Trusting Records in the Cloud

Jul 2019 | 328pp

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Trusting Records in the Cloud

Edited by Luciana Duranti and Corinne Rogers

Published in association with the Society of American Archivists

Trusting Records in the Cloud presents key findings of InterPARES Trust, an international research project that has investigated issues of trust in, and trustworthiness of records and data online, with respect to privacy, accessibility, portability, metadata and ownership. The project has produced theoretical and methodological frameworks for the development of local, national and international policies, procedures, regulations, standards and legislation, to ensure public trust grounded on evidence of good governance, strong digital economy and persistent digital memory.

Topics include:

  • risks and remedies to the contracts the public must enter into with 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
  • preservation as a series of services implementable by a variety of preservation actors
  • information governance, risk management, and authentication practices and technologies.

Readership: This book is essential reading for records and archives managers, information professionals and organizations that are using or intend to use the cloud for the creation, management and preservation of their information; records and archives students and educators; individuals working in the academic, government and private sectors, and members of the public concerned about their personal information in the cloud.


1. Concepts of trust in online environments, linking of InterPARES projects, questions and conclusions - Luciana Duranti
2. Issues specific to the cloud - Julie McLeod
3. Open government - Elizabeth Shepherd
4. Retention and Disposition - Patricia C Franks
5. Intellectual control - Giovanni Michetti
6. Preservation - Adrian Cunningham
7. Cultural Heritage - Gillian Oliver
8. Citizen Engagement - Fiorella Foscarini
9. Professional Roles - Tove Engvall
10. Authentication - Hrvoje Stancic
11. Information Governance - Basma Makhlouf-Shabou
12. Education - Victoria Lemieux

Dr Luciana Duranti is Professor of archival theory, diplomatics and the preservation of digital records in the master’s and doctoral archival studies programs of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia. She has been Director of the InterPARES research project since 1998 and is Director of the Centre for the International Study of Contemporary Records and Archives (CISCRA).

Dr Corinne Rogers was Project Coordinator for InterPARES Trust (2013–2019). She is currently an adjunct professor in the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia, teaching Digital Records Forensics. She is Systems Archivist at Artefactual Systems where she provides quality assurance testing, requirements analysis, documentation, and training for Artefactual’s AtoM and Archivematica projects for digital preservation and access.


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