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1st Edition

Trust and Records in an Open Digital Environment

Edited By

Hrvoje Stančić

ISBN 9780367436995
Published December 31, 2020 by Routledge
286 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Trust and Records in an Open Digital Environment explores issues that arise when digital records are entrusted to the cloud and will help professionals to make informed choices in the context of a rapidly changing digital economy.

Showing that records need to ensure public trust, especially in the era of alternative truths, this volume argues that reliable resources, which are openly accessible from governmental institutions, e-services, archival institutions, digital repositories, and cloud-based digital archives, are the key to an open digital environment. The book also demonstrates that current established practices need to be reviewed and amended to include the networked nature of the cloud-based records, to investigate the role of new players, like cloud service providers (CSP), and assess the potential for implementing new, disruptive technologies like blockchain. Stančić and the contributors address these challenges by taking three themes – state, citizens, and documentary form – and discussing their interaction in the context of open government, open access, recordkeeping, and digital preservation.

Exploring what is needed to enable the establishment of an open digital environment, Trust and Records in an Open Digital Environment should be essential reading for data, information, document, and records management professionals. It will also be a key text for archivists, librarians, professors, and students working in the information sciences and other related fields.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables



List of Acronyms



Luciana Duranti and Hrvoje Stančić



1. Introduction to Part I

2. The role of records managers and archivists in open government

Elizabeth Shepherd

3. Policies and standards for recordkeeping and digital preservation

Maria Guercio

4. The impact of a legal framework for cloud computing on electronic recordkeeping and digital preservation

Stefano Allegrezza

5. Information governance: nature and maturity practices in EU public administrations

Basma Makhlouf Shabou

6. Governmental e-services

Lluís-Esteve Casellas

7. Inter-organisational collaboration on e-government

Göran Samuelsson

8. Economic models for cloud storage

Julie McLeod

9. Conclusion to Part I



10. Introduction to Part II

11. Open Data and Privacy

James Lowry and Anna Sexton

12. Public trust in online records: The case of the UK programme

Julie McLeod

13. User perceptions of born-digital authenticity

Jenny Bunn

14. Usability of electronic record management systems

Sevgi Koyuncu Tunç

15. Education of records managers and archivists

Liudmila Varlamova

16. Conclusion to Part II



17. Introduction to Part III

18. Preservation of website records

Silvia Schenkolewski-Kroll

19. Metadata description schemas of cultural heritage institutions in the context of interoperability

Özgür Külcü

20. Preservation of digital print masters

Tomislav Ivanjko

21. Blockchain in digital preservation

Hrvoje Stančić

22. Conclusion to Part III



Hrvoje Stančić


Appendix 1. Checklist for the assessment of implemented governmental e-services

Appendix 2. Recommendations for planning and designing e-services between public administrations

Appendix 3. Checklist for single sign-on systems

Appendix 4. Checklist for ensuring trust in storage using IaaS

Appendix 5. Metadata elements relevant for retention and disposition of websites



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Hrvoje Stančić is a Professor and Chair of Archival and Documentation Sciences at the Department of Information and Communication Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia. He was Director of the InterPARES Trust project’s Team Europe. He is participating in development of ISO/TC 307 Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. His previous publications include Archival Science Dictionary: English-Croatian, Croatian-English (2015), Heritage Live: IT Tools-based Heritage Management (2012), and Digitisation (2009).