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  1. Jun 2018
    1. FOI is fraught with numerous setbacks and barriers

      I highlghted the 4 factors considered to be a "road block" in achieving the purpose of FOI. Followed by my question, how free are we in terms in enjoying our rights to freedom on information? How extensive is the informatio being shared to the public?

    2. Government record production, retention, and conveyance is an ongoing process (Gil-Garcia, Chun, & Janssen, 2009), one that can produce access and accountability, but which is also subject to barriers

      I think this is the same premise as to my thoughts of making it more simple so ordinary citizens even without the training can have access to this information.

    3. The goal is to promote record production and retention to ensure all users of government records can access them through paper and e-channels.

      I wish that this cn be realized, and also, should aim to use a "language" where everyone can understand. This way, people are not scared to use the system instead will have more confident in accessing this privilege.

    4. An FOI request involves a written query for records, a submission fee

      I disgaree to the idea of associated fees for requesting government information because this can be a potential barrier to the freedom of information ideology. I think everyone should enjoy this freedom regardless of their economic status.

  2. May 2018
    1. effective information culture aligned to the culture of the organization continues to be an essential element of success in future improvement efforts in information and records management.

      I agree with this argument.

    2. 96 percent of respondents agreed that good quality information is critical to achieving the organization's goals

      If information is suppressed and then how would the organization without great tool of information sharing. The 96% result is an evidence that organizations with very effective information sharing culture thrive.

    3. it was suggested that training is needed to communicate the mean of confidential information to staff

      This is a very significant point.

    4. social dynamics between supervisors and workers relies upon trust, or the lack of trust, which will also have an effect on information sharing

      Does it mean that there is no transparency in the organization?

    5. Information culture is a culture that is conducive to effective information management

      If an effective information culture is present in the workplace, then it can create an atmosphere of well-informed workers.

    1. majority of five hundred students appeared to tick all the boxes of digital inclusion criteria; physical access, motivation, relatively high levels of information, digital and civic literacies and possibly most importantly in the context of this study, psychological access.

      I think it would be interesting if the study did not only focus on the students (younger group) since the case study also mentioned that all demographics lack the same skills as the former group. This way, there can be a comparison between generations in terms of technology skills.

    2. Education in digital literacy is the responsibility of many sectors and jurisdictions.

      I agree that education is the best way to combat the issue on diffculty finding government information or at leas the technques on how to search for them.

    3. young people “lack the skills and perseverance to conduct sophisticated and in-depth information searches” (Julien, 2015), better digital literacy is required across all groups of citizens. This has been substantiated by national longitudinal surveys of public libraries that show inc

      I agree that digital literacy should encompass all ages, however, I argue that the most vulnerable sectors of the society when it comes to the accessibility of government information are the senior people due to lack of technical skills. A personal view based on my experience working at the public library.