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.
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.
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.