Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Open Government Event at UW

A national webcast ("Closed Doors? Open Democracies?") will discuss open access to government documents Monday, March 12, 10:00-12:30 (our time). It's sponsored by OpenTheGovernment.org and a number of library and journalist organizations.

After the webcast, we'll have two great local speakers:

  • Steve Miletich, one of the reporters who researched and reported the Seattle Times's terrific series on sealed court records ("Your Courts, Their Secrets")
  • Armen Yousoufian, a board member of Washington Coalition for Open Government and the plaintiff in "the largest and most successful Public Disclosure Act lawsuit under any state open records act in U.S. history," Yousoufian v. Sims, which sought documents related to the construction of the Seahawks stadium and demotion of the Kingdome. Documents and news coverage of the case are on Yousoufian's website.
This free event is hosted by the University Libraries and cosponsored by Law Librarians of Puget Sound, Washington Coalition for Open Government, and Washington State Library. (Fittingly, it is open to the public.)

Where? Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 220. Parking & Directions:

To register, click here.

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