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Digital Preservation

The Library of Congress > Digital Preservation > Partners > Minnesota Multistate 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)



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