Owning your DSpace Data

Owning your DSpace Data

Many application and SaaS hosts pitch a no fuss, easy to use, up-to-date hosted archive. However, most customers who sign up for these services don’t plan for what will happen when they no longer wish to use the services of their existing host. We’ve...
Ethereum Archive – Ownership

Ethereum Archive – Ownership

An important aspect of any archive is ownership; who was the original creator of a particular piece of knowledge. Ownership is also an important part of Ethereum contracts, because whoever owns the contract is often the only one who can manipulate its data. This is...
Ethereum Archive – Embargoing

Ethereum Archive – Embargoing

The concept of embargoing in the digital asset management world consists of making an item private until a particular point in time. There are various reasons for doing this. Maybe only select users are allowed to view the material for a particular amount of time;...

Ethereum Archive – Viewing an Item

In the post Ethereum as a Decentralized Archive we developed a simple item contract for archiving. The item held the hash of a file along with metadata describing the file. What we now need is a way to view an item contract on the Ethereum network. The easiest way is...
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