Handle Drafts With Care

Nova Dubovik GRAMA, Open Government, State Records Committee

The Salt Lake Tribune v. Kane County, SRC Decision, Case No. 17-44 The State Records Committee, on November 9, 2017, heard The Salt Lake Tribune v. Kane County, a case regarding Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument boundary maps prepared by Kane County and shown to the United States Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke during his listening tour to Utah in …

Are Records About Juveniles Private?

Nova Dubovik State Records Committee

Winters v. West Jordan City and Utah State Records Committee, Case No. 17096014, Third District Court. In August 2017, the State Records Committee heard Winters v. West Jordan City Police Department, a case regarding body camera and surveillance footage that captured and identified juveniles in a public space.  The Appellant argued that the video is a public record and should …

Electronic Records Day 2017 on Web Archiving

Electronic Records Day 2017: Web Archiving

Gina Strack Open Government

Electronic Records Day (10/10/2017) is designed to raise awareness among state government agencies, the general public, related professional organizations, and other stakeholders about the crucial role electronic records play in their world. As of 2014, there are at least 1 billion different websites on the Internet.1 What would happen if all that information were lost? Even without a large disaster, …

A Clearly Unwarranted Invasion of Personal Privacy

Rosemary Cundiff GRAMA, Records Management, State Records Committee

Utah State Archives notes that the American Library Association has created Choose Privacy Week, an “annual, week-long event that promotes the importance of individual privacy rights and celebrates libraries and librarians’’ unique role in protecting privacy in the library and in society as a whole.” Much has been said about the value of government transparency, however, personal privacy is also important. The …

A Portal to Sunshine

Nova Dubovik GRAMA, Open Government

Utah holds a distinguished reputation as the new Silicon Valley or, more fondly, is referred to as the Silicon Slopes. Thus, it is not surprising that in 2014 the Utah Legislature enacted the Open Records Portal, a website designed to encourage government transparency and accountability.  Since its infancy, the public has submitted over 2000 records requests through the portal to …

Special Training for Special & Local Districts

Renée Wilson Open Government, Records Management

If you work for a special district, local district, or interlocal, we invite you personally to join one of our upcoming Open Records Portal training sessions:   Tuesday, January 17, 2017 10 AM – 12 PM • Live in person at the State Archives in Salt Lake • Live online at utahstatearchives.adobeconnect.com/onlinetraining/   Friday, February 3, 2017 10 AM – 12 …

Records Access II: Focus Group Discussion-Dec. 1, 2016

Nova Dubovik GRAMA, Records Management, Training

The State Archives is excited to offer the third Records Access II: Focus Group Discussion on December 1, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  This is an informal class with the objective to discuss GRAMA questions, State Records Committee (SRC) rulings, and share best practices among fellow records officers. Available to answer your GRAMA questions and concerns will be …

RECORDS ACCESS II: Focus Group Discussion

Nova Dubovik GRAMA, Training

RECORDS ACCESS II: Focus Group Discussion:  The State Archives is excited to offer the second Records Access II: Focus Group Discussion on November 15, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  This is an information gathering class with the objective to discuss GRAMA questions, State Records Committee (SRC) rulings, and share best practices among fellow records officers.  Available to answer …

SRC September Round-up

Nova Dubovik GRAMA, State Records Committee

By Nova Dubovik on October 5, 2016. The State Records Committee heard an unprecedented seven appeals on September 8, 2016.  You can locate the Decisions and Orders on the State Records Committee website and the meeting minutes and public handouts on the Utah Public Notice Website. Clára v. Utah Transit Authority, Case No. 16-33, Description: The Petitioner requested email correspondences …