Anyone with a plan to develop real property in New York's six million acre Adirondack Park needs information or a permit from the Adirondack Park Agency. This prototyping project combined digital imaging, databases, geographic information, and work flow technologies into an "electronic reference desk" to improve the permitting process.
Nearly every state agency and all local governments rely on spatial data to support their public service programs. This project focused on tools and policies for interagency geographic information sharing, including a prototype meta data repository, an inventory of spatial data resources, and policy and management recommendations for a permanent data cooperative.
Gateways to the Past, Present, and Future: Practical Guidelines for Electronic Records Access Programs
Increasing demand for direct access to electronic records requires a new understanding of the design and management of electronic records access programs. This project developed a set of practical guidelines to support the design of access programs that meet user needs and organizational demands.
New York State issues about four million vehicle titles each year. In 1990, vehicle owners waited up to 120 days for titles to be issued. This project combined process reengineering, imaging, and work flow technologies to show how the number of processing steps could be cut in half and the entire process reduced to 30 days.
The purpose of this project is to assist the Library of Congress in working with U.S. states and territories to develop strategies for the preservation of significant government information in digital form and to build the collaborative arrangements necessary to implement these strategies.
Models for Action: Developing Practical Approaches to Electronic Records Management and Preservation
Traditional system design methodologies do not give adequate attention to the creation, integration, management, and preservation of electronic records. This project was designed to produce generalizable tools to incorporate records requirements into the design of new information systems.
The Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany is partnering with Digital Towpath (DTP), a nationally recognized digital government shared service comprised of medium and small local governments throughout New York State. CTG will help DTP improve its electronic records management so that local governments can operate more efficiently, easily comply with records management laws, increase public records access for citizens, and be more open.