UELMA Program – Tues. Nov. 27

SNELLA and the Connecticut Bar Association Law Librarians Section are co-sponsoring the following program on UELMA.  The program is free to SNELLA and CBA members.

Please RSVP here.

Official Documents on the Web: Are They For Real?
Informational Program on the Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act (UELMA)

When:  Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 1-3 pm
Where:  Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hearing Room IC, Hartford

As Connecticut publishes more primary legal materials online, it is critical that the information be trustworthy and reliable. The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA) will ensure that Connecticut’s online state legal material deemed official will be preserved and made permanently available to the public in unaltered form. Public Act 11-150 §28 mandated that the Connecticut State Librarian, in conjunction with other key officials, establish standards for electronic authentication and preservation. UELMA sets forth parameters that require government publishers of primary legal materials in electronic format to authenticate, preserve, and provide permanent access to those resources. This program will address the need for authentication of official documents in Connecticut, why Connecticut should adopt UELMA, and the progress of the Act around the country.

Featured speakers:

Darcy Kirk
Associate Dean for Library and Technology & Professor of Law
University of Connecticut School of Law Library
Immediate Past President, American Association of Law Libraries

Emily Feltren
Director of Government Relations
American Association of Law Libraries

Kendall F. Wiggin
State Librarian
Connecticut State Library

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