"Archivist Versus Records Management"
Freedom of Information: the view from below Jonathan Pepler County Archivist Cheshire County Council The view from below Freedom of information Publication scheme Right of access Environmental Information Regulations Re-use of Public Sector Information The view from below Cheshire context Background Records management Framework for responses Devolved v centralised Current changes View from below Publication scheme Aspiration versus reality Review and revision Re-use of Public Sector Information Information Asset Register ?= Publication Scheme Click licence The view from below The individual right of access: how has it been used? Numbers: 2005 284 2006 214 2007 205 Overwhelmingly FoI rather than EIR The view from below Subjects in 2007 Business 45 Community and living 7 Councils, Govt and democracy 36 Education and Learning 49 Environment 44 Health 8 Legal 1 Leisure and culture 1 Transport and Streets 1 The view from below How many have we refused? s36 How many have been referred to the Information Commissioner? The view from below Who’s asking? Mainly media Individual “collective”- general enquiries related to national events Political researchers Commercial organisations Members of the public The view from below How have things changed? A Records Manager Incremental change Higher profile for information management Greater sense of corporate ownership of information Increased awareness of legislative framework Greater openness in disclosing information Areas for improvement Understanding of case-by-case nature of the legislation Appreciation of significance of passage of time The view from below What of the future? Revised publication scheme Review of 30 year rule s46 revised guidance Impact of digital information