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Forget-me-block: Exploring digital preservation strategies using Distributed Ledger Technology in the context of personal information management

@article{Hackman2020ForgetmeblockED,
  title={Forget-me-block: Exploring digital preservation strategies using Distributed Ledger Technology in the context of personal information management},
  author={James David Hackman},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2020},
  volume={abs/2011.05759}
}
Received wisdom portrays digital records as guaranteeing perpetuity; as the New York Times wrote a decade ago: "the web means the end of forgetting". The reality however is that digital records suffer similar risks of access loss as the analogue versions they replace. Often this risk is outsourced to specialised third parties. Common use cases include Personal Information Management (PIM): e.g. calendars, diaries, tasks, etc. Frequently these are outsourced at two removes - firstly by the… 

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