The Ohio Electronic Records Committee has pushed a new tip sheet on Online Conference Platform Records. The tip sheet defines online conference platforms, and discusses records retention concerns with conferencing platforms. It reviews the different types of records that can be produced through online conference platforms and how to approach records retention of conferencing platform records. Check it out here : Online Conference Platform Records Tip Sheet
Check out the newest Blockchain Tip Sheet published in the Blockchain Technology Guidelines on the Ohio ERC site. Blockchain Project Conversation Starters is the third tip sheet on Blockchain and serves as a guide to help records managers and archivists surface key recordkeeping and preservation issues when their organization is embarking upon blockchain projects. The document provides an overview of blockchain, general terminology, the life-cycle of records on a blockchain, among other concepts.
The Ohio Electronic Records Commission recently created a new tip sheet that outlines considerations that can be used to determine whether blockchain technology might be a good fit for a particular project.
“Blockchain technology” is a consensus digital ledger comprised of unchangeable, digitally-recoded data in packages called blocks. Each block is “chained” to the next block using a cryptographic signature. This allows blockchains to act like a ledger, which can be shared with an accessed by anyone with the appropriate permissions. Blockchains are typically maintained across multiple computers that are linked in a peer-to-peer network. Additional information about blockchain features and functionalities can be found in the OhioERC companion document, Blockchain Basics: Introduction to Blockchain Concepts.
The tip sheet compares the advantages and disadvantages of using blockchain versus existing database technology. It also distinguishes between public, private and federated blockchain, and identifies the features commonly found with each.
For more information about blockchain technology, please visit https://ohioerc.org/?page_id=1948.