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Disclosing Freedom of Information Releases

Ann Apps

Mimas, The University of Manchester.

Paper presented by Ann Apps at:
ELPUB2007: The Eleventh International Conference on Electronic Publishing - Openness in Digital Publishing: Awareness, Discovery and Access, Vienna, Austria, 13-15 June 2007. PowerPoint presentation

In: Chan, L., Martens, B. (eds): ELPUB2007: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Electronic Publishing - Openness in Digital Publishing: Awareness, Discovery and Access, Vienna, Austria, 13-15 June 2007 (ÖKK-Editions, Vienna) pp 425-434, ISBN 978-3-85437-292-9.

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Abstract

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Acts passed in 2000 in England and Wales and in 2002 in Scotland require organisations, including UK Higher Education Institutions (HEI), to provide requested information within certain conditions. The JISC Information Governance Gateway (JIGG) project aims to provide a single online gateway into information and resources related to HEIs' compliance with information governance legislation, including FOI. One of the project's objectives is to provide dissemination of the FOI disclosure logs by a web search within the gateway and also using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). It is hoped this will assist HEI records management practitioners in sharing their experiences of dealing with FOI requests, and lead to future collaborations within a wider community. This paper describes the development of a JIGG FOI Application Profile as a `template' for FOI disclosure log entries, and its subsequent translation into a practical application.
Keywords: Freedom of Information; information governance; records management; OAI-PMH; Dublin Core Application Profile


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20 June 2007

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