In mid-2015 when the team at Streamline first learned of the coming law, they immediately started brainstorming ways to help local agencies comply with the requirements. Because the law can be confusing, there appeared to be a lot of room for a technical solution to guide them through the steps needed to help each agency determine what needed to be in the catalog.
From that initial commitment to assist, a tool has developed that helps agencies step through all the "enterprise systems" they may have, and answer yes or no questions about each that help them determine what needs to be stored in the catalog and what does not.
In addition, it can optionally save a record of any non-reportable systems, so when the agency updates the catalog each year there is a record of the work that has already been done.
Other features include reminders to help agencies keep the catalog updated, and tools that allow agencies to print the catalog, post the catalog on a standalone webpage, embed the catalog in their own site, or email the catalog to whomever may ask for it.
The overarching goal of this project is to help agencies comply before the July 1, 2015 deadline, without placing unnecessary burden on the staff at each agency.
For more information, contact the Streamline team.