A Model Technological and Social Architecture for the Preservation of State Government Digital Information Project
Partners: Minnesota Historical Society
Project Dates: 2008-2012
Additional Partners: A complete listing of the project partners can be found at the partners viewshare
The project worked with legislatures in several states to explore methods to preserve and provide access to legislative materials in digital form, such as bills, committee reports, and floor proceedings. This involved implementing a trustworthy information management system and testing the capacity of different states to adopt the system for their own use.
The project concluded in December 2011. In addition to the highlights below, the project resulted in two innovative projects. The Center for Archival Resources On Legislatures (CAROL) pulls together research information and other resources on pertinent topics related to the preservation of and access to digital legislative content. The project also collaborated with the Sunlight Foundation to develop Open States, a collection of tools aggregating legislative information from all 50 states.
More detailed project information can be found at the Project Web site.(external site)
- Paper: Project Final Report (PDF, 192KB)
- Authentication of Primary Legal Materials and Pricing Options White paper (external site)(PDF, 1.5 MB)
- Paper: Report from Sunlight Foundation (external site)(PDF, 120KB)
- Paper: Minnesota's final report on the Tessella Pilot Project (external site)(PDF, 1.03 MB)
- Paper: Best Practice Principles for Opening Up Government Information(external site)(PDF, 131KB)
- Paper: eXist Pilot Project Final Report (external site)
- Paper: Retrospective Digitization Resources (external site)(PDF, 627.86KB)
- Resource:(external site) Archived project web site