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?
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?
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)
Research partners of InterPARES Trust are conducting research from many different perspectives into issues of trust and trustworthiness of digital records and data in online environments – that is, over the internet and in the cloud. Some researchers are investigating users’ perspectives of trust – do we as citizens trust the records that our governments provide … More Evaluating cloud services – check this!