Security Classification for International Organizations

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

InterPARES Trust responds to EGAD-RiC

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

Citizen Engagement, Managing Records, and Trust

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

Open Government Data is Great – Do Records Managers Agree?

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?

Emerging Research: The Role of Blockchain Technology

Researchers in the InterPARES Trust study, Model for Preservation of Trustworthiness of the Digitally Signed, Timestamped and/or Sealed Digital Records (TRUSTER Preservation Model) are collaborating with researchers in another SSHRC-funded project, Blockchain Technology for Recordkeeping: Help or Hype? (Victoria Lemieux, UBC, Project Director). On June 21, 2016, Hrvoje Stancic, Co-Director Team Europe, InterPARES Trust and professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia, attended a … More Emerging Research: The Role of Blockchain Technology

An Interview with Daryll Prescott – Task Force Lead for the Original DoD 5015.2 Records Management Standard

Reprinted with permission from Don Lueders, Next Generation Records Management  I was recently given the extraordinary opportunity to speak with Daryll Prescott, the lead officer in charge of the DoD’s original effort to standardize electronic records management across the entire Department of Defense.  The Task Force Daryll lead would eventually produce the first version of … More An Interview with Daryll Prescott – Task Force Lead for the Original DoD 5015.2 Records Management Standard

Extraterritoriality – What does it mean for Records Management and Archives?*

Darra Hofman and Elissa How, Presentation to the Transnational Team Research Workshop, June 13, 2016, Vienna, Austria Edited and adapted by Corinne Rogers What is extraterritoriality and how does it relate to the records of International Organizations (IOs), the inviolability of archives, and use of the cloud? Defining this term is challenging, but important, particularly … More Extraterritoriality – What does it mean for Records Management and Archives?*

New InterPARES Trust blog launched!

Corinne Rogers Project Coordinator Hello to all InterPARES Trust researchers, followers, and interested observers! We are experimenting with a new venue for disseminating research findings, events, and opinions on various things digital and cloud-based. We hope you will find this new blog interesting and informative. The first post (June 12) was a report from Jessica … More New InterPARES Trust blog launched!