Author Archives: Cassie Findlay

About Cassie Findlay

Digital archivist and recordkeeping professional, co-founder of the Recordkeeping Roundtable. @CassPF on Twitter.

Archivists and journalists: It’s time to get serious

First up, thanks to Eira Tansey, whose Tweet prompted me to finally get back here and have a rant. Archivists we need to be very clear that our best professional allies in the days ahead are journalists & scientists https://t.co/VnMnYSY1Y2Continue reading

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We need to talk about smart contracts and recordkeeping

Blockchain technology offer us a revolutionary new way to do business using the same database — a shared ledger, in effect, that is available to anyone who knows how to use it and has access to the tools. A ‘world database’ (as … Continue reading

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Decentralization and DAOs: Opportunities for recordkeepers

Attending the Decentralized Web Summit at the Internet Archive wasn’t a bad way to spend my first week living in San Francisco. Big thanks to Peter Van Garderen and Courtney Mumma for encouraging me to go. It was an exciting, … Continue reading

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Report on Blockchain: Applications and implications

Last month we held a session exploring blockchain technology, featuring speakers discussing the technology itself, key applications like smart contracts, legal and governance issues and the management of identity using blockchain technology. Our great thanks to Peter van Garderen, Payal … Continue reading

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Blockchain: Applications and implications. The slides!

Thanks so much to our fantastic panel of speakers at this week’s session on blockchain. We have slides to share: Peter Van Garderen: Introduction to blockchain and recordkeeping (Slideshare) Payal Kapur: Smart Contracts: A deconstruction (PPTX) To discover more about the cool … Continue reading

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Blockchain technology: Applications and implications

We are pleased to announce that the next Recordkeeping Roundtable event will be an exploration of blockchain technology, its applications and its implications for recordkeeping and archives. When: 9.30am for a 10am start – 12.30pm Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Where:  … Continue reading

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Redefine, reinvent and disrupt: the Sydney Blockchain Workshops

This week I was lucky enough to attend the Sydney Blockchain Workshops, organised by the formidable women of COALA and held at the Powerhouse Museum. Before going on, I should say I will not be attempting here to explain the … Continue reading

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Report on Trust Networks and Tigers: New models for archives and journalism

Last night the Recordkeeping Roundtable’s Cassie Findlay did a reprise of her ARANZ Wellington talk ‘Trust Networks and Tigers: New models for archives and journalism’. Thanks to all the tweeters in attendance – most of whom used #RkRoundtable. Here’s a sample:   … Continue reading

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Trust Networks and Tigers: New models for journalism and archives

Come and join us for fascinating discussion on issues fundamentally impacting the future of our profession. When: Wednesday 14 October, 5:30 – 7pm Where: Seminar Room, ATP Innovations – Ground Floor, National Innovation Centre, Australian Technology Park, Redfern (directions) Cost: … Continue reading

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Trust Networks and Tigers: New models for journalism and archives

Roundies are on the road! Cassie Findlay will be presenting the ARANZ Wellington Branch annual lecture on August 26. When: Wednesday August 26, 2015. 6.15pm. Light refreshments will be available from 5.45pm Where: National Library building, ground floor. Corner of Molesworth and … Continue reading

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