Open records advocates praise plan for local government e-archive

Pete writes " The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that while recently under fire for how it handles public e-mails, Ozaukee County Wisconsin is now being praised by state open records advocates for its plan to develop an archive that would give public access to electronic documents.The archive's primary purpose, to store e-mails sent and received by county supervisors, is "an example of a local government trying to come up with a responsible solution to this problem" of making computer records more accessible, said Maureen McGlynn Flanagan, an assistant state attorney general."


This is a fine thing. Librarians & archivists should do everything they can to make government more transparent. If government officials were certain that they were being watched by the public, they would be less inclined to try a lot of the crap they get away with today.

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