The Chesapeake Project is a digital preservation program established "to preserve and ensure permanent access to vital legal information currently available on the World Wide Web." The project is a collaboration implemented under the Legal Information Preservation Alliance (LIPA) with three member libraries: Georgetown University Law Library, State Law Library of Maryland, and Virginia State Law Library. The project hopes to lay the foundation for a nationwide program to preserve materials supporting "legal research, practice, and scholarship in the U.S." On the site, visitors can keyword search for legal information, browse through materials, or view a list of collections already in place. Also available on the site is a "My favorites" which helps users save information they found useful or would like to reference in the future. Visitors can also view the overall plan for the Project in pdf format, as well as read a case study of the Project. Overall, this is a valuable enterprise, and for those interested in topics from animal law to the Supreme Court this site should prove quite valuable.


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