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									GRAMA and         Social Media


  Utah League of Cities and Towns
  September 9, 2009
What is a record?

 A record is “a book, letter, document, paper, map,
 plan, photograph, film, card, tape, recording,
 electronic data, or other documentary material
 regardless of physical form or characteristics: that
 is prepared, owned, received, or retained by a
 governmental entity or political subdivision; and
 where all of the information in the original is
 reproducible by photocopy or other mechanical
 or electronic means.” (§ 63G-2-103).
What is a record?

 Records are defined in terms of their
 function, not format. The most important
 aspect in identifying a record is the
 content: is the information meaningful in
 conducting your business and for how
 long?
The 2 sides of GRAMA: Access and
Management
 Every person has the right to inspect a public
 record free of charge (§63G-2-201).
 Every governmental entity needs to submit a
 schedule for the retention and disposition of
 its records to the State Records Committee
 (§ 63G-2-604).
Technology will always change

 Questions?




                        Patricia Smith-Mansfield
                             Utah State Archives
                            pmansfie@utah.gov

								
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