The public’s right to see government records is meaningless if the records don’t exist. In this electronic era, government records are easier to destroy, denying the public information that could document the history of our times, bolster news reports, and serve audits and other checks on government accountability.
On September 8th, please join the Minnesota Coalition on Government Information for a discussion of state law, current practice, and public policy options regarding records retention. The session will provide practical, expert information to help inform journalists, historians, lawmakers and the concerned public. Panelists are:
- James R. Nobles, Minnesota Legislative Auditor
- Cecily Marcus, Curator, Givens Collection of African American Literature, University of Minnesota Libraries
- Shawn Rounds, Minnesota State Archivist
- Don Gemberling, Minnesota’s top expert on the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act
Journalist/author Jon Kerr will moderate.
The UpTake will live stream the event. Watch it here.
Presenter: Paul Hannah
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
4:30 – 6:00 pm
Women Venture Meeting Room
2324 University Ave West, St. Paul (just East of Raymond)
A COGI-tations Event
Confused about how and when Fair Use applies to entries on Facebook, Twitter and blogs? Paul Hannah, media lawyer, provides pointers on Copyright law for journalists, concerned citizens, bloggers and all concerned about Fair Use in online expressions. As a well-known Twin Cities media attorney, Mr. Hannah knows the law and can clarify it for those who may be intimidated, confused or overwhelmed by it.
This event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.
COGI-tations are public forums sponsored by the Minnesota Coalition on Government Information.