Partnerships have emerged as the most viable strategy for securing the resources necessary for preserving state government digital information. Whether these partnerships span units within a single agency or multiple state and local governments and in some cases the federal government, their development requires knowledge of capabilities and priorities to be shared among potential partners. This report provides the baseline knowledge necessary to launch these critical partnership development efforts. Baseline data on state government digital information preservation capabilities and activities was collected in five key areas:
Six observations about the challenges facing state government digital preservation initiatives emerged from the baseline data:
As a complementary resource to this baseline report, you may review the individual profiles from the 67 responding units within the states/territories listed below.
Note that the acronyms following the state/territory names indicate the following: L = Library; A = Archives; RM = Records Management; * = Other agencies