The following is guest post from Amy Rudersdorf, Director, Digital Information Management Program at the State Library of North Carolina.
An automated ingest process for born-digital publications of and by North Carolina state government has seemed completely outside the realm of possibility for the small staff at the State Library, employed to fulfill a legal mandate to preserve these important documents. It was, if you will, our rubber tree plant. It would have remained so, too, without the 2011 IMLS Sparks! Ignition grant that enabled us to dedicate staff, work with a contractor, and obtain resources to make our apple pie hopes a reality in the form of our Capture, Ingest, and Checksum tool.
Source: The Signal