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As a state agency, records in all formats created by, owned, used, or retained by the University of Kentucky are public records (KRS 171.410 ).
All public records, whether they are stored in a computer or on paper, must be open for inspection, although certain types of records are exempted, except by court order (KRS 61.870-884).
University of Kentucky public records must be managed economically and efficiently (KRS 171.680 ). The agency head must establish and maintain a records management program (KRS 171.680 ), while the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) is responsible for setting the standards, procedures, and administrative regulations for public records management, preservation, and reproduction (KRS 171.450).
State Archives and Records: Kentucky Revised Statutes chapter 171.410-740
Tampering with public records: Kentucky Revised Statutes chapter 519.060
Open Records: Kentucky Revised Statutes chapter 61.870-884