Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Updated Legislative Alert Posted On IAJGS Website

An updated Legislative Alert has been posted to the IAJGS website www.iajgs.org and click either under the Public Records Access newsboy- latest alert of the left hand button under legislation then latest alert.

The updates include IAJGS's the issue on (US) National Archives proposing some major changes that will significantly reduce the space and services available to researchers who wish to use NARA records in Washington, D.C. without any process for public input. Included is a link to the IAJGS letter sent to the acting US Archivist expressing our concerns and request for the public process. A similar letter from IAJGS was sent to David S. Ferriero, the US Archivist nominee. More information on this issue is included.

Also included in the update is information on the recently enacted California legislation and updated information on the Michigan Library closings due to state budgetary problems.

Jan Meisels Allen
Director-at-large, IAJGS and
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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