New legislation is currently under review by City Council that will change the administrative structure of the New York City Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS), the department that is responsible for the NYC Municipal Archives, City Hall Library, and records programs. The proposal will merge DORIS into the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS). The proposal must be brought before the City Council and approved by its members before it can be enacted.
On Wednesday April 13, 2011, the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART) submitted to City Council’s Committee on Governmental Operations a list of concerns and recommendations regarding the proposed legislation. The list of concerns and recommendations is available on our website (direct link to list: http://bit.ly/e1hkIw ).