ASSOCIATION OF CENTERS FOR THE STUDY OF CONGRESS
The Constituent Services Data Task Force is responsible for overseeing the congressional constituent correspondence data preservation and access program, including but not limited to a partnership with the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), continued development of the CSS/CMS data curation tool, and ongoing community engagement with both archivists and researchers.
The Task Force is building on the Congressional Papers Section report, “Archiving Constituent Services Data of the U.S. Congress,” and the LYRASIS supported America Contacts Congress project at West Virginia University Libraries.
The Task Force plans to complete the following tasks by June 2020.
The Task Force will develop a proposal and seek Executive Committee and membership approval to:
The Task Force will work closely with representatives from ICPSR and ACSC member organizations to:
The Task Force will collaborate with developers at West Virginia University Libraries and others to:
*If your organization is interested in the ICPSR pilot project, please complete this brief survey. While your organization will work directly with ICPSR to create an agreement, the Task Force is interested to learn about the agreements and the benefits and challenges of this project.