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ARCHANGEL: Trusted Archives of Digital Public Documents

Collomosse, J., Bui, T., Brown, A., Sheridan, J., Green, A., Bell, M., Fawcett, J., Higgins, J. and Thereaux, O. (2018) ARCHANGEL: Trusted Archives of Digital Public Documents In: ACM Symposium on Document Engineering 2018, 28 Aug - 31 Aug 2018, Virtual Conference.

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Abstract

We present ARCHANGEL; a decentralised platform for ensuring the long-term integrity of digital documents stored within public archives. Document integrity is fundamental to public trust in archives. Yet currently that trust is built upon institutional reputation --- trust at face value in a centralised authority, like a national government archive or University. ARCHANGEL proposes a shift to a technological underscoring of that trust, using distributed ledger technology (DLT) to cryptographically guarantee the provenance, immutability and so the integrity of archived documents. We describe the ARCHANGEL architecture, and report on a prototype of that architecture build over the Ethereum infrastructure. We report early evaluation and feedback of ARCHANGEL from stakeholders in the research data archives space.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Collomosse, J.
Bui, T.t.v.bui@surrey.ac.uk
Brown, A.
Sheridan, J.
Green, A.
Bell, M.
Fawcett, J.
Higgins, J.
Thereaux, O.
Date : August 2018
DOI : 10.1145/3209280.3229120
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018 Association for Computing Machinery.
Additional Information : Embargo OK Metadata OK No Further Action
Depositing User : James Marshall
Date Deposited : 24 Aug 2020 11:34
Last Modified : 24 Aug 2020 11:34
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/858476

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