A Typology of Blockchain Recordkeeping Solutions and Some Reflections on their Implications for the Future of Archival Preservation

Abstract:

This paper presents a synthesis of original research documenting several cases of the application of blockchain technology to land transaction, medical, and financial record keeping. Using a thematic synthesis of the cases, the paper describes a typology of blockchain solutions for managing current records representing three distinct design patterns. It then considers the different types of solutions in relation to implications for recordkeeping and long-term preservation of authentic records. Keywords—blockchain; distributed ledger; recordkeeping; digital preservation

Victoria L. Lemieux, "A Typology of Blockchain Recordkeeping Solutions and Some Reflections on their Implications for the Future of Archival Preservation,” IEEE Big Data Workshop on Computational Archival Science, Boston, MA, Dec. 13, 2017,

Victoria Lemieux