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January 2009

The Collaborative Electronic Records Project has drawn to a close. This
three-year collaboration between the Rockefeller Archive Center and the
Smithsonian Institution Archives undertook the challenge of long-term
preservation of email collections and their storage in a digital
repository. The team is happy to report that it achieved its goal. 

CERP deliverables included:
*	Records Management Guidance 
*	Transfer Guidance 
*	Email Management Guidance 
*	METS import file for ingest into DSpace 
*	Preservation parser to output email collection in the XML
preservation format 
*	Email Account XML Schema co-developed by CERP and EMCAP
(NHPRC-Funded Preservation of Electronic Mail Collaboration Initiative) 

Read more about CERP at http://siarchives.si.edu/cerp

Please excuse cross-postings.

Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig
Electronic Records Division Archivist
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Capital Gallery Building
600 Maryland Ave SW
Suite 3000
MRC 507
Washington, DC 20024-2520