Tweets as part of the legislative record? Cool….
From The Thicket…
If your legislature uses Twitter, those Tweets, along with every other public tweet since Twitter’s inception in March 2006, will now be archived digitally at the Library of Congress.
The Minnesota Historical Society’s (MHS) Model Technological and Social Architecture for the Preservation of State Government Digital Information Project is working on ways to preserve and provide enhanced online access to legislative materials in digital form.
This multi-year project, funded through the Library of Congress’ National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), is working to implement a trustworthy information management system and is testing the capacity of different states to adopt and adapt the system for their own use. The project is exploring ways states can preserve and provide better long-term digital access to bills, committee reports, floor proceedings and other legislative materials. (Read more).