Blockchain Technologies Review

Charge:

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

Members:

  • Pari Swift, Records Manager, The Ohio State University (chair)
  • Mark Conrad, Information Technology Director, Fairfield 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)