UNM had an antiquated approach to public information that was (not so easily) gotten around by the Journal. Here's the lowdown, from a column today by Thom Cole.
The administration makes a 448-page printed alphabetized list of full- and part-time UNM main campus and branch employees available for a two-hour checkout at Zimmerman Library.
A Journal editor checked out the list last Saturday, copied it ($43 in charges), then handed it off to our computer folks for scanning. The result is a list that is searchable but not sortable.
A measure this session would make information that's already available in a database form available electronically. Here's hoping it passes -- for all the state government information out there, not just salaries.