Extending the Boundaries: A Workshop on Managing and Preserving
Geospatial Electronic Records
Palisades, NY, Thursday, May 13, 2004.
The workshop brought together practitioners and managers
from both the geospatial and data archiving communities to
address the challenges faced by state and local government
personnel in managing and preserving geospatial data and
related electronic records.
Goals for the workshop were to review and recommend practical
and appropriate policies, techniques, standards, and practices
for managing GERs based on experience and practices drawn
from both the geospatial and data archiving fields. Effective
management of GERs can foster their long-term retention and
dissemination and facilitate their usability and utility
as important organizational assets and information resources.
The workshop included presentations on both
geospatial and archival perspectives and on the initial results
of an ongoing
study of geospatial data management practices in the New
York/New Jersey/Connecticut region. Following the presentations,
interdisciplinary teams of data analysts, managers, and archivists
assessed the requirements and reviewed practical approaches
for managing and preserving GERs that have been or could
be implemented by state and local government archivists,
records managers, and other institutional recordkeepers.
Links to the workshop materials are listed below.