Title: Trusting Records in the Cloud: The Creation, Management, and Preservation of Trustworthy Digital Content
Editors: Luciana Duranti, Corinne Rogers
Softcover: 978-1-78330-402-8. $94.99
Imprint: London: Facet, 2019
Published in association with the Society of American Archivists (SAA)
This book presents up-to-date research and offers concrete guidelines for records professionals concerned with challenges to records in the online environment including privacy, accessibility, portability, metadata and ownership. Trusting Records in the Cloud presents the key findings of the InterPARES Trust project, which has investigated issues of trust in and trustworthiness of records in the cloud environment. The project generated theoretical and methodological frameworks to develop local, national and international policies, procedures, regulations, standards and legislation, in order to ensure public trust grounded on evidence of good governance, a strong digital economy, and a persistent digital memory. Coverage includes:
- the risks and remedies to the contracts the general public must enter into with social media and other service providers;
- implementing retention and disposition schedules in the cloud;
- understanding the role of metadata in cloud services for chain of custody;
- rethinking issues of appraisal, arrangement and description;
- new practices with respect to preservation including a model for preservation as a series of services that may be implemented by a single trusted digital repository or by a variety of preservation actors; and
- information governance, risk management, and authentication practices and technologies.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.