Friday, June 23, 2006

The National Archives and the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) are to merge

Taken from Kable public sector news:

The merger was announced on 21 June 2006 by Hilary Armstrong, chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Baroness Ashton, parliamentary under-secretary at the Department for Constitutional Affairs. They said it is aimed at creating a stronger centre for information management in the public sector, enabling a more responsive approach to the challenges of new technology.

They said they will come together under the name of the National Archives, will lead on information policy and support the delivery of records and information management across the public sector. The merger will take effect in October 2006.

Will be interesting to track new policy developments related to information re-use, especially in light of the Free our Data campaign currently building support for relaxing restrictions on reuse of public data and information.

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