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Title:Preserving State Government Web Publications -- First-Year Experiences
Author(s):Jackson, Larry S.
Subject(s):state government web archiving
digital documents
lessons learned
State GILS Consortium
retrofitting metadata
Illinois State Library
Abstract:Government information publishing on the web encounters differing expectations concerning the permanence of documents. Presumptions of informality in web authoring and publishing widely persist. But, terms like "government documents" convey, at least to the layman, an expectation of formality, official content, and permanence. If permanent, searchable archives of electronic documents are to be constructed, issues in economical automated assembly and cataloging of multiple simultaneous versions of retained materials must be dealt with. High-quality metadata might contribute to these needs, as well as to enhanced search effectiveness now. This paper reports on the first year’s operation of an automated web archival facility designed for interoperability with the Find-It! Illinois metadata-aware search engine for the state government documents of Illinois. Comparison statistics for the state government of Arizona are also provided. The Preserving Electronic Publications system was developed from open-source materials, under a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Issue Date:2003
Publisher:Digital Government Research Center
Citation Info:Jackson, L. S. (2003). Preserving state government web publications -- first-year experiences. In: National Science Foundation's National Conference on Digital Government Research (DGO-2003), Boston, MA, May 18-21, 2003, 109-114.
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Sponsor:Institute of Museum and Library Services - National Leadership Grant NR-10018
Date Available in IDEALS:2010-06-07

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