Blockchain Technologies Review


To investigate blockchain technologies and related ERM impacts. Determine whether the OhioERC may want to develop guidance documents or tip sheets regarding the topic of blockchain technologies as a resource for Ohio public agencies.

Subcommittee goals and outcomes:

  • Provide basic level of understanding of blockchain to records managers
  • Outline the advantages, disadvantages, and how those change with public versus private blockchains
  • Outline the role records managers and archivists should play in blockchain projects
  • Who should be at the table during blockchain projects and what should their role(s) entail
  • Use cases for types of records that could benefit from blockchain and types that might be better suited in a different format
  • Identify potential legal implications


  • Pari Swift, Records Manager, The Ohio State University (chair)
  • John Runion, Records Manager, Stark County
  • Eira Tansey, Digital Archivist/Records Manager, University of Cincinnati
  • Doug McCollough, Chief Information Officer, City of Dublin (external)
  • Adam Hansen, Imaging Lab Director & Records Manager, Lucas County Clerk of Courts (external)
  • Dr. David Landsbergen, Associate Professor, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University (external)
  • Dan Noonan, Digital Preservation Librarian, The Ohio State University (external)