Author Archives: Cassie Findlay

About Cassie Findlay

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

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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Decentralised and inviolate: the blockchain and its uses for digital archives

By Cassie Findlay In the flow of information all around us – in businesses, governments, personal spaces, in the physical and online world, there is information that we want to fix at a point in time and give it an … Continue reading

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The Invisible of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape our Identities and Our Futures

Reviewed by Cassie Findlay In the world of recordkeeping and archives we like to bandy words like ‘memory’ and ‘identity’ around quite a bit. You’ll find them in the appraisal policies of most government archives and records authorities, and in … Continue reading

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The invisible history of the human race: An evening with Christine Kenneally

The Recordkeeping Roundtable is pleased to announce an evening with Christine Kenneally, author of The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures. Christine will read from her book and be interviewed … Continue reading

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Digital archives: Here’s the problem – how would YOU address it?

Report back from the Recordkeeping Roundtable workshop at #ARANZASA in Christchurch, NZ By Anne Picot A gathering of over 50 records and archives practitioners tossed ideas around for 4 hours wrestling with the difficulties of what, when and how of … Continue reading

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What do records do in people’s lives that nothing else does?

Report from ‘Improving access to archives and other records’ – Melbourne edition by Belinda Battley This was the question posed by Anne Gilliland at the end of the discussion this week of Chris Hurley’s Modest Proposal, hosted by the Centre … Continue reading

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Improving access to archives and other records: A modest proposal – Melbourne edition

The Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics in association with the Recordkeeping Roundtable invites you to a second discussion of Chris Hurley’s ‘Modest Proposal’ for improving access to archives and other records. How can we make recordkeeping part of the … Continue reading

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