Target Audience: Librarians interested and involved in affecting legal information policy, especially policies relating to the authentication and preservation of digital legal resources
1. Participants will be able to identify and discuss the various sections of the Authentication and Preservation of State Electronic Legal Materials Uniform Act.
2. Participants will generate ideas to assist with the adoption of the Authentication and Preservation of State Electronic Legal Materials Uniform Act in their respective states.
The City of Philadelphia, a centerpiece of early American history, was the host to many ideas and actions that gave birth to the American Revolution and independence. Fittingly, AALL and the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) join together in Philadelphia today to discuss actions that could signal the birth of a revolution in digital government legal information - trustworthy authentication and preservation of online digital legal information by the states. The NCCUSL Drafting Committee on the Authentication and Preservation of State Electronic Legal Materials Act presented its first reading of the uniform act in July 2010 and the second reading earlier this month. The Drafting Committee Chair and Reporter will analyze the uniform law, discuss NCCUSL actions at and after the second reading, and offer their assessments of the next steps in the process - the American Bar Association House of Delegates reactions to the uniform law and expected actions in various states to enact the uniform act.