Local officials in D.C. recently convened a convention to draft a constitution that would put the city on the path to statehood. Under the plan, the District would adopt a new name: "New Columbia." But some of those who've been on the front lines of the fight for statehood aren't thrilled about how the process has worked so far - and where it might be going.
For the past decade, debates about politics and public policy have been spilling onto the Internet. But many of the artifacts of those debates — from campaign materials to government records — now exist only in their digital form. Tech Tuesday explores new initiatives to capture snapshots of today’s official websites and archive the digital history of American politics.
- Kris Carpenter Director of the Web Group, Internet Archive
- Martha Anderson Director of Program Management, National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), Library of Congress
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