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Monday, September 22, 2008

Chesapeake Project Legal Information Archive

The Chesapeake Project is a two-year pilot digital preserva-
tion program established to preserve and ensure permanent
access to vital legal information currently available in digital
formats on the World Wide Web. The project is a collaborative
venture implemented under the auspices of the Legal Information
Preservation Alliance (LIPA) by three LIPA-member libraries: the
Georgetown University Law Library, the Maryland State Law
Library, and the Virginia State Law Library.

* The Maryland State Law Library digital-archive collection contains
items that describe, analyze, document, propose, clarify, or define
public-policy and legal issues that affect the citizens of the state of

* The Virginia State Law Library digital-archive collection represents
the online publications of the state’s judicial branch of government,
including those of the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Judicial
Council of Virginia.

* The Georgetown Law Library digital-archive collection includes
secondary legal materials based on scholarly areas of interest and
the established legal research institutes at the Georgetown Law
Center, as well as jurisdictional materials by and about the
District of Columbia.