Pol-Open Records: Inspection of University Records by the Public
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University of Louisville
Open Records: Inspection of University Records by the Public
July 15, 1976
This policy applies to the University Community (administrators, faculty, staff and students).
University records are subject to inspection by the public in accordance with the Kentucky Open Records Act (KRS 61.870-61.884).
REASON FOR POLICY
Kentucky Open Records Act (KRS 61.870-61.884)
Kentucky law defines public records as "all books, papers, maps, photographs, cards, tapes, disks, diskettes, recordings, and other documentary materials, regardless of physical form or characteristics, which are prepared, owned, used, in the possession of or retained by a public agency" (KRS 171.410, Section 1). The Kentucky Open Records Act mandates that "public records shall be open for inspection by any person, except as otherwise provided by KRS 61.870-61.884" (KRS 61.872)
The University Archivist serves as the official custodian of University records. The Senior Compliance Officer responds to all Open Records requests.
Executive Vice President and University Provost
RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION
Archives and Special Collections
400 Ekstrom Library
The University Policy and Procedure Library is updated regularly. In order to ensure a printed copy of this document is current, please access it online at http://louisville.edu/policies.