Overview Edit

A Model Technological and Social Architecture for the Preservation of State Government Digital Information (MTSA) is a project that has been working with state legislatures, state archives, and state libraries to explore access to and preservation of legislative digital records. In recognition of the diversity of state contexts for dealing with legislative information, the project has explored a variety of technical approaches and architectures. The project has provided training and generation of guidance documents for states. It has included an investigation of an XML-native database environment for information from legislative systems, and a partnership with University of California Curation Center (UC3) to test the Merritt system for ingest and management of legislative materials, as well as their Web Archiving Service. A relatively late addition to the project has been the testing of Tessella's Safety Deposit Box (SDB) by several of the project's partner states. The MTSA project has also partnered with and channeled grant funds into the Kansas Enterprise Electronic Preservation (KEEP) project.[1]

References Edit

  1. States of Sustainability: A Review of State Projects funded by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), at 9.