ERIC Number: ED345698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
The Quiet Revolution III: Report to the Governor and Legislature on Local Government Records Management.
New York State Education Dept., Albany.
This report covers only the past year (1989) but the changes and events it describes began in August 1987 with the approval of the Local Government Records Law (Ch. 737, Laws of 1987), which took effect in August 1988. That law consolidated and updated New York's legal requirements pertaining to local government records management. It required that each local government designate a records management officer and support a coordinated records management program. The law also established the New York State Local Government Records Advisory Council to advise the Commissioner on state policies and procedures, services, and financial support needed to effect adequate record management. The Council's December 1987 report ("The Quiet Revolution...") offered several recommendations for strengthening the capacities of local governments in records management, including a recommendation leading to the 1989 Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund Act. The fund will probably generate $6 to $10 million annually, depending on the State's housing market, the extent of litigation, and other factors affecting the creation and filing of documents. This report discusses revenue collection and expenditure, regional advisory services, the grants program, local government records bureau services, and activity in local governments. Recommendations and a concluding statement complete the report. A list of members of the New York State Local Government Records Advisory Council is appended. (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Note: For related documents, see ED 342 368-370.