Author Archives: Cassie Findlay

About Cassie Findlay

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

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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Rising to the challenge: Are records professionals up to the task?

Some of us Roundtablers were honoured to be speakers at a conference at Beijing’s Renmin University in early June. Keynoting at that event was distinguished archivist and Roundie friend Hans Hofman. Hans’s talk was on a subject many of us … Continue reading

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Principles for recordkeeping metadata

As recordkeeping professionals we have not been very successful in conveying what we believe metadata for records to be and its uses. This has been played out in numerous conversations within and outside of the profession in the wake of … Continue reading

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Hey kids, do you like rhizomes?

Originally posted on speculative materialism:
Recent years have introduced profound evolutions in web technologies. Most significantly are new differentiations in blockchain technologies –namely, smart contracts, decentralized applications, and decentralized autonomous organizations. Smart Contracts. Already in the early 1990s cryptographer and legal…

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Review of Preserving Complex Digital Objects

Janet Delve and David Anderson (eds), Preserving Complex Digital Objects, London, Facet, 2014. In Neil Grindley’s introduction to Preserving Complex Digital Objects he explains that it aims to set out what is currently understood about dealing with complex digital objects … Continue reading

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