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Mike Ashenfelder from the Library of Congress talks with Minnesota State Archivist Robert Horton about the challenges and success of making government electronic records available to the general public. Horton also talks about his work assisting other state archive in their digital preservation efforts.
Robert Horton is state archivist and director of the library, publications and collections division at the Minnesota Historical Society. Among other activities, he is on the advisory boards of the National Archives' Electronic Records Archives; the College of St. Catherine's Library and Information School; and the University of North Carolina's Educating Stewards of Public Information project. Currently, he directs the Society's National Digital Information and Infrastructure Preservation Program initiative, working with legislative digital content and its preservation; the immigrant oral history project and Minnesota's participation in the National Newspaper Digitization project.
About Digital Preservation
The mission of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program is to develop a national strategy to collect, preserve and make available significant digital content for current and future generations. Collaboration and shared ideas are essential to the success of all digital preservation institutions. These podcasts are conversations with digital preservation leaders.