Minnesota  State Archives

Preserving State Government Digital Information:
California Digital Library

Projects with the California Digital Library

Preservation repository

The California Digital Library (CDL) designed and built a preservation and access repository for the University of California system based on micro-services. Launched in late 2010, this system is called Merritt. CDL was interested in exploring what services would be important to non-University of California organizations, so MHS began working with CDL to test Merritt.

The Minnesota Historical Society worked with and explored the available features of Merritt from March 2010 - March 2011. This report describes the experience of using the system and covers the user interface in general; describes how objects can be ingested, versioned, and retrieved; available documentation; and discusses the factors to consider when exploring preservation options for your own needs.


Web Archiving

MHS has explored preservation through web archiving with the CDL's Web Archiving Service (WAS). For more information on the MHS test, please visit the Web Archiving page of the NDIIPP project.


NDIIPP Project Homepage


January 18, 2012; links verified January 18, 2012