[Libs-Or] Twitter question...

Shannon Van Kirk SVanKirk at bluecc.edu
Fri Sep 4 11:08:18 PDT 2009

Since the statute defines a public record as "any writing that

*	Contains information that relates to the conduct of the public's
*	Is prepared, owned, used or maintained by a public body 
*	Regardless of physical form or characteristics. "

and does not exempt tweets in the following paragraph, it looks like
tweets are covered.

Happy archiving!



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From: libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
[mailto:libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Max
Sent: Friday, September 04, 2009 10:59 AM
To: libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Cc: lita-l at ala.org
Subject: [Libs-Or] Twitter question...


Hi everyone, 



I recently wrote a blog post on using Twitter for organizations.
Someone posted a question on my blog that I am not sure how to
answer-perhaps you can help me?




Are tweets by a library or other state agency public records and do they
fall under the Oregon Public Record laws:





What do you think?  I believe they are public records and  we would have
to archive our tweets and make them available for public review.



What do you think?


Any help would be appreciated!




Max Macias





Max Macias

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Portland Community College Library



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