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CTG Web News Volume IX, Issue 1
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2006 11:55 AM

CTG LAUNCHES GOVERNMENT DIGITAL INFORMATION SURVEY

As part of CTG's ongoing work with the U.S. Library of Congress, CTG launched its Web-based survey on state government digital information preservation to the state librarians, archivists, and records managers of all fifty states and several territories. Respondents will have six weeks to respond and the results will be compiled into a report that summarizes state government digital information preservation activities by state and across states. The report is intended to be a vehicle for states and the Library of Congress to share knowledge and identify opportunities for digital preservation partnerships and will be made available on CTG's Web site.

In addition, two new resources have been added to CTG's Library of Congress project pages:
  • Preservation of State Government Digital Information: Issues and Opportunities Report of the Library of Congress Convening Workshops with States.The Library of Congress convened three workshops with representatives from all 50 states during 2005 to listen and learn about how states are coping with the digital preservation challenge. CTG staff played a key role in planning, facilitating, and analyzing the results of the workshops. Findings from the workshops are outlined in this report.
  • Regulatory Impacts on E-Records Management Decisions Prepared by the NECCC Records Management Workgroup.As part of CTG’s project with the Library of Congress, CTG staff participated in the NECCC Records Management Workgroup and contributed to this paper. This NECCC workgroup paper seeks to describe and discuss the impact on state and local public agencies of the unintended results created by new regulations and changes in regulatory assignments by the federal government. Several case studies are highlighted to show what jurisdictions are doing to solve this issue.
Both publications can be found at: http://www.ctg.albany.edu/projects/pubs?proj=lc&sub=pubs

For more information on CTG's work with the Library of Congress, visit: http://www.ctg.albany.edu/projects/lc.

CTG’s SHARING JUSTICE INFORMATION: A CAPABILITY ASSESSMENT TOOLKIT NOW AVAILABLE AS ONLINE INTERACTIVE TOOL

The interactive version of CTG’s “Sharing Justice Information: A Capability Assessment Toolkit” is now available, and is being hosted on the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Program’s Web site, at http://catoolkit.ojp.gov. The online tool allows for online collection; summarizes data; and provides tools to facilitate use by large numbers of participants in distributed environments.

For more information, please visit CTG’s project pages at http://www.ctg.albany.edu/projects/dj2 or view related press release at http://www.ctg.albany.edu/about/press_dj2_20060117.

CTG AWARDED TOP PAPER HONORS AT HICCS

At the 39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences on January 4-7, 2006, CTG was awarded best paper in the E-Government Track. The HICCS conference is one of the best working conferences in computer-related sciences, with a high level of interaction among leading scientists, engineers, and professionals.

Best paper:

Zhang, Jing, Faerman, Sue R., and Cresswell, Anthony M. "The Effect of Organizational/Technical Factors and the Nature of Knowledge on Knowledge Sharing." Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, Jan. 2006. http://www.ctg.albany.edu/publications/journals/hicss_2006_knowledge

In addition, two other CTG papers tied for second best in the E-Government Track:

Gil-Garcia, J. Ramon, Pardo, Theresa A. “Multi-Method Approaches to Digital Government Research: Value Lessons and Implementation Challenges.” Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, Jan. 2006. http://www.ctg.albany.edu/publications/journals/hicss_2006_multi-method

Dawes, S.S., Cooke, M.E., Helbig, N., “Challenges of Treating Information as a Public Resource: the Case of Parcel Data” Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, Jan. 2006. http://www.ctg.albany.edu/publications/journals/hicss_2006_parcel

To view all of CTG's 2006 HICCS papers, go to:

CTG’s XML TESTBED PRESENTATION

Registration for this event on January 25, 2006 is now full, but to be notified of the final report please sign up at www.ctg.albany.edu/projects/xmltb-registration?code=9.

For more information on the Testbed project, please visit www.ctg.albany.edu/projects/xmltb.