Affiliation: School of Information and Library Science
This study explores the application of blockchain technology to recordkeepingpractices. To that end, two blockchain-based recordkeeping platforms—ARCHANGEL and RecordsKeeper—were evaluated according to the three criteriaoutlined in T. D. Smith’s evaluation framework for blockchain-based recordkeepingplatforms—dependabilty, security, and trust.The results of these two evaluations demonstrate blockchain technology’s inability toprovide viable long-term solutions for sustainable records management as yet. Thisstudy also suggests supplementing Smith’s framework with more blockchain-specificquestions to ensure a more comprehensive evaluation of the use of blockchain in suchplatforms. Finally, this study recommends adding a fourth criteria, sustainability, tothe framework.