New Recordkeeping on the Block: An Assessment of 2 Blockchain- Based Recordkeeping Systems Public Deposited

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  • February 28, 2019
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  • Desai, Sangeeta
    • Affiliation: School of Information and Library Science
Abstract
  • 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.
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  • Tibbo, Helen
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  • Master of Science in Information Science
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  • Library and Information Science
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • 2018
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