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Preserving State Government Digital Information:
Other Presentations and meetings

Overview of Other Presentations and Meetings

This page includes summaries of presentations given by NDIIPP team members about the NDIIPP project to groups not directly involved in this project. Presenting information about preserving state government digital information and this NDIIPP project to various audiences is one method being used to disseminate and share experience and progress to a greater number of people.

 

October 20, 2011: Best Practices Exchange (BPE)

This year's Best Practices Exchange had multiple NDIIPP related presentations. The two listed below included participation from the Minnesota State Initiative. The complete schedule can be found on BPE's website.

As an overview of the NDIIPP State Initiatives, Bob Horton (Minnesota Historical Society), Christopher (Cal) Lee (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), and Bill LeFurgy (Library of Congress) presented on the lessons learned and next steps. The program description is below.

Through NDIIPP, the Library of Congress sponsored four multi-state initiatives focused on capturing, preserving, and providing access to state and local government digital information. The lead states of the projects are Arizona, Minnesota, North Carolina and Washington. The Library of Congress engaged Cal Lee to review the projects, comparing and analyzing the approaches they have taken and products they have developed. This session will provide three perspectives on the initiatives: the funder’s, the outside observer’s and the project manager’s, to engage the audience in a discussion about what worked, what we could do better and where we can go next.

 

A second presentation was given about an Inventory Project the Minnesota Historical Society has been working on with the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library "Inventory Project: Identifying and Preserving Minnesota’s Digital Legislative Record".

This presentation will discuss the joint collaboration between the Minnesota Historical Society [MHS] and the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library [LRL] to create a searchable database of selected legislative records and their formats over time. The project has exposed a lack of standardization, coordination, and sustainable means of preservation in the transition to digital audio and video as a record medium. The web tool resulting from the project, currently in production, is intended to raise awareness and facilitate discussion regarding long-term preservation and access to digital content among Minnesota House and Senate members, as well as legislative colleagues.

  • Presentation, by Shelby Edwards, Minnesota Historical Society

 

September 20-23, 2011: Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) Training

Overview

The mission of the DPOE program is to "foster national outreach and education to encourage individuals and organizations to actively preserve their digital content, building on a collaborative network of instructors, contributors, and institutional partners."

In September 2011, DPOE hosted a Train-the-Trainer workshop, which Carol Kussmann participated in. The workshop was structured around six core concepts of digital preservation; including how to identify, select, store, protect, manage, and provide access to digital content. Based on discussions between the instructors and participants, workshop content is currently being revised and is expected to be posted as an open-source resource in early 2012.

More Information

 

August 8-11, 2011: NCSL Legislative Summit 2011

Overview

Bob Horton, Minnesota Historical Society, gave an overview of the NDIIPP project, including access, preservation, and the Uniform Model Law on authentication and lessons learned.

Meeting Materials and Information

 

July 19-21, 2011: NDIIPP/NDSA Partners Meeting

Overview

Bob Horton, Minnesota Historical Society, and Cal Lee, UNC Chapel Hill, gave a presentation on the overview and evaluation of the four state NDIIPP projects.

Tessella presented a poster session describing the Safety Deposit Box pilot project with Minnesota, Illinois, Tennessee and Vermont.

Meeting Materials and Information

 

July 13-16, 2011: CoSA-NAGARA Joint Annual Meeting

Overview

Bob Horton spoke about the project at this meeting; providing attendees with an update on current work.

 

June 14, 2011: Preserving State Government Information: The State of the Nation

Overview

Cal Lee and Bob Horton discussed their involvement in the Preserving State Government Information initiative, a National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) initiative focusing on capturing, preserving and providing access to a rich variety of state and local government digital information.

Lee shared preliminary findings from his NDIIPP report on the state of digital preservation in state governments, while Horton reviewed options for how to manage digital records more effectively and described a model law on the preservation and authentication of digital legislative documents being developed by the Uniform Law Commission.

Meeting Materials and Information

 

July 28, 2010: NCSL

Overview

Daniel Dodge, Thomson Reuters, gave a presentation entitled "XML Standards for Archiving Legislative Records " at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Legislative Summit 2010 in Louisville, KY. This presentation discussed the work of the XML Schema Working Group, legislative metadata schema, and XML wrapper.

Meeting Materials and Information

 

July 22, 2010: NDIIPP Partners

Overview

The Library of Congress hosted a conference of all NDIIPP partners in Washington DC on July 20-22, 2010. Team members attended and gave a presentation about new developments with and progress of the project.

Meeting Materials and Information

 

June 2, 2010: Archiving 2010

Overview

Christopher A. Lee, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, gave a presentation entitled "Move It or Lose It: Investigating Digital Curation Portability for Access to Government Information" at the Archiving 2010 conference. The Archiving 2010 Conference focus was on Preservation Strategies for Imaging Technologies for Cultural Heritage Institutions and Memory Organizations.

Meeting Materials and Information

 

October 15, 2009: NCSL

Overview

The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library hosted the 2009 Professional Development Seminar for the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Legislative Research Librarian Staff Section. As part of the seminar, Robert Horton gave a presentation on the NDIIPP project. The attendees were from non-partner states and provided an opportunity to educate more states about our project.

Meeting Materials and Information

 

July 16, 2009: NAGARA

Overview

A presentation, titled 'Partnerships and Preservation: Archives, Libraries, and the Library of Congress: National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program', was given at the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA) 2009 Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington. The following set of slides represent Minnesota's portion of the presentation about preserving state government digital records.

Meeting Materials and Information

 

June 25, 2009: NDIIPP Partners

Overview

The Library of Congress hosted a conference of all NDIIPP partners in Washington DC on June 24-26, 2009. Team members participated and gave a presentation about the legislative metadata schema developed by the XML Working Group.

Meeting Materials and Information

 

 

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November 2, 2011; links verified November 2, 2011