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Preserving State Government Digital Information


In 2008, the Library of Congress’ National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) funded four initial state-level projects, including Minnesota's A Model Technological and Social Architecture for the Preservation of State Government Digital Information, a multi-year project to work with selected state legislatures in exploring methods to preserve and provide access to legislative materials in digital form. 

The Minnesota Historical Society led the effort of this project in partnership with the Minnesota Revisor’s Office, the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library, the California Digital Library, California’s State Library and State Archives, the California Legislative Counsel, and the National Conference of State Legislatures.  Other participating states included Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Vermont.

The project concluded in December 2011. The Center for Archival Resources On Legislatures (CAROL) is the final product of the Minnesota NDIIPP project. CAROL pulls together research information and other resources on pertinent topics related to the preservation of and access to digital legislative content, while the Final Report summarizes project activities.

(Note: A final report about all of the four state NDIIPP initiatives can be found here.)


Announcements of Project Activities (November 2011 - February 2012)


Project Resources

General Project Information:

Projects and Pilots:

Created Resources Sorted Alphabetically:

Partner Meetings

The following links will retrieve a page documenting the meetings held with each state partner over the course of the project. These pages are updated after each meeting.

Working Groups and Other Presentations



For more information regarding the project, contact:

Jennifer Jones, Project Director

Shawn Rounds, State Archivist


February 29, 2012