Preserving State Government Digital Information: Partner Resources
The Revisor's Office is the principal records creator in the project. It is a legislative, non-partisan office that provides services to members of both houses of the legislature as well as all constitutional offices, and all state agencies and departments. In 2005, the Revisor's Office will move to an XML-based bill drafting application. For information on how a bill becomes law, read the "Making Laws" information brief produced by the Minnesota House Research Department.
The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library is the repository of legislative committee records and the primary office involved in guiding legislative history research. Library staff members play a key role in the organization and management of the legislative web site.
The California Legislative Counsel is the legal counsel to the Legislature and its members. Among many of its responsibilities include drafting legislation, reviewing and analyzing statutory law, and providing information technology services to the Legislature, through the Legislative Data Center. The Legislative Counsel maintains the web site, www.leginfo.ca.gov, which is the official public site for information on California law, pending legislation, bills, and other legislative publications. For more information on data maintained in electronic format by the California Legislative Counsel/Legislative Data Center, see its online catalog.
The California State Library serves as the central reference and research library for state government and the Legislature. The State Library offers a wide range of services to a variety of audiences ranging from access to California historical documentation, to California legislation, and to the internet.
The California State Archives, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, is the repository of permanent government records as well as other materials documenting California history. Included in its government records collection are legislative committee records, legislators and governor's records, and videotapes of selected floor sessions and committee hearings.
The California Digital Library (CDL) "supports the assembly and creative use of the world's scholarship and knowledge for the University of California libraries and the communities they serve. In addition, the CDL provides tools that support the construction of online information services for research, teaching, and learning, including services that enable the UC libraries to effectively share their materials and provide greater access to digital content."
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is "a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues."
Resource on Digital Preservation
October 1, 2010