria Libraries), supported by several graduate research assistants from … More Does your records’ retention schedule protect you in the Cloud?
Contributed by Katherine Chorley, University College London Since April this year I have been working on an InterPARES Trust study conducted by Team Europe researching the impact of Open Government Data on the practice and profession of Records Management in the public sector in the UK. The research presents a case study of a National Health Service … More Open Government Data is Great – Do Records Managers Agree?
Archivists are taught from the beginning of their training about the foundational nature of the principle of provenance in archival theory – the idea that the records of a creator should be kept together and not mixed with those of another creator. However, the concept of provenance does not belong solely to archival theory – it … More On the Frontiers of Provenance…
Last week I introduced two InterPARES Trust checklists designed to help individuals and organizations evaluate different aspects of their cloud services. Today I invite you to look at a third checklist that can be used alone or in conjunction with the other two. This Checklist is designed to offer guidance for individuals, businesses, government agencies … More Evaluating cloud services – check this! (continued)