States Lag in Digitization Efforts
“Most state governments are not actively tackling the creeping problem of digital archives and long-term access to public documents, according to the head of an industry group.
“Apart from a handful of cases, states have not devised comprehensive strategies for retaining ‘born digital’ documents. Such documents are created in electronic format and do not exist on paper.
“The state of Minnesota introduced a bill last month that would mandate the use of “open data formats” in state agencies by having them use standards-based products. By avoiding proprietary products and formats, the proposal’s backers hope to ensure access to state information.”
Martin LaMonica. States Struggling to Deal With Digital Documents. News.com. April 25, 2006.
Ingrid Marson. OpenDocument Group ‘Optimistic’ on Certification. News.com. April 20, 2006.
Minnesota House of Representatives. A Bill for an Act Relating to State Government; Requiring State Agencies to Use Open Data Formats. (H.F. No. 3971; 84th Legislative Session). March 27, 2006.
Martin LaMonica. Mass. Hands OpenDocument Reins to New CIO. News.com. January 31, 2006.
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Stephen Kurkjian. Technology Adviser Quits Unexpectedly. Boston.com. December 28, 2005.
Martin LaMonica. Office Standards Battle Grinds On. News.com. December 13, 2005.
Groklaw. Peter Quinn Exonerated. Dec. 12, 2005.
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Martin LaMonica. OpenDocument Format Gathers Steam. News.com. November 10, 2005.
Hiawatha Bray. Senators Question File-Storage Shift. Boston.com. October 29, 2005
Martin LaMonica. Massachusetts Moves Ahead Sans Microsoft. News.com. September 23, 2005.
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