LLMC Completes Digitization of New York State Legislative Journals

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Contact: 
Judy Alspach - jalspach@crl.edu

LLMC, through its partnership with CRL, recently completed the digitization of the full set of historical New York state Senate and Assembly Journals. This further expands the LLMC-Digital collection of U.S. state and Canadian provincial legislative journals begun as a targeted initiative four years ago.

LLMC’s coverage for New York now extends as far back as 1695 with the Journal of the House of Representatives for His Majestie’s Province of New York in America. New York becomes the 38th state for which LLMC has digitized serial runs from CRL’s collection of House and Senate Journals. Digitization of the 39th state, Massachusetts, starts immediately. Materials from all 38 states including New York are now available to all CRL and LLMC members through the LLMC-Digital database. All journals digitized under the program will be preserved in remote archival storage under the auspices of LLMC and CRL

These materials are essential resources for researching state history and governance.They record the daily actions of the legislative bodies and include a wide range of items such as introduced bills, roll calls, votes as well as related official papers and reports. Records for all holdings in LLMC-Digital can be downloaded from OCLC through WorldShare Collection Manager. Records for all holdings digitized through the CRL partnership are also available in CRL’s catalog and can be requested from CRL.

 

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