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The Resource FOIL : the law and the future of public information in New York, Brett Orzechowski

FOIL : the law and the future of public information in New York, Brett Orzechowski

Label
FOIL : the law and the future of public information in New York
Title
FOIL
Title remainder
the law and the future of public information in New York
Statement of responsibility
Brett Orzechowski
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Freedom of Information Law allows any person to request and obtain, without explanation or justification, existing, identifiable, and unpublished governmental records, including documents, data, and video. Signed into law in New York in 1974, FOIL remains a powerful public panacea in unlocking information and maintaining vital transparency in our state government. Databases detailing public employee compensation, online viewing of highway department agreements and school district superintendents{u2019} contracts, and text message exchanges{u2015}all disclosed and made public through FOIL requests{u2015}are now common, as the last decade has ushered in an increased demand for public information. [The author] guides readers through the creation of the law and the concept of open government in the twenty-first century, offering a foundational understanding of how the legislation works, who is exempt, and how the law was created for every citizen of New York State. Dozens of perspectives{u2015}from state senators to a Pulitzer Prize winner to watchdog organizations{u2015}outline the impact of New York State{u2019}s law. [The author] examines the drafting of current legislation to strengthen the existing law and offers perspectives from those who are confronted with the real challenges of accessing public information every day: journalists, attorneys, and citizens. This exploration of FOIL, including narrative, scholarly examination, and how-to guides, serves as a tour of a law that continues to impact residents across the state."--
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Back cover
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orzechowski, Brett
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freedom of information
  • Public records
  • Public records
  • Government information
  • Freedom of information
  • Government information
  • Public records
  • Public records
  • New York (State)
Label
FOIL : the law and the future of public information in New York, Brett Orzechowski
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The business of FOIL
  • The citizen : George and Helen of Troy
  • Watchdogs : transparency and civil liberties
  • Data : numbers in, some numbers out
  • State and fed : different levels, same issues
  • Transparency : defining the future of "open"
  • The administration
  • FOIL analysis and review : in their words
  • A brief history of New Yorkers' right to know
  • Legacy media : choices and challenges
  • Digital media : access and denial
  • Article 78 : last resort, first step
  • Exemption, ethics, and the Joint Commission on Public Ethics
  • The legislature : two FOIL bills, one veto
  • Policy : police cameras and the public
  • Public-information officers : boards and the bored
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 333 pages
Isbn
9780815635727
Lccn
2017061241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1012343830
Label
FOIL : the law and the future of public information in New York, Brett Orzechowski
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The business of FOIL
  • The citizen : George and Helen of Troy
  • Watchdogs : transparency and civil liberties
  • Data : numbers in, some numbers out
  • State and fed : different levels, same issues
  • Transparency : defining the future of "open"
  • The administration
  • FOIL analysis and review : in their words
  • A brief history of New Yorkers' right to know
  • Legacy media : choices and challenges
  • Digital media : access and denial
  • Article 78 : last resort, first step
  • Exemption, ethics, and the Joint Commission on Public Ethics
  • The legislature : two FOIL bills, one veto
  • Policy : police cameras and the public
  • Public-information officers : boards and the bored
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 333 pages
Isbn
9780815635727
Lccn
2017061241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1012343830

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