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Minnesota  State Archives

XML

Introduction
XML (Extensible Markup Language) has received wide attention for its ability to enable data sharing between disparate sources, platforms, and information systems since its initial adoption by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in 1998. XML holds further value because it offers great flexibility in terms of data presentation through customizable style sheets. These qualities make XML appealing as a tool for electronic commerce, electronic government services, data warehousing, and enterprise information portals. The Minnesota State Archives is exploring the use of XML to help fulfill its mandate to preserve and make accessible the historically valuable records of government in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Links
The Minnesota State Archives offers a number of pages related to XML:

XML Resources
An annotated list of links to other XML-related sites.

Information Integration Using XML: 27 March 2000 Workshop
A half-day workshop featuring Dr. Chaitan Baru and Dr. Richard Marciano, both of the San Diego Supercomputer Center. They covered issues relating to information integration using XML, including evolving standards and technologies.

Contact
For further information, contact:

Shawn Rounds
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Blvd. West, Level A
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Telephone: 651-296-7653
Fax: 651-296-9961

April 29, 2002