Video Replay: Deleting The Public Record – MNCOGI Panel Discussion By Video By Bill Sorem | September 8, 2016 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Media Subscribe to Media MNCOGI The public’s right to see government records is meaningless if the records don’t exist. In this electronic era, government records are easier to destroy, denying the public information that could document the history of our times, bolster news reports, and serve audits and other checks on government accountability. On Thursday the Minnesota Coalition on Government Information held a discussion of state law, current practice and public policy options regarding records retention. The session provided practical, expert information to help inform journalists, historians, lawmakers and the concerned public. Video and lists of panelists Panelists are: James R. Nobles, Minnesota Legislative Auditor Cecily Marcus, Curator, Givens Collection of African American Literature, University of Minnesota Libraries Shawn Rounds, Minnesota State Archivist Don Gemberling, Minnesota’s top expert on the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act Journalist/author Jon Kerr moderator. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.