The Sunshine Conference materials are now available on our website!

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Did you miss our Sunshine Conference on March 13, 2018? Was there a session that you would really like to share with your co-workers? The materials and recordings from our Sunshine Conference are now available on the State Archives’ website. You can also access the videos from our YouTube channel. We hope that you will find these materials useful.   …

A Day of Sunshine

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Welcome to the inaugural Open Government Conference! Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9 a.m. – 4 p.m The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service is excited to announce “A Day of Sunshine.”  Come and learn why transparency matters and how to work together for a better open government. Our guest speakers include: John Dougall, State Auditor Joel Campbell, Associate Professor …

A Day of Sunshine

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  Come and learn about government transparency from the following speakers.                                    John Dougall, State Auditor | Why Government Transparency is Important Joel Campbell, Assoc. Professor of Journalism (BYU) | Adopting “Sunshine” Standards Charles Stormont, attorney for UTA | Privacy from a Legal Perspective …

Are Records About Juveniles Private?

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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

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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, …

Endangered Data Week

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Endangered Data A healthy democracy relies on an active and informed citizenry, which in turn depends on transparent government and open access to information. Today, this reality is under constant threat, whether from the fragile nature of digital data or the ongoing risk that information can be easily removed from the public domain. Threats like these demand a greater awareness and accountability …