Digital Towpath Supports Efficiency and Transparency through Shared Technology Resources

The Digital Towpath community cloud and e-government content management system  provide local governments with easy-to-use, cost efficient tools, which they use to build full featured web sites, increase communication with citizens, manage electronic records, and improve efficiency. 


Introduction to DTP Video

More than 150 years ago, the Erie Canal helped transform a forgotten ‘wilderness’ into an industrial powerhouse—turning New York State into the Empire State. Where the Erie Canal —often referred to as the Towpath—was the primary artery for economic development and commerce within the State, today a new era is dawning and the internet is the vehicle driving commerce and information flow.

Digital Towpath is an e-government solution for local governments that understand the utility of the internet and recognize its growing importance as a community resource. Through Digital Towpath's easy to implement and maintain e-government system, local government can provide and receive information and interact with the community in ways that just a few years ago did not seem possible. As a resource for people outside the community to learn more about your city, town, or village, Digital Towpath provides the flexibility that is needed to develop your community’s online signature.

Just as the Erie Canal did years earlier, the Digital Towpath gives communities greater access to local government information and services. It’s a new infrastructure ‘towpath’ for community growth and prosperity, and a tool for economic and cultural expansion – a virtual statement that New York is connected and a good place to live, work and play.

Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund Grant Award

Digital Towpath is pleased to announce that the Cooperative has received funding for a 2015-17 LGRMIF demonstration project. This two-year project will bring new functionality to assist member governments in the management of electronic records. The project, in partnership with the Center for Technology in Government (CTG) of the University at Albany, features a student study of our systems, enhancements to the Electronic Records Management System (ERMS), additions to our systems to handle the increased use of the ERMS anticipated with the introduction of those enhancements, and a toolkit of policies and procedures that all local governments in New York can use to improve management of their electronic records.


Update on the student project