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About the Editors:
Ben Alexander is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at Queens College, The City University of New York, where he also serves as Director of Archival Studies. In addition to his full time faculty appointment, Alexander also serves as the Head of Special Collections and Archives for the Queens College Libraries.
Andrew Flinn is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of the Archives and Records Management (ARM) (including the recently (2102) merged Records and Archive Management (International) (RAMI) MA) program in the Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCL). In 2011 he was the Allen Smith Visiting Scholar in the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at Simmons College, Boston, MA.
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The Advocacy Committee of the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART) supports the Hart Island Project in its effort to provide visibility and access to the New York City public cemetery on Hart’s Island. In particular, ART agrees that the Department of Corrections should make their electronic database of people buried at Hart’s Island since 1977 available on its website, and will submit written testimony in favor of open records at the upcoming New York City Council Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services hearing on Thursday, September 27, 2012.
The New York City Council Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services will hold a hearing on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 1pm in the 14th floor Committee Room at 250 Broadway, in Manhattan, on the following two bills:
Int. No. 803
By Council Members Crowley, Oddo, Vacca, Lander, Cabrera, Dromm, Eugene, Ferreras, Foster, James, Koo, Koppell, Koslowitz, Levin, Palma, Rose, Williams, Wills, Weprin, Mendez, Mark-Viverito and Halloran.
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the Department of Correction to make its electronic database of people buried at Hart’s Island, since 1977, available on its website.
Int. No. 804
By Council Members Crowley, Oddo, Vacca, Lander, Brewer, Cabrera, Dromm, Eugene, Foster, Jackson, James, Koo, Koppell, Koslowitz, Levin, Palma, Rose, Wills, Mendez, Mark-Viverito and Halloran.
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the Department of Correction to put its Hart’s Island visitation policy in writing, post it on its website, and make it available to anyone who requests a copy.
Hearings are open to the public. Interested ART members are encouraged to attend. If you wish to testify, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to receive copies of these bills or advanced copies of testimony, please contact:
Director of The Hart Island Project
More information about The Hart Island Project is available via the Current Actions section of the Advocacy Committee website.
A VERY SPECIAL EVENT:
TOWN HALL WITH HEALTH DEPARTMENT
JOIN US FOR A DIALOGUE ABOUT VITAL RECORDS
ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER ELIZABETH BEGIER, MD, MPH,
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE, BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS,
WILL ANSWER QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS ABOUT NYC VITAL RECORDS
Edna Wells Handy, Commissioner, Department of Citywide Administrative Services
Eileen Flannelly, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Records & Information Services
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
DEPARTMENT OF RECORDS VISITOR CENTER, 31 Chambers Street, Room 112- LOBBY
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