State Initiatives

  • Best Practices Exchange — dedicated to managing digital information in state government.
  • ECHO DEPository Project: digital preservation R&D project at the U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in partnership with OCLC and funded by NDIIPP. Other project partners include NCSA, WILL TV and Radio, Tufts U., Michigan State U., and state libraries from Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, North Carolina and Wisconsin.
  • Historic State Codes Preservation Project – Georgetown Law Library had reprinted the historic state codes in its collection that were printed between 1840 and 1930, for all fifty states and the District of Columbia.
  • PeDALS– The Persistent Digital Archives and Library Systemis a research project with two technical goals: first, to develop a curatorial rationale to support an automated,integrated workflow to process collections of digital publications and records; and second, to implement “digital stacks”using an inexpensive, storage network that can preserve the authenticity and integrity of the collections.
  • Preserving State Government Digital Information: A Baseline Report (SUNY-Albany, 2006)
  • State Government Digital Preservation Profiles (SUNY-Albany, 2006)
  • State-by-State Report on Permanent Public Access to Electronic Government Information (AALL, 2003)
  • State-by-State Report on Authentication of Online Legal Resources (AALL, 2007)
  • State-by-State Report on Authenticationof Online Legal Resources, 2009-2010 update; Executive Summary (AALL, 2010)
  • Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act — approved on July 12, 2011, by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) at its Annual Meeting. The Act requires that official electronic legal material be authenticated, preserved, and accessible.


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