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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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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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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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Reinventing archival methods: Continuing the conversation

A collection of articles and short contributions from The Recordkeeping Roundtable, our friends and colleagues, on the theme of archival reinvention. Introduction by Kate Cumming, Cassie  Findlay, Anne Picot and Barbara Reed Articles Dr Kate Cumming and Anne Picot ‘Reinventing … Continue reading

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Introduction

Kate Cumming, Cassie Findlay, Anne Picot and Barbara Reed When we started the Recordkeeping Roundtable at the start of 2011 [i] our aim was to start new conversations in, across, and especially, outside of the recordkeeping profession. The events we … Continue reading

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Reinventing access

Barbara Reed In 1989 David Bearman threw virtual bombs at the practices of the archival profession. In Australia we responded to the emerging issues of digital recordkeeping influenced by Bearman’s challenging analysis. However access has long been an area somewhat … Continue reading

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Broadening the record and expanding the archives

Kirsten Wright The concept of “the record” is core archival theory and archival methods. In looking at reinventing archival methods, we must ask whether the traditional notion of the record is still applicable and how the record connects and links … Continue reading

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Reinventing Archival Methods in The Hague

Presentation by Cassie Findlay for ‘Paradigm Shift’, a seminar in honour of Hans Hofman, National Archives of the Netherlands, The Hague, January 27 2014 This paper is based on one of the same name prepared and delivered at the Australian … Continue reading

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Report from Game On! The challenges of digital games preservation and why it matters

About 30 interested people from a variety of backgrounds met on April 2nd at the University of Sydney to hear Associate Professor Melanie Swalwell from Flinders University speak at The Recordkeeping Roundtable event ‘Game On! The Challenges of digital game … Continue reading

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