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Diplomatics and Forensics Science Digital in the digital records: pursuit of authenticity

Grant number: 17/20143-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2018
Effective date (End): July 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Information Science - Archival Science
Principal researcher:Sonia Maria Troitiño Rodriguez
Grantee:Juan Bernardo Montoya-Mogollón
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências (FFC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Marília. Marília , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):18/19129-7 - Diplomatic and digital forensics science in born-digital records: the quest for authenticity, BE.EP.DR


The project aims at the application of Digital Diplomatic Science and Digital Forensics Science in digital born digital archives (born digital), in order to guarantee its authenticity in institutional routines and processes, but also as a source of proof In possible legal and legal scenarios. In view of the vast and fruitful discussions focused on the complexity of the digital document in Archives and Information Science C.I., there is a gap to manage and preserve the documents, keeping them reliable, accurate and authentic in systems that have the same conditions. This shortcoming makes it impossible to preserve documents in the long term due, firstly, to the fragility of the systems where they are stored and, secondly, to the constant risks of obsolescence of hardware and software that occur on a day to day basis. Digital Diplomatic Science assists this process by determining the form and content of the document to evidence its legal-diplomatic authenticity and establish its historical value. Digital Forensic Science, in turn, provides support for the chain of custody to remain intact, regardless of the medium on which the digital document is attached. Is it possible to apply the practice of law and the Digital Forensics in the area of Archivology and Information Science, guaranteeing the authenticity of the natural digital archival document? And, in what way does the junction between Digital Diplomatic Science and Digital Forensic Science guarantee the preservation and preservation of the digital born digital archive? To answer such questions, this research proposes to link five areas of knowledge following the scientific experiments conducted at the University of British Columbia in Canada by the InterPARES (International Research on Permanent Authentic Records) group: Digital Forensics, Diplomatics, Archivology, Information Science and Common Law. Areas of knowledge that are offering interesting results for the preservation not only of the document, but also of the social memory. The research will be carried out in a theoretical and qualitative way, taking into account the literature shared in the site Digital Records Forensics Project, coordinated by the author Luciana Duranti of the InterPARES group, and the bibliography produced in the country of the areas of knowledge already referenced. The results obtained will contribute to the realization of alternative researches in document conservation within the CI and the Archivology. (AU)

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