XML Effort Detail Information:

Effort Name: Educating Archivists and their Constituencies
Acronym (if applicable):
Point of Contact: Shawn Rounds
Contact E-mail Address: shawn.rounds@mnhs.org
Telephone: 651-296-7953
URL: http://www.mnhs.org/preserve/records/workshops/edarchivists.html
Submitter Name: Jennifer Johnson
Submitter Organization: Minnesota Historical Society
Submitter E-mail: jennifer.johnson@mnhs.org
Submit Date: 25-Apr-01
Updated: 02-Jul-03

Description of Effort:
This is a two-year project, funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, to address a critical responsibility that archives have discovered in their work with electronic records: the persistent need to educate a variety of constituencies about the principles, products, and resources necessary to implement archival considerations in the application of information technology to governmental functions. Metadata and XML will be the two primary tools and resources to help archivists and their constituencies meet the electronic records challenge.

Major Participants:
Project Partners include the: Minnesota Historical Society, Delaware Public Archives, Indiana University Archives, State of Kentucky, Ohio Historical Society, San Diego Supercomputer Center, and Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Types of people they would like to get involved:
Our first goal will be to educate archivists on XML and Metadata. Our curricule will then be made available for use and adaption as archivists educate their constituencies.

How people can get involved:
We welcome comments and discussion on our project.

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