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Category Archives: Online records
Can Electronic Records Save Money, Increase Efficiency, and Benefit Everyone? – Sunlight Foundation Blog
Should government agencies put all their records online, saving storage space and making it easier for the public to see records? Money can be an issue.
Three bright ideas 1. With Kickstarter Funding, FOIA Machine Wants to Help Fix Public Records FOIA Machine, a platform that aims to streamline the process of tracking of filing and tracking public record requests, has raised more than $29,000 on Kickstarter … Continue reading
Check out education reporter Angie Mason’s post about the York County school superintendents’ contracts she has collected online.
Every now and then you stumble across something that makes you go, “Really? This exists?” in a good way.
How about Code for America? Atop its website: “A new kind of public service: Helping governments work better for everyone with people and the power of the web.”
A new website lets you see how much money Pennsylvania labor unions are giving to politicians.
I’m getting ready to spend some time at the York Fair to talk about open records, and in preparation, I put together a starter kit of public records resources on the bookmarking service Evernote.
Earlier this year the YDR got involved with a ProPublica effort to collect and publish political ad data from TV stations. The information is public, but the stations didn’t make it available online; you had to go to a station … Continue reading
Over the past few weeks we’ve been beefing up our online offering of raw data in various forms — searchable spreadsheets, lists, interactive maps and more. When you have a few moments, take some time and check out what’s there … Continue reading
Poynter reports that an FCC vote is scheduled for next week. Check out the YDR’s involvement, with ProPublica, in an effort to make those records public.
A post on Bill Moyers & Company titled “FCC chair blasts broadcasters as being against transparency and journalism” sounded interesting enough, and then when I checked it out, I said: Hey, we know something about that. The post reports on the … Continue reading